Free Teacher Joke – "Sad Face"

Teacher: What a sad face. What would you say if I came to school with a face like yours?Pupil: I’d be too polite to mention it! Have a happy weekend!

Free Lesson Plan – "Who Wants To Be A Pencil-llionaire" – Grades 1-5

Social Studies, level: Grades 1 through 5th Materials Required: pencils (lots and lots of pencils), chalkboard, eraser Activity Time: 45 minutes Concepts Taught: review social studies and geography Game Plan: Yes, this follows the same concept of “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.” Have each students put their name on a slip of paper. Put […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Acrostic Poem" – Grades K-3rd

Creative Writing, Poetry, VocabularyAn acrostic poem creates a verse using a series of letters from the alphabet or from a word. For example, you can use your child’s name or special interest: A thletic U ndeniably cute S pecial son T ons of fun I s a good friend N ow and forever Encourage your […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Black, White & Red" – Age 0-6 months

Visual Discrimination Infants are very interested in, and stimulated by, simple black, white, and red pictures. Use construction paper and markers to create patterns such as a bulls-eye, fat stripes, or a large checkerboard. Simple faces are especially appealing — use a black marker to draw one on a paper plate. Tape these images by […]

Study Shows Increase In Charter Schools and Accountability

According to a new study conducted by the Center for Education Reform, the number of charter schools opening this school year is up eight percent from last year. According to the center, more than 4,100 charter schools currently serve over 1.2 million students across the country. The increase is significant in light of a challenging […]

Support Grows For Teacher Bonuses

A movement gaining momentum in Congress and some school systems in the Washington region and beyond would boost pay for exceptional teachers in high-poverty schools, a departure from salary schedules based on seniority and professional degrees that have kept pay in lockstep for decades. Lawmakers are debating this month whether to authorize federal grants through […]

Free Teacher Lesson Plan – "Musical Chair Phonics"

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary/Foreign Language Materials Required: Chairs, flash cards with one word on each card Activity Time: 15 minutes ( According to the number playing) Concepts Taught: Students will be able to read words by playing musical chairs. Directions: Play musical chairs as you normal do, except place an index card withVocabulary words students need […]

Teen Talk: How to Put a Stop to Sibling Fighting

Many parents have asked me how to get brothers and sisters to keep their hands and feet to themselves. Do you find that you are always the ref? Are you continually breaking up kicking and hitting between your kids?Are you hoarse at the end of the day from getting in the middle of these battles […]

Free Teacher Quote – Andrew Jackson

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. By: Andrew Jackson, President


“I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face. “ By: Comedian, Rodney Dangerfield