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I have had a really hard time finding appropriate resources to use to for my Grade 3 Social Studies Unit.Fortunately, I discovered this amazing site that will help my students learn more about First Nation Communities. Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Culture, 3rd Grade Social Studies, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Resources, Canadian History, American History, 8th Grade History, Medicine Wheel

First Nations Research Info for Kids - Silent Cacophony

I have had a really hard time finding appropriate resources to use to for my Grade 3 Social Studies Unit. The problem is that most of the teaching resources are written for middle or high school students. Very few texts are suitable for elementary school and our new curriculum. I just recently discovered that my board has a … Continue reading First Nations Research Info for Kids →

The first in a series of posts about the book and methodology of Teach Like a Pirate Teach Like A Pirate, Welcome To Class, Teaching Style, Back To School Activities, Classroom Posters, One Day, First Day Of School, Continue Reading, The One

The First Day of School – TLAP Style! - Silent Cacophony

That is the sign that is on the door to Dave Burgess’ classroom on the very first day of school. He suggests putting this sign on your door even if you are new to the school and the students haven’t heard any stories of you yet. “The sign’s message creates an interesting sense of anticipation. … Continue reading The First Day of School – TLAP Style! →

Funny pictures about True Challenge. Oh, and cool pics about True Challenge. Also, True Challenge photos. I Love Books, Books To Read, My Books, Book Challenge, Reading Challenge, Challenge Accepted, 2017 Challenge, Challenge Group, Book Lists

2015 Reading Challenge - Silent Cacophony

Here is an intriguing reading challenge that I have seen floating around on social media. I have challenged myself for the past three years to keep a detailed reading log and blog about every single title I read. Here are my totals so far 2012 – 65 2013 – 61 2014 – 78 As you … Continue reading 2015 Reading Challenge →

QUITTING TEACHING - SUPER SALE!   I have been collecting teaching resources for the past 15 years. I have bins and bins of resources that I have grouped together by grade level. And they are ALL FOR SALE! Going Out Of Business, 15 Years, Teaching Resources, The Past, Lunch Box, Posts, Blog, 15 Anos, Messages

Quitting Teaching Super Sale - Silent Cacophony

I have been collecting teaching resources for the past 15 years. I have bins and bins of resources that I have grouped together by grade level. And they are ALL FOR SALE! It’s my “Going Out of Business Teaching Sale” These bins are too heavy for me to ship them, so you can pick them … Continue reading Quitting Teaching Super Sale →

Rafael Albuquerque Bleeds Life into "Animal Man" - Comic Book Resources Dc Comics, Cover Art, Blood Brothers, Brother Blood, Rafael Albuquerque, Jae Lee, Heroes Reborn, Justice League Dark, Best Comic Books

The Animal Man Series Concludes - Silent Cacophony

My brother bought me the first trade paperback of Animal Man last year for Christmas and I was immediately drawn into the fictional world. I read Volume 2 of the book as well but only just got around to reading the complete series. Animal Man – Volume 3: Rotworld – The Red Kingdom Animal Man … Continue reading The Animal Man Series Concludes →

“Money may be a big deal, but not as big a deal as art. You can go quite some time without spending any money, but you can’t go even a few minutes without needing to hear or tell a story. Great Novels, Posts, Money, Canning, Personalized Items, Big, Messages, Silver, Home Canning

No one Can Live Without Art - Silent Cacophony

I have never had much in the way of money. I have more or less scraped by my entire life. However, I have never gone without. And for that I am thankful. I know what I need most of all in life though. That is story. I need great novels, film, and television. I need … Continue reading No one Can Live Without Art →

Building an Independent Reading Culture in the Classroom - Silent Cacophony Independent Reading, Reading Time, Continue Reading, Classroom, Posts, Culture, Motivation, Building, Blog

