So today was an exciting
crazy day. It snowed! Actually it's still snowing, see?
I didn't have time to change my fall decorations before the season changed, apparently!
Ok, now I have a question.
With the Common Core, it's really being stressed that we integrate the subjects we teach. We need to use social studies/science in reading and writing and vice versa. I was struggling a tad with this.
Then...lightbulb! After reading all of your wonderful, wonderful blogs, I realized that so many of you do this by having theme weeks (if there is a different term for that, let me know). I love how you do a "bat week" before Halloween or an "apple week" around Johnny Appleseed's birthday. I want to try this!
How does it all work?? I've never been in a classroom that has done theme weeks before. What kinds of activities do you do? Where do you get your materials? Is every week a theme week?
My goal is to get this up and running before Christmas. I am hoping that it will keep me more organized and give me some direction with my teaching. Sometimes I feel as though I am grasping for ideas at the last minute. I am also hoping this is something I will be able to carry over from year to year. I am looking to make learning more fun (and meaningful) for my students!
I'm off to explore some more blogs to research this. Do you do this in your classroom? Let me know how it works or if you can direct me towards some teachers who do! Thank you, thank you!
P.S. ~ I hit 1000 followers - yay! Expect something soon...