Why Do We Celebrate Valentine's Day? We're very 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 The History of Valentine’s Day
Civil Rights & Black History Month Research for Grades 4-6 I am excited for school to resume in January so my class can experience these lesson plans! These lessons provide an engaging way for students to research four heroes from the Civil Rights Movement- Martin Luther … [Read more...] about Researching Civil Rights Heroes- Black History Month
Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in holiday 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
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?
Hatching Monarch Butterflies in the Classroom In first grade we learn all about life cycles. We will incubate chicken eggs and wait 21 days for them to hatch as we learn about the life cycle of chickens. We will explore the life cycle of plants while we grow, pollinate, and … [Read more...] about Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly