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Earth Day Books and Activities

April 18, 2022

Lesson plans and books about Earth Day to get any grade level to celebrate the wonderful planet that we live on and discuss ways that we can keep it clean, healthy, and harmonious with all living beings.   Earth Day Books for Pre-K through 3rd grade Nibi’s Water Song by Sunshine Tenascoe  This is a…

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Free Activities for Secondary Science

April 11, 2022

We’d like to introduce you to Caitlin. She’s offered to share some of her hands-on activities for secondary science with you all for FREE. Read on to find out more… I have been teaching middle school science since 2013. I spent several years working primarily in urban middle schools, teaching physical, life, and earth sciences.…

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5 Tips to Help You Survive School Before Spring Break

February 28, 2022

Here are five ideas to help your classroom survive before spring break, perk up your students, and boost everyone’s moods along the way. Somehow the weeks leading to spring break feel longer than the laws of nature should allow. And sometimes, students (and teachers) lose their motivation, making productivity levels plummet. It can feel like…

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Cheap Valentine’s Day Classroom Activities

February 9, 2022

If you’re stuck on ideas for Valentine’s Day classroom activities, we’ve rounded up a list of fun (free or cheap, mostly non-candy) activities and lessons, broken down by subject area: English/Language Arts Affirming Adjectives – This activity can be done with any age group and can be crafted in multiple ways, one being to turn…

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Prom Planning 101

February 7, 2022

Prom planning for high school teachers is one of those whirlwind projects that is only as stressful as you make it! I’ve been a class sponsor in three different schools, planned two proms, and assisted on several others. Every school has different expectations and budget needs, but here are some general tips to make the…

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Book Pass Activity

January 31, 2022

Try a book pass activity to grow your students’ love of literacy! When I taught eighth-grade literature, one of our school’s requirements was that students had to read a novel on their own each quarter. It had to be within or above their personal reading level, and it had to be on a list from…

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Easy Folk Dances For The Classroom

December 1, 2021

  These quick and easy folk dances can be used as transitions in the classroom or part of gym or music class. They are also a great addition to a social studies curriculum if the students are learning about Russia or Mexico. This is the time of the year to incorporate movement and get the…

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Nutcracker Themed Lessons for K – 12

November 29, 2021

The Nutcracker story has become a staple of celebrating the holidays and therefore it is a perfect tale to bring into your K – 12 lessons. This would be most effectively explored as a collaboration between disciplines. Try introducing the general story in class and then let the “specials” add on explorations of ideas you…

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Teach Drumming in Every Classroom

November 10, 2021

I discovered bucket drumming several years ago and have taught several lessons before learning how to adapt bucket drumming lessons to desk drumming during the pandemic. Drumming can be adapted for the physical education class to have a fitness class that is engaging and will help your students move in a fun way, or you…

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Nailed It: Thanksgiving Turkey Lesson Plan on Following Directions

November 3, 2021

Have you ever seen Pinterest fails? You know, like the super cute cupcake decorating ideas that look easy enough, but end up looking positively nightmarish? Well, there’s a lesson for that! This Thanksgiving-themed lesson on following directions can work for pretty much any grade level — you just might have to modify the directions a…

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