Double-Dog Dare – Read 10 Books and Get 1 Free!

If you are 12 or under, and you like to read, here is an opportunity to get a free book from Borders, Borders Express, or Walden’s Books! All you have to do is read 10 books – your choice – download and print out the Double-Dog Dare Form, list the titles of the 10 books […]

End of the Year – Activities/Projects – Part Three of Three

This is part three of the End of the Year – Activities/Projects post. Read part two here. Virtual Vacation – with Google Maps, you can let your students take a virtual vacation! Students can research a location they would like to visit and with the satellite image view and street view features on Google Maps, they […]

End of the Year – Activities/Projects – Part Two of Three

Here is Part Two of the End of the Year Activities and Projects post (click here for Part One): Class Awards – these are probably more suited to younger rather than older students, but some could be funny for older students as well. Have your class vote on end of the year awards. For example: Most Freckles Neatest […]

End of the Year – Activities/Projects – Part One of Three

It’s that time of year – time for assessments, reflection, and making plans for next school year summer break! Before we start dreaming of sand and surf – and sleeping in – we have to make it to the last day of school, right? To do? Well… Here are some ideas for end of the year projects/activities you can […]

4th Grade – Introduction to Research Writing

Click here for a hotlist of resources for introducing research writing to 4th Grade students. Resources include: A Teaching Power Point (feel free to download and make changes) What is research writing? Plagiarism Citing Sources (very brief – not MLA citations) Using Outlines Locating Resources Taking Notes – Research The Writing Process BrainPop resources – […]

PBS Kids – Writers Contest

PBS Kids Go! has announced a K-3rd grade writing contest – local winners will be entered in the national contest. National winners from each of the grade levels (K-3) will win: 1st Prize – Laptop 2nd Prize – Digital Camera 3rd Prize – MP3 Player All Entries – PBS Kds Go! Certificate of Achievement National […]

Free Elementary Resources

Here are some free resources for Pre-K through 1st Grade: Create Your Own Tracer Pages – Create custom tracer pages to print out – letters and/or whole words Word Search Generator- from Discovery Education’s Puzzlemaker. Create and print out your own, customizable word search Vocabulary Bingo Card Generator – download the excel worksheet, enter 25 vocabulary words and definitions, and click […]

Tech Tools for Social Studies – 3rd – 5th Grades

Click here for a Hotlist of Tech Tools you can use in your 3rd – 5th grade classroom to support social studies standards of learning. Many of these resources can be used in other areas as well.

Tech Tools for Pre-K – 2nd Grade

Click here for a Hotlist of resources for tech tools you can use in your classroom to support social studies standards of learning. Many of these resources can be used in other areas as well.

Elementary Thanksgiving Writing Activities

Here are some Thanksgiving themed writing activities for K-5 students: Kindergarten – this is a Word document tracer page. Students will trace the word “Thanksgiving” on the first line and then the second line just has the “Th” – they would have to try to write the rest of the word imitating the line above […]