Culture-Building First Day Of School Activities

Culture-Building First Day of School Activities

With a year's worth of standards and lessons ahead of you, it can be tempting to get started with that first book or math concept on Day One. This year, try holding off for a few days. The time you spend building a strong classroom culture in the first few weeks of school will pay returns every day of the year. To help you build a compassionate and invested group of students, we present to you 6 engaging activities that you can use on the first day of school (or first few weeks). Each includes at least one Flocabulary song and…

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Teaching National Novel Writing Month With Flocabulary

Teaching National Novel Writing Month with Flocabulary

Flocabulary has a natural fondness for organizations with funny names. So when we heard about NaNoWriMo we were intrigued. Turns out, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, and it's an organization that gets people to write an entire novel in the month of November. In 2015, more than 430,000 participants embarked on a November noveling quest, including children writing novels in their schools with NaNoWrimo's Young Writer's Program!

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Behind The Scenes: Making New Rap Music On A News Deadline

Behind the Scenes: Making New Rap Music on a News Deadline

Flocab rapper Dillon V was up late waiting anxiously to see who won the World Series. His home team—the Atlanta Braves—had been out of contention for quite awhile. So why did he care? He needed to wait until the game ended to record the Week in Rap. Otherwise we couldn't include the winner! (Missed the game? You can find out who won in this Week in Rap.) We typically record the Week in Rap on Wednesday evening. That way, we have time to make the video all day Thursday, and get it to you by Thursday night! But that means…

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Mini Lessons For The Last 18 Years In Rap

Mini Lessons for The Last 18 Years in Rap

[jwplayer file=http://flocabulary.s3.amazonaws.com/media-jrev/18-years-in-rap-2014-media.mp4 image=http://flocabulary.s3.amazonaws.com/images-jrev/18-years-in-rap-2014-image.jpg]  Check out the lyrics and more. We're celebrating the Class of 2014 by calling off our usual Week in Rap... and replacing it with the top news stories from the last 18 years! Hey grads: We've got the biggest news from every year of your life. And for those of you who were born a little earlier, let's see how much you remember. Then, follow up the video with our trivia worksheet, or one of these easy-to-use Mini Lessons. They are listed in order of time required, from quickest to most involved. The Last 18 Years in Rap…

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