Breathing life into your elementary read-alouds

Breathing Life Into Your Upper-Elementary Read Alouds

Read aloud time is my favourite time of day in my classroom, and my students love it too. In fact, on the very rare occasion where we have a day without a read aloud, I am almost guaranteed to hear grumbling. This didn’t just happen on its own! Check out this post to see some ways you can breathe life into your read aloud time!

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8 ways to teach French without a worksheet

Teach French Without A Worksheet: 8 different strategies

Worksheets can be great for scaffolding reading and writing activities in French class, but there are plenty of paperless ways to engage your students too! I’m sharing nine activities for French language learning and three ideas to expand students’ understanding of French cultures.

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Life groups in the classroom a community-building routine

Life Groups in the Classroom: A Community-Building Routine

About three years ago, I moved to a new city. It wasn’t far from where I’d grown up, but a few months in I started feeling really lonely. My husband and I had left the church where we had gone for years and I wasn’t feeling connected in our new one. That changed overnight when we joined a Life Group, and I am so thankful!

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Drama Games that will have your students roaring with laughter!

6 Drama Games that will Have Your Students Roaring with Laughter!

When I first started teaching, I didn’t quite know how to approach the drama section of our art curriculum. We would do a few skits, occasionally play a version of Bus Stop where one kid had to make another laugh, and call it a day. I wanted to breathe some life into our drama activities and make things fun again. Improv games were a perfect fit!

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Hi, I'm Larissa!

I’m a grade five teacher in beautiful B.C. I love teaching fifth graders because they’re old enough to have big conversations but still eager to have fun and use their imaginations. In the classroom, I love talking about social justice, engaging in hands-on math, and sharing great books. At home, you can probably find me creating resources for teachers, reading in a chair by the window, or buying more books.