National Symbols Research for Primary Grades My students loved our research based National Symbols unit this year. I started the unit by reading a letter to the class from the National Park Service Rangers. The letter tells the students the park rangers are in need of new … [Read more...] about Project Based National Symbols Unit
Why Do We Celebrate Valentine's Day? We're excited to teach the students about the legendary history of Valentine's Day using our "How Valentine's Day Came to Be" text. First, students will read the text (or have the text read aloud to them). Then students will discuss the … [Read more...] about How Valentine’s Day Came to Be
Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in both fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before Winter Break with the 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom. Now also available for 4th-6th! All teachers know the school days between … [Read more...] about 12 Days of Christmas in the Classroom
Just in time for November, we've created a fresh, new way for students to learn about Thanksgiving! We're calling these lesson plans, "Thanksgiving: A Living Story" because students will participate in activities that make the history of Thanksgiving meaningful and relevant to … [Read more...] about Teaching Thanksgiving Through Interactive Lessons & Stations
Halloween: Then & Now As always, we try to maintain our focus to engage students in educational activities, even (and maybe especially) for the holidays. Halloween is no exception! Read more on our "fun and learning" focus here... All teachers know that Halloween is … [Read more...] about Can I Turn Halloween into Something Educational?