Using Popcorn to Teach About Volume

Hi, my name is Amy!  I am so happy to be guest-blogging here at Cinnamon’s Classroom! Are you looking for a fun but educational math activity?  Popcorn Volume is a hands-on lesson that compares the volume of different cylinders.  My students have really enjoyed doing this activity and are usually very surprised by the

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20+ Tools To Improve Descriptive Writing

Hi there! I’m so excited to share that One Stop Teacher Shop recently asked me write a guest post on how I get my students to write descriptively!! Here’s an excerpt: HOW PICTURE THESAUR– USES HELP STUDENTS WRITE DESCRIPTIVELY:    1. To write descriptively, students need to include rich sensory details that paint a picture in the reader’s

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Art with Jenny K!

Can I just say thank goodness for Jenny K!! I just love the guided art lesson on “How to Draw a Bunny” that she has on her blog! Students can add their own flair to the bunnies by deciding how to finish them off.   I had my students come up with a design

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Would You Rather…

This week we worked on persuasive writing. Prior to getting my students to write I like to give them time to talk about their ideas, out loud, with a partner.  This helps them generate ideas and synthesize their thinking. Sometimes we skip the oral discussion part and I just get kids to write freely

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