An educational blog for teachers and students.

History
Posted on May 16, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, honors the men and women who died serving in the United State military. So Memorial Day has great potential as a teachable moment. You can develop related activities for art, poetry and even math, but the real lesson is that thousands have given their all so we can be free. 

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Common core
Posted on May 15, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Free printables

Printables are excellent for starting and expanding lessons. Inside you'll find sites offering printable material for primary and elementary students.  A number are related to holidays.  Check these out and add to the list if you know of any other great resources. 

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Common core
Posted on May 8, 2014 by Rebecca Hagerman
Mother's Day

Did Mother's Day sneak up on you this year? Do you need a lesson plan that addresses the special occasion and integrates topics like historical women figures, character traits and art? Look no further!  We have your free Mother's Day lesson plan inside..come see!

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Language arts
Posted on April 24, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Shakespeare

April 26, 1564 was an important day in William Shakespeare's life, so why not use that date to bring his work into the classroom? These exciting ideas help meet Common Core standards and are useful for upper elementary through high school.

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Language arts
Posted on April 7, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
April poetry month

April is National Poetry Month.  Now's a great time to celebrate in your classroom and expose your students to all types of poetry.  I've gathered these wonderful free sites to stimulate new ideas.  Check them out and feel free to share any sites or ideas you use.

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