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An elementary art teacher's blog featuring posts about K-5 lessons, crafts, and the occasional random life story.
This is it...
Heart pounding, rapid breathing, nightmares...yep, it's that time of year. Back to school...dun dun dun. Okay I actually may be a little dramatic there (ask anyone who knows me, it's not uncommon!). But seriously, every year I feel like this. The anxiety of the unknown plus the excitement of getting back into the classroom and teaching. I think that when I get to the point in my career that I don't feel like this it will be a sign to quit teaching. There are many things that I worry about…
3D Landform Maps!
My students LOVE making these fun 3D landform maps each year. Now let me just tell you- I am always wiped out by the end of the day when we make these- but they really are a blast and so meaningful to make. I first put the kids into groups of 3 or 4. Then, they used a landform map in their Social Studies book to sketch where the mountains and deserts are located. This just helps them get a start when they begin painting the plains on the map. After they have an idea of where the mountains…
NEW! Loaves of Landforms
A foundation in geography begins with an understanding of the terms geographers use to describe the features of Earth. Help students grow their vocabulary and learn to recognize common landforms such as islands, lakes, peninsulas, gulfs, straits, and isthmuses in a hands-on lesson using soft and squishy slices of bread!
Making World Geography Fun for Teens with This Atlas Scavenger Hunt
With this geography activity, a World Atlas Scavenger Hunt, teens will go from A-Z, searching for places around the world, learning how to read an atlas.
Insta-history! Each project will have a #MCM #TFT #WCW #TBT and #FBF. It's a great way to use contemporary social media in the classroom!
Teacher Resources and Classroom Games
Access Australian curriculum aligned unit and lesson plans, teaching resources, worksheets, games & activities, homework, PowerPoints presentations and much more available at Teach This
My new class syllabus. Inspiration came from one I saw online by a college professor Dr. Newbold. Infographic US History Syllabus
Teaching With a Mountain View
Browse over 490 educational resources created by Teaching With a Mountain View in the official Teachers Pay Teachers store.