I used this when teaching third, fourth, and fifth grade students to write essays. It was inspired by the Writers' Workshop curriculum I used.
My students appreciated the scaffolding it gave them.
If you are looking for sample writing, lesson
When we were getting ready to do a unit on Hawaiian history in my school, I couldn’t find any good resources for my younger students, so I created this package.
King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands into a kingdom in the 1800's.
I used this
I hope your students enjoy this game as much as my first graders do!
• money (Students need to quickly and easily count pennies and dimes, and convert 100 cents into one dollar.)
• place value and regrouping (I deliberately set up
This is a reading comprehension package about Queen Lili'uokalani, Hawaii's last ruling queen.
When we were getting ready to do a unit on Hawai’i in my school, I couldn’t find any good resources for my younger students, so I created this package.
Several years ago, I was teaching writing for a combined grades one to five class. This mini unit worked pretty well across all grades.
basic lesson plans
letter examples (draft one and two)
letter draft with
My students wanted a script set in Hawaii, so I modified The Little Red Hen. It’s still the same basic story; however I used local characters, setting, and some Hawaiian words. For example, the hen finds and plants lilikoi (passionfruit) seeds
This isn’t a lesson on how to use apostrophes, but a review activity once students have already been introduced to this concept.
I wrote out sentences without apostrophes on sentence strips and had students add macaroni to show where the
I developed all the following worksheets to use with the Writing Workshop program. Most of the sheets were developed to help some of my students write essays independently while they were traveling with family and away from my classroom. Since then,