Great Connections Today!

I was so excited to see my students make connections after we sang our songs from SOL Train Learning today! We sang “Quality Student” song and when one of my students was fussing about another student’s voice today, I reminded him of “U” Understanding Toward Others” and he said, “ok, …

These are our cute community helper finger puppets that are included in our Community Helper Unit found on Teachers pay Teachers.  My student wanted me to video tape her singing our Community helper MP3 song while she did a show and she wanted me to put it on You Tube. …

So my students decided they wanted to do a puppet show with their community helper finger puppets today.  We used the pictures from our unit on Community Helpers and taped them on tagboard and set up on boxes.  They had so fun dancing around with the Community Helper song. I …

These are our cute community helper finger puppets that are included in our Community Helper Unit.  We made them after we sang our MP3 song called Community Helpers.  Both are in our TPT store.  My student was so excited to make them and she asked me if she could sing …

Summer School Writing

Last week we started reading True Dog Stories.  We would read a chapter a day.  Then during center rotations, my students started writing their own true animal stories.  They wrote some every day.  We edited them and published them today.  The students were also very excited to make their animals …

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve been on here.  Wanted to catch you up on all the cool things my kids have been doing with the S.O.L. Train songs. (Top) We learned “Spend a Little, Save a Little,” and one of my kids used the exact words from the …

Quality Quentin

So excited to debut our quality mascot THIS SUMMER.  Join us at Empire every other Friday morning.  We’d love to meet you and see how you like the show!

S.O.L. Train THIS SATURDAY, January 19!!

Hello everyone!  We are so excited to announce a S.O.L. Train performance at School Crossing in Williamsburg, VA.  We will be there THIS SATURDAY, January 19, from 1-3p.  Come meet Conductor Brii and have a chance to win some cool prizes!!

Teachers Pay Teachers

I didn’t mean to post two of these in a row, but it turns out the previous one didn’t post without me realizing it.  I wanted to mention the terrific website teacherspayteachers.com.  It’s a place where teachers can access lesson plans, songs, and other great teaching tools while supporting fellow …

More On Community Helpers

I was breaking down the song, and when we started talking about “are always standing by”  I asked the students what that meant and they thought it was when someone was right beside you.  I explained that it meant that the community helpers are always ready to help us and …

Community Helpers

I started my unit on community helpers on Monday and my students did not know what they were.  We started singing the song, “Community Helpers” and every time we do a paper on the subject, the students break out in song.  I asked the students who the community helpers were …

S.O.L. Train so far…

So here’s what’s happened so far: -First week of school: Started using “S.O.L. Train:Come On and Ride into Social Studies.” -Second week of school: My ESOL students, who could barely speak English, were reciting parts of the “Quality Students” song.  Ex: “My name is…and Quality Students do it right.” -Third …

Hello World

Hi fellow teachers and education enthusiasts.  I have created this blog to share with you the impact S.O.L. Train has had on my kids and my classroom.  I will be posting fun anecdotes about what my kids have learned, and helpful tips for how to use this great learning tool …