Blog

Black History Month Research Project Middle School

Black History Month Research Project

Celebrate Black History Month with this fun and engaging research project! Your middle school students will love learning about the research process and discovering incredible African American heroes!

Lame Duck Lessons – Holiday Edition (Middle School)

No Prep Holiday Lessons for Middle School English Language Arts Teachers.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – Guided Reading Activities

When the craziness of the holiday season is suddenly thrust upon us and we don’t even know what day of the week it is, sometimes pulling together a great lesson for our students feels overwhelming. Before I created this unit, I remember limping (figuratively) through December wondering if I’d ever get on top of things … Read More

Surviving the Holidays as a Teacher (With Your Sanity Intact)

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged as the Holidays and Winter Break loom in the near future? You’re not alone! Check out these tips and tricks!

How to remember 100+ students’ names the first week!

The first day of school! Middle school students and teachers approach the first day of school with a lot of emotions: excitement, anticipation, even apprehension. The first day of school is so important for teachers in setting the tone for the school year. You’ve planned and prepped! You’ve spent countless hours thinking about how incredible … Read More

Welcome to Mrs. Nelson Teaches!

Hello! This is my first EVER blog post! As such, I thought I would introduce myself… My name is Brenna Nelson. I started teaching back in 2007 and LOVE being in the classroom with students! I have spent my career teaching middle school grades 6-9. I have taught regular and Honors English Language Arts, Remedial … Read More


Follow My Blog

Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.