Booklist: Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with this K-12 booklist! Native American Heritage Month is celebrated during the month of November. Click on each link to visit the product page.  Elementary School   Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child (Author), Jonathan Thunder (Illustrator), Gordon Jourdain (Translator) At the Mountain’s Base by Traci Sorell (Author), Weshoyot Alvitre

Animal Idioms

Here is a short ELA lesson combining the animal flash cards with the idioms activities on Making Camp Premium – specifically whichever one it is that involves animal idioms. This PDF is free and downloadable. Print them out and use them for practicing the names of 25 animals in both Spanish and English! This can support ESL

Idioms Book Activity

Standards Scroll to the ELA standards. Summary Idioms can be tough to explain. I mean, you’re basically saying, “This combination of words means something totally different than what the actual words mean.” As we’ve built out language arts elements in both our upcoming Making Camp Premium and AzTech apps, we asked teachers what they thought

Vocab Cards: Animal Names in Spanish

Hello Teachers! Strong Mind Studios just released the first set of bilingual flash cards for your students! This PDF is free and downloadable. Print them out and use them for practicing the names of 25 animals in both Spanish and English! This can support ESL and your Spanish language class. Tune into our Spanish word

October: The Corn Month

So When is ‘Corn Month?’ As you know, crops are harvested in the fall, most notably, corn. People from North, Central, and South America ate corn, which they had domesticated about 10,000 years ago. Native American tribes also grew it later on, after corn began finding its way northward, about 4,500 years ago. Corn also

ESL Jeopardy Game

Gamify ESL/ELL! Get your students excited about parts of speech or any other category. This can be adapted for math! This is the modified version from a collection found at BridgeUniverse. Play ESL Jeopardy remotely (by sharing your screen with the class) or with an in-person class (on your SMARTboard or whiteboard). Materials Whiteboard and

What is a Percent?

This lesson is from our AzTech series. The following featured video is on percentages and it teaches you what a percent is and how to find a percent using multiplication and division with fractions. See our other resources, which includes clip art, vetted links, PowerPoint presentations and many more so that you can supplement the

Video: To Solve a Math Problem, Visualize!

One book I highly recommend for anyone who teaches math above the the fourth grade level, all the way up to doctoral students, is Writing to Teach Mathematics and Science. Connolly and Vilardi give a TON of ideas, including drawing out the problem. Most teachers first teach with a fancy tool we like to call visualizing.

Adding Fractions using Doughnuts

STANDARDS CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.CAdd and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction. LESSON TIME 20-30 minutes SUMMARY This lesson for Grades 4-5 uses doughnuts to

Internet Field Trip: An Overview on Teaching Fractions

Here’s a good Internet Field Trip. We’re drawing closer to Spring. But what exactly does that mean? So, the first day of winter in a given year was Dec. 21st. The first day of spring in a relative year is March 20th. Here’s your winter breakdown: 10 days in December 31 days in January 24