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Winter Holidays

5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas

5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas

Time flies!  February is almost over and Read Across America Day is quickly approaching on March 2nd.  If you are trying to figure out some quick, last minute lesson ideas, take a look at the ones below.  Not only are they fun, but they can open students’ eyes to a world outside of the classroom.


“I Spy Sunday” – Valentine’s Day

“I Spy Sunday” – Valentine’s Day

The rollout of more intense standards recently has put holiday celebrations on the back burner for some.  Thankfully, there is hope of revival as more products and activities are aligned with the standards and curriculum.  Today’s “I Spy” Sunday product is one of those items that lets teachers bring back the fun in learning while
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Winter Decorating Ideas for the Classroom

Winter Decorating Ideas for the Classroom

It is that time of year again!  The weather is colder and the you and your students are all spending a little bit more time in the classroom.  Making the classroom feel and look even more inviting than it usually does is a great way to beat the wintertime blues.  Check out the following decorating
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The Holidays: My Wish for Others

The Holidays:  My Wish for Others

by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist The holidays come with mixed emotions for many. I know for me personally, I enjoy the time with my family. I long for sleeping in, resting, reading, playing, and creating. Somewhere in there I also prepare for another half of the school year! I do however worry for so many
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7 Really Good Valentine’s Day Activities for the Classroom

7 Really Good Valentine’s Day Activities for the Classroom

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and visions of Valentine’s Day cards and candy hearts are dancing in your students’ minds. This year capture your students’ enthusiasm for the holiday and turn it into a learning opportunity. Check out the seven fun and easy ideas below to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one.


20 Valentine’s Day Jokes for Kids

20 Valentine’s Day Jokes for Kids

Love and laughter go hand-in-hand, so it is no surprise that kids love Valentine’s Day jokes.  If you want to make your children chuckle, take a look at some of the cute and kid-friendly jokes below.  They are sure to bring a smile to their faces!


Black History Month: 20 Children’s Books Worth Reading

Black History Month: 20 Children’s Books Worth Reading

Black History Month begins February 1st and runs through the end of the month.  It is a great time to learn about different histories, as well as the similarities that children have no matter what their race or background.  The books below are a few that are sure to hold your students’ attention and give
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4 Fun and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

4 Fun and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Have fun this Valentine’s Day season and introduce some crafts in with your lessons.  The four ideas below are perfect for decorating the classroom and letting students explore their creative sides.  The best part?  They are inexpensive to make!


3 Ways to Decorate the Classroom for Valentine’s Day

3 Ways to Decorate the Classroom for Valentine’s Day

Now, more than ever, emphasizing kindness, compassion, and tolerance are essential character lessons in the classroom.  This year, make a point of stressing the importance  of those traits in your holiday decor.  Decorate your classroom for Valentine’s Day with one of the ideas below that is sure to inspire kindness in your classroom.


Goods and Plenty Drives

Goods and Plenty Drives

This idea comes from Laura, a 1st Grade Teacher, from Akron, OH. Our school has found much success with a variety of drives designed to collect goods and resources to share with those in need.