It’s Sunday! Take a few moments and sit yourself down mentally in one of those chairs in the photo. Peer out at Lake Albano in Italy. I find the still calm waters of a lake very soothing. Take a deep breath in, and let it out slowly. Imagine the sound of birds chirping, the warmth of the sun on your face, the aroma of flowers blooming along the lush forest.
Better yet, physically find yourself your own comfortable chair or bench, near a lake or in your favorite park, and relax. Think of all the things you are grateful for, and experiences and events that made you happy this week. Let them flow!
Now, let’s review this week’s theme—water!
Let’s get started.
Monday, June 8, 2015: Oceans and Rivers and Bays, Hooray. Images can be used as an introduction, for deepening and strengthening knowledge, and for review.
- Question for reflection: How do you use (or plan to use) images to help students learn about bodies of water?
Tuesday, June 9, 2015: Lists and Links in the Classroom. Lists with embedded links can guide students with research.
- Question for reflection: How do you use (or plan to use) lists and links in your classroom?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015: Amsterdam and Venice Aren’t the Only Cities with Canals. Use images to help determine if students understand vocabulary.
- Question for reflection: How do you use (or plan to use) maps and images to help students understand new vocabulary?
Friday, June 12, 2015: Teach with the Beach. Math and science concepts using beaches.
- Question for reflection: How do you use (or plan to use) the beach to teach?
Bays and bayous, creeks and canals, water is everywhere! In keeping with the water theme, I created a new Pinterest board, Water Everywhere, which contains photos of all different bodies of water. Go check it out! (What, you don’t have a Pinterest account yet—click here to register!)
Hopefully, you found at least one idea from the Water Everywhere Board to use in your classroom!