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 …