10 Ways to Create a Beautiful Classroom Space

Creating a beautiful classroom space is important because you and your students spend a lot of time in this space every day. I am in my classroom every day at the very least from 8 am to 4 pm…

Keep students busy and engaged when they are finished their art assignments. Get practical ideas for fast finishers in art class from 2 Peas and a Dog. #artclass #art #fastfinishers #artroom #lessonplans

Fast Finisher Activities For Art Class

It can be hard to plan an art lesson that everyone finishes at the exact same time. Ok – well I have never done it – I usually have some students who finish quickly every time. These five low…

Thank you note writing is an important yet overlooked skill in today's English curriculum. Find out how to incorporate this into your English classes on the 2 Peas and a Dog website. #lessonplans #lessons #teaching #englishlanguagearts #languagearts #writing

Why You Should Teach Thank You Note Writing In Your English Class

Thank you notes are sometimes considered an irrelevant practice, but they are as important today as they were 30 years ago. Today’s culture is often very self-focused.  Hollywood has an entire awards season filled with hundreds of thank-you speeches,…

Valentine's Day is not just for elementary students - middle school students can celebrate this fun holiday. Read about 5 different Valentine's Day lesson plans for middle school students that are engaging, curriculum focused and rigourous from 2 Peas and a Dog. #middleschool #lessonplans #valentinesday #englishlanguagearts

Valentine’s Day Lessons For Middle School Students

Valentine’s Day is usually only celebrated in the elementary years. In middle school, you may use the holiday as a reason to have a dance as a fundraiser, but that is usually the extent of the “fun” around Valentine’s…

10 Tips For Getting Students To Read

Getting students to read should not be a challenge, but it is up to us as teachers to set the expectations from day one. Students need to see why reading is a valuable way to use their time. Two…