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  Category: Articles » Articles by Author » Author: Freda J. Glatt, MS
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1.Celebrating Black History Month
What do Sarah Boone, Alexander Miles, Garrett Morgan, Robert F. Flemmings, and John Standard all have in common? They were all African-American inventors! As part of Black History Month, have your children learn about them and their inventions. African-American Inventors and Their ...
[Added: 09 Feb 2007   Hits: 1961   Words: 472]

2.Happy New Year!
These New Year activities will help to usher in a brand new year. January Starts the Year January, February, March, April, May. The first five months are A-OK. June and July, August, September, How many summers can ...
[Added: 08 Jan 2007   Hits: 1332   Words: 1128]

3.A Christmas and Chanukah Play
Learn about Christmas and Chanukah through this conversation between two friends. Narrator: Two friends, Greg and Charlie, meet at a park on a Saturday afternoon. Greg is carrying a basketball. Greg: Hi, Charlie! Want to shoot some hoops?! Charlie: I surely would, Greg, but ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 1007   Words: 1042]

4.Native American Culture Activities
As many children learn about Native American culture during November, here are some activities and information about our first citizens. Do you like barbecues? How about clambakes? Well, the next time you attend one, thank the Indians! Native ...
[Added: 02 Nov 2006   Hits: 1153   Words: 1154]

5.Halloween Activities
With more and more Halloween celebrations taking place in the classroom, at home parties, or at community events, here are some cross-curricular Halloween activities for you to enjoy. 1. Read a Halloween poem or song and find rhyming words, similes, metaphors, nouns, verbs, onomatopoeia, and so on. ...
[Added: 06 Oct 2006   Hits: 868   Words: 448]

6.Motivating Children to Read at Home
Parents, you are your children's first - and lifelong - teacher. By instilling a love for reading in them, you will be opening up their world to a lifetime of adventure, information, and so much more. ...
[Added: 06 Sep 2006   Hits: 495   Words: 789]

7.Reading-Comprehension Skills - Part II
Do you remember that 'reading' means understanding the author's message, not just calling out words? If you cannot answer comprehension questions after reading a page, you have not truly read anything. There are specific reading-comprehension skills that will help you understand what you are reading. Whereas my last ...
[Added: 27 Jun 2006   Hits: 419   Words: 662]

8.Reading-Comprehension Skills - Part I
If you can read every word on a page, are you really reading? Well, maybe and maybe not! One definition of 'read' is "to utter aloud written matter;" if using this definition alone, of course you are ...
[Added: 31 May 2006   Hits: 387   Words: 582]

9.Mother's Day Activities
Do you remember this Howard Johnson song titled "M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)?" 'M' is for the million things she gave me, 'O' means only that she's growing old, 'T' is for the tears were shed to save me, ...
[Added: 22 Apr 2006   Hits: 397   Words: 478]

10.April Fool's Day Activities
April Fool's Day is quite an appropriate way to begin National Humor Month. Here is some background information plus a few activities for you to enjoy. Did you know that April Fool's Day began in France in 1564? Before then, the new year was celebrated on April ...
[Added: 24 Mar 2006   Hits: 1607   Words: 705]

11.Winter Olympics Teaching Tips
Do you recognize the names Giant Slalom, Luge, and Curling? Yes? Then you must be ready for the Winter Olympics! Here are a few suggestions to make them more meaningful to your children: 1. Let ...
[Added: 16 Feb 2006   Hits: 769   Words: 379]

12.Martin Luther King, Jr. Teaching Tips
Who was born on January 15, 1929? A man who believed in equality and peace...Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are some ways to honor this man. NOTE: If you live in a country other than America, adapt these activities for a significant person in ...
[Added: 17 Dec 2005   Hits: 802   Words: 351]

13.Christmas Customs Around the World
December is well-known for Christmas but do you know how people in countries around the world celebrate it? Here are some customs from various parts of the world. Australia Greeting - Merry Christmas Santa's Name - Santa Claus. Children leave him a ...
[Added: 26 Nov 2005   Hits: 661   Words: 1304]

14.Pilgrim Trivia Teaching Tips
How much do you know about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and Wampanoag Indians? Here are some interesting facts about them. Before the Pilgrims hired her, the Mayflower was in the wine trade with France; before that, she was in the fish trade with Norway. It ...
[Added: 07 Nov 2005   Hits: 1131   Words: 404]

15.Updated Hurricane Teaching Tips
With this severe, active, hurricane season underway, here are some ideas to make areas of the curriculum relevant to your children. There are also suggestions for dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic hurricane. If you are in an area that ...
[Added: 10 Sep 2005   Hits: 721   Words: 646]

16.Calendar Teaching Tips
Stop! Don't throw away those old calendars! There is so much you can do with a calendar to reinforce academic skills. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Writing - Use the pictures as story starters by having children write an original story, poem, or song ...
[Added: 05 Sep 2005   Hits: 681   Words: 450]

17.Introduction Games Teaching Tips
What? Already?! Teachers are busy preparing for the new school year. One way to set a positive tone in the classroom is to make sure all the children know one another. Here are a few introduction games. (NOTE: Any group of people who need ...
[Added: 19 Aug 2005   Hits: 733   Words: 503]