Monday, September 11, 2023


Stormy skies, sunny and windy! Adults love talking about the weather so giving your students the words to describe all kinds of weather is a great way to include kids in adult conversations. Helping kids to observe the mix of events that happens each day outside the classroom is a nice start to the day. The weather can quickly change and observing these changes for just a minute or two will help your students to increase their weather related vocabulary and also develop an understanding of the science behind these changes.

You can include weather words and activities throughout the year. Weather is different in different parts of the country and the world. A fantastic chance to include a bit of geography into the daily weather observations. You can make a weather journal where kids draw or describe the daily weather. Use the How to Draw Weather resource to inspire your kids to draw. They can also use their drawing skills when working on the Weather Fact Booklet.  This booklet is filled with interesting facts. Your students can fill the booklet with their own findings and decorate the pages with their  drawings. There are also plenty of pages for coloring in. 

Use weather themed BOOM™ cards to further support the learning. These digital task cards give your kids visually engaging and interactive learning.  You can alternate the individual learning session with math or reading cards. Digital cards are also great for center work. Celebrate the changes in weather with some happy learning! 

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Friday, September 1, 2023

September BOOM Cards

September is such an exciting month to teach! Kids are looking forward to the new year and you have lots of energy to plan new and engaging activities. Planning lessons is such a fun thing to do. But it is also very time consuming to create quality lessons. Using interactive, gamified learning resources such as BOOM™ cards with audio will free up time that you can spend on creating you own lessons. Students can work independently, or the cards can be used in groups. The versatile digital cards are easy to set up.

Printed task cards are a great learning tool where you can include all sorts of activities. Boom Cards™ are digital task cards and just like printed task cards you can teach a wide range of concepts . Start the first week of September by using All about Me cards. The first set contains cards related to character education. Your kids will enjoy activities related to what they eat for breakfast and their favorite afternoon snack. The cards are a great way for you to learn more about your students. 

The second set has activities that introduce math concepts. You will learn even more about your students as well as having the chance to make a quick check of their skills. Use the Ready, Set, Learn resources to get an even better overview of the kids’ skills. Perfect for the second week of September. You can select a resource that focuses on math skills or reading, or both! The Boom™ Cards are self-marking, your kids get feedback right away and it is easy for you to keep an eye on their progress as they work on the different activities. 

I love thematic teaching! The theme for September is often Apples. Thematic teaching is a great chance to include science, art, math, reading, social studies into the classroom. Kids will love having a thematic block each day, and using Apple Math and Apple Reading Boom™ Cards is a fun way to learn some core skills. I hope these ideas will make planning  go smoother and that 
September will be great month! 

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