Slowchat Highlights

by | 03.22.16

It’s now officially spring—time for warmer weather, blooming buds and particularly wriggly students! In last week’s slowchat hosted by teachers Lyndsay Nottingham and Sarah Thomas, we asked for your best lesson ideas to celebrate the season (and get students outside whenever possible!). Read on for seven of the Teacher2Teacher community’s responses and share your own ideas in the comments below.

    1. “I love reading Ms. Fox’s Class Goes Green for Earth Day. I change the names in the story to the kids in the class!” —@MrsElrodReads
    2. “I love starting spring with a weather unit. Science, math, reading – it’s all there! Plus we get to go outside to collect our data.”—@juliabishopnbct
    3. “Our class collaborates to plant a garden. We want to add a fairy land this year.”—@karsner
    4. “Spring is a good time for reading about urban legends or funny stories. The last stretch of the school year can sure be challenging. They’re usually reading passages. Topics like La Llorona, Chupacabra, Creepy Asian Legends. The creepier the better. Jokes are a good way to end the block! Leaving on a positive note makes for a good start the following day!”—@amgonza
    5. “Favorite spring lesson: Easter egg hunt filled with questions. Students break up in teams.”—@Edu_Experience
    6. “I’m going to have my 8th graders write short story books in Spanish w/pics & then read to the elementary kids. I’m going to have my kids make a packing list for a trip to a certain weather climate using Span. vocab. My kids are going to make menus & write recipes in Spanish & then perform skits in a restaurant scene.”—@mlaforgia1
    7. “I apply solid modeling, physics, & math to 3d Printing a yoyo or flying a paper airplane…spring!”—@RebMarr

Don’t miss this week’s slow chat about teachers who deserve a shoutout—use #T2TChat to join in the conversation with hosts Lyndsay Nottingham and Sarah Thomas. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter if you don’t already!

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