Free Teacher Lesson Plan – Halloween Activity "Skeleton"

“Make a Skeleton”Grade Level: Kindergarten through 3rd GradesMaterials: Large Butcher Paper, Crayons, Pencils Divide the class into small groups or pairs and have students trace an outline of their bodies. Then discuss different bones in the body. Where is the bone found in the body? What does it do? Have students paint or draw their […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "BAG O’SQUISH" – Age 1

Observation & Discovery, Sensory AwarenessSqueeze several tablespoons of ketchup or mustard into a quart-sized resealable plastic bag. Lay the bag flat and squeeze out as much air as possible. Place that resealable plastic bag into another one (just in case the first bag splits), and give it to your child to squish around.Draw a few […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "BEGINNINGS and ENDINGS" – Ages 7 & Up

On separate slips of paper, write the following letter combinations: ans gin key pig bal hap law rac bol har let sea ius penbor hoc low ser cen hol mal son din hur mar sym yerdle ies ner ter fam ing nor ver fin ish ous wer gen Let your child try pairing these combinations […]

Free Eucation News: USED Awards $14 million to Help States Better Assess Students With Disabilities Under NCLB

As part of a special education partnership with states, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it has awarded more than $14 million in grants to help them meet requirements for students with disabilities under the No Child Left Behind Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). A total of 27 states will benefit […]

Free Education News: Grow Your Own Teachers

A few years ago, Chicago public schools would have taken a pass on Anita Sanders’s job application. A 42-year-old mother of three, Sanders aspired to become a teacher but lacked the credentials. Even though she had worked for four years as a teacher’s assistant, she nevertheless was a college dropout. Maria Marquez, 40, also would […]

Free Teacher Quote – "Observation"

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. By: Plato

FREE TEACHER JOKE – Halloween MUMMY

Please share this Halloween joke:Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends? They’re too wrapped up in themselves. It’s a great weekend to call a good friend and get together to enjoy their company. I’ll be baking, so my kitchen will be full of the delicious smell of home-made bread. Here’s hoping you have a great […]

Free Teacher Lesson Plan – Halloween BOO – Elementary Grades

Reading/Writing Halloween Lesson Plan Concepts Taught: Phonics, Sight Words Materials: Index Cards and a Paper Bag Activity Time: 10 to 20 minutes Write words or sounds you want your students to learn on index cards, put into the paper bag. Add several cards with the word “BOO” on them. Put the index cards into the […]

FREE PARENT INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITY – Writing – "Action Basket"

Composition, Sentence Structure -Grades 1st through 3rd.Divide eight (or more) strips of paper between you and your child so that you each have at least four strips. Encourage your child to write down some fun action commands on his strips while you do the same. Examples: “Jump while singing the alphabet song.”“Close your eyes and […]

FREE PARENT INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITY – Preschool – "Apple Zigzag Puzzle"

Problem SolvingCut the core out of an apple, then use a sharp knife to cut a deep zigzag pattern around the middle so that the upper and lower halves separate. Show your child how the two halves fit together properly. Hand him the two halves to the “puzzle” and encourage him to try to put […]