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#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

#CelebrateWithDE – World Poetry Day

Provide your students with a fun and engaging entry into poetry to celebrate World Poetry Day. Although poetry can sometimes be difficult to understand or appreciate, these resources showcase some of the most interesting and accessible work by famous poets and then suggest some activities that will help students practice writing poetry about familiar topics.

#CelebrateWithDE – St. Patrick’s Day

Although St. Patrick’s Day originally marked the day of St. Patrick’s death on March 17, 461, it was changed by people who emigrated from Ireland to celebrate all things Irish. The secular holiday celebrates the many cultural traditions of the Irish! Featured Event Virtual Viewing Party: St. Patrick’s Day Discovery Education Streaming Grades K-2, 3-5,

#CelebrateWithDE – Pi Day

It’s time to celebrate the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, otherwise known as Pi. The infinite number is commonly shortened to 3.14 so mere humans can wrap their heads around it. We started giving Pi its due on 3/14/1988, the first national Pi Day, and have been eating pie and

#CelebrateWithDE – Daylight Saving

Daylight Saving is back just as reliably as the rotation of the earth around the sun. Go beyond the clocks and the controversy to take a closer look at the star at the center of it all: Daylight. Whether helping us see more clearly or warming the planet or adding a little something special to

#CelebrateWithDE – International Women’s Day

According to the campaign, “International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.” In honor of this mission, we’ve selected one resource from each category and suggest a few ways to celebrate this important day

#CelebrateWithDE – Read Across America Day

One of our favorite days of the year, Read Across America Day, celebrates reading in all forms. Participate in all your classes by encouraging students to read something they enjoy and providing class time for silent sustained reading. Give students a taste of the work that goes into writing what they read, too, by inviting

#CelebrateWithDE – Chinese New Year

All over China and the world, it’s time to celebrate the Lunar New Year. With many similarities to other New Year’s celebrations, such as fireworks, friends and family, and food, Chinese New Year celebrations focus on culture and history. Help your students understand the Chinese culture by studying this holiday and participating in some of

#CelebrateWithDE – Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about heart. Heart candy, heartfelt emotions, heart-shaped cards and gifts. Why not celebrate this day by studying the actual heart with your students? The possibilities are endless: anatomy, biology, art, careers, history. We’ve gotten the ideas pumping and offer these resources and activities for you. Happy Valentine’s Day! Use our Valentine’s

#CelebrateWithDE – Black History Month

There is much to celebrate during Black History Month as we focus on the many accomplishments made by blacks throughout history. We are reminded to take time to remember and learn from struggles, political and social movements, and triumphs over injustice. With the activities and resources below, though, we specifically honor those who led the

Top 10 Digital Resource Blogs in 2017

We love bringing attention to special days and current events that can be supported and celebrated with digital resources in the classroom. In 2017, we posted suggestions and instructional strategies almost every week, and sometimes more. Here are the most popular posts and a description of the select multimedia resources and easy-to-implement classroom activities they