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January project ideas to engage your students

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Jan 3, 2019 7:47:00 AM

January is a great month to let students ease back into learning with creativity. I’m usually excited about the new year, but dragging mentally because of holiday overload and the cold weather. Here are some of my favorite opportunities in January to be creative with Wixie while engaging with the curriculum.

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Literacy project ideas for February

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Jan 24, 2018 9:23:14 AM

February is a short month filled with holidays and celebrations you can use to inspire student work in Wixie. If you need some inspiration, explore these ideas for February holidays like Valentine's Day and celebrations like Black History Month. February also includes less-celebrated days that you can use to engage students in powerful reading and writing projects.

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Topics: literacy, Wixie

Wixie activities you can do with your child at home this holiday

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Dec 12, 2017 11:19:01 AM

Spending time with family over the break is the most wonderful part of the holidays! If your child uses Wixie at school, you can access it from most devices at home over the break to create and play together. Here are a few ideas for fun projects you can do together. 

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Exploring Fairy Tales with Wixie

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Feb 15, 2017 9:36:03 AM

On a recent trip to Disney World, I was reminded of how I  loved fairy tales growing up, both the original stories as well as the Disney adaptations. I even tried my hand at writing fairy tales!

While none of my fairy tales were movie quality, they were always one of my favorite writing topics, so I was excited when I recently discovered that February 26th is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! Here are a few ideas for Wixie projects to connect your readers, writers, and thinkers to fairy tales.

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Topics: literacy, Wixie, literature

Back-to-school Wixie ideas for grades 2 and 3

Posted by Danielle Abernethy on Aug 12, 2016 12:51:29 PM

Students in second and third grade are moving away from their younger self-centered view of the world, but most still love to talk about themselves. At the beginning of the year, they also have lots of new things to share: new school supplies, new friends from the summer, and maybe even new school clothes or shoes. Use this interest in sharing to get to know your students as human beings through All About Me introductory activities. 

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