These book options are perfect for setting goals for the new year. Help your students identify with each character's strength and determination to achieve something new. For other ideas for goal setting, check out the rest of this post for Thematic Thursday on Comprehension Connection.
Playa del Carmen is known as one of Mexico's most expensive destinations, but it is possible to have a great time in Playa on a budget. Admittedly, we did have to dig pretty deep in the four months we spent in Playa to find free activities. That said, our list of free things to do in Playa del Carmen should keep you busy, even if you don’t have much cash to spend.
Word Work activities that work for any vocabulary words. It can be so hard to find appropriate, challenging word work for big kids in the intermediate grades... These activities are perfect word work for big kids to use with Daily 5 or in literacy centers for upper elementary students.