Building an Independent Reading Culture in the Classroom - Silent Cacophony

In the past, I have had a hard time getting the students in my class to read. I could get them to pick out books and to look at them, but I couldn’t seem to motivate them to actually read the book or stay quiet during Silent Reading time. I have finally figured out how … Continue reading Building an Independent Reading Culture in the Classroom →

Long Live the Audio Book - Silent Cacophony Books On Tape, I Remember When, Any Book, Long Live, Audio Books, Posts, Blog, Messages, Blogging

Long Live the Audio Book - Silent Cacophony

Technology changes so fast that it is sometimes hard to keep up. I remember when books first appeared on cassette. They were simply called Books on Tape at that time. A few years ago, I noticed audio books available for free at the public library. Some of the stories take anywhere from 10 to 20 … Continue reading Long Live the Audio Book →

Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning and Nebula Award-winning Science Fiction writer. Author of 24 SF novels. Sample chapters from each book, full-text short stories, how to write tips. Book 1, This Book, Blind Girl, First Novel, Book Worms, Science Fiction, My Books, Novels

Wake - A Great Read! - Silent Cacophony

Wake by Robert J. Sawyer Caitlin Decter is a bright 15 year old girl. She navigates the web with ease despite being born blind. She has a braille interface for her computer but manages to remember the order of links she clicks on to quickly traverse the pages she wants to access. One day, she … Continue reading Wake – A Great Read! →

Anniversary of Star Trek: Voyager - Silent Cacophony Sign Company, Movie Covers, Band Of Brothers, Star Trek Voyager, Vinyl Signs, 20th Anniversary, Vinyl Lettering, The Simpsons, Vintage Ads

20th Anniversary of Star Trek: Voyager - Silent Cacophony

20 years ago today, Star Trek: Voyager soared onto our television screens. I have always been an avid Trekkie. My dad and I used to watch reruns on the original series back in the 1980s. We then watched Star Trek: The Next Generation together. It wasn’t quite the same as the original series, but we … Continue reading 20th Anniversary of Star Trek: Voyager →

The Scotty Guide to Being Awesome - Silent Cacophony Starship Enterprise, Star Trek, Tube, Engineering, Aliens, Awesome, Posts, Blog, Messages

The Scotty Guide to Being Awesome - Silent Cacophony

Scotty earned the reputation of being a miracle worker when he served on the Starship Enterprise. It wasn’t merely because he was good at his job. Sure, he was a great mechanic. He knew his engine inside and out. He was well-studied and continued to update his skills. But it was how he talked to … Continue reading The Scotty Guide to Being Awesome →

White Oaks Skatepark - London, ON - Silent Cacophony Holiday Break, Skate Park, Great Places, Christmas Holidays, Tours, London, Blog, Christmas Vacation, Blogging

White Oaks Skatepark - London, ON - Silent Cacophony

I really didn’t think I’d get the chance to skateboard during the Christmas holiday break. But due to warmer than season temperatures and nice weather, I found myself at the newly redesigned White Oaks Skatepark. It’s really close to the mall of the same name and a great place to skate. The park is a … Continue reading White Oaks Skatepark – London, ON →

Chasing Content - The Best of Last January - Silent Cacophony Looking Back, Continue Reading, January, Good Things, Content, Posts, Shit Happens, Blog, Travel

Chasing Content - The Best of Last January - Silent Cacophony

It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content, that monthly feature that has us looking back at what was happening here last year at this time. So, jump on the train and lets travel back to last January. Read all of the posts from January 2014 or just these highlights . . . Create Visual … Continue reading Chasing Content – The Best of Last January →

My Goals for 2015 - Silent Cacophony Personal Goals, My Goals, Posts, Blog, Messages, Blogging

My Goals for 2015 - Silent Cacophony

I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions. Never have. If there is something I want to change about myself, I do it, I don’t need to wait till the start of the year to declare a resolution. That is why for the past few years I have get some personal goals for myself. The only problem … Continue reading My Goals for 2015 →