Learning about Proverbs

A few years ago I created door displays for each of my library’s entrances. One of the entrances featured proverbs. Proverbs Door Display Proverbs are included within so many stories and conversational language yet many students (especially elementary aged) are unfamiliar with their meanings. Therefore, I utilized the Core Knowledge curriculum to make a display that incorporated all 91 proverbs within their list. In order to further support student learning in and outside of the library I decided to create proverb bookmarks to expand on this display! Examples… Not only do these bookmarks work great within a station but they are easily incorporated into classroom learning as well. I’m sure there are numerous other uses for them however I have included four project ideas to use with them including writing a persuasive essay, writing a short story, completing a research project (poster, essay, or comic), and simply using them for their original idea, independent learning and coloring. As a thank you for reading, they are free to download via the links below. However, if you are willing and able, I have links at the bottom both for the listing on TeachersPayTeachers and to donate directly to Circulating Knowledge. Proverb Project […]

Learning about the counties within Minnesota

As a native of Minnesota, I’m always interested in learning more about my home state. It was this that led me to create a new project for middle and junior high students (or younger if you want a challenge). Through a written report, poster, presentation, or brochure, your students will enjoy learning about Minnesota’s 87 counties via this new PBA (project-based assessment) and learning guide (found via the menu above). This PBA is multi-disciplinary as it involves reading, researching, writing, about a Minnesota county (and therefore includes social studies). Dependent on your needs and interests this project can easily be worked on independently or in a group setting. Each county has been formatted into the form of a bookmark.Simply print these pages and cut (there are four per page). To cut down on total pages, the listing of all 87 counties (designed to be the back of all bookmarks) precedes the individual pages. After learners have selected their county (via taking a bookmark or you have handed one to them), they will need to locate where their county is in the state of Minnesota. Have a Minnesota county map available at this time. You will see through the learner handout […]

Teachers Pay Teachers SALE!

In honor of new resources being added and even more coming soon, the Teachers Pay Teachers store for Circulating Knowledge is having a sale! Simply visit: Circulating Knowledge TPT  The sale is happening today, January 9th, through the 11th. There are a variety of resources available with many more planned to be added in the upcoming months. The latest resource I’m especially happy with is Cognate Memory. More and more schools are adopting the ReadyGen curriculum. There are plenty of great ideas in the scaffolded strategies book however too few teachers have the time and support to create the materials necessary to make these ideas come to fruition in their classrooms. The Cognate Memory resource includes 17 games that encompass the entire 1st grade ReadyGen curriculum. Not a first grade teacher? No worries. There’s a place for the game in any grade level above 1st grade as Spanish/English cognates are helpful for all of our students to learn. Plus, who doesn’t love a good game of memory? Anyhow, just for reading, you get one of the games for free! Below you’ll find a link to the cognate memory game for Unit 1 Module A. This module uses Stellaluna by Jannell Cannon […]