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.
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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, ...
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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 the court ...
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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! ...
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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, ...
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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. What a special gift! Here, then, are ways ...
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7.||Questions to Ask for Reading Comprehension|
This article will focus on Bloom's Taxonomy of Questions...in other words, kinds of questions to ask in order to assure reading comprehension and foster higher-level thinking.
In 1956, Benjamin Bloom identified six levels of intellectual behavior important in ...
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8.||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 ...
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9.||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 ...
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10.||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 ...
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11.||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? ...
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12.||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 each child ...
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13.||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 ...
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14.||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.
Greeting - Merry Christmas
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15.||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 ...
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16.||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 ...
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17.||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 ...
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18.||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 to make introductions can ...
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