## Free Teacher Joke – "Mom Has Stats"

Little Eric and his mother were out and about. Little Eric, out of the blue, asked his mother, “Mommy, how old are you?” His mother responded, “Honey, women don’t talk about their age. You’ll learn this as you get older.”Little Eric then asked, “Mommy, how much do you weight?” His mother responded again, “That’s another […]

## FREE TEACHER LESSON PLAN – "Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner"

Grades 3 to 6 – Critical ThinkingHere’s a fun activity for your class. It is a logic worksheet to help students figure out relationships in the family tree.*****************************************************************Anthony is hosting Thanksgiving this year. He invited his family (Amanda, Hunter, Megan, Julia, Jose, Matthew, Alexis, and David) to his house. His grandfather, his aunt, his brother, […]

Listening Skills Cut a piece of paper into ten or more 1″x 4″ strips, and write down an action on each one. For example, “Wiggle and jiggle!” “Stand on one foot!” “Count to 10 as fast as you can!” or, “Sing a silly song!” Fold up these pieces of paper, place them in a small […]

## Free Parent Involvement Activity – 1st to 3rd Grades – "True or False"

Communicating, Persuasion Skills – 1st to 3rd Grades Each player in this game writes a list of four statements (two true and two false). the object is to fool your opponent into guessing that a true statement is false and that a false statement is true. For example: I like to sleep on my stomach. […]

## Free Education News: New Study Finds That U.S. Math Students Consistently Lag Behind Their Peers Around the World

A new study comparing the math skills of America students to their peers in countries abroad finds that U.S. students in 4th and 8th grade perform consistently below most of their peers around the world and continue that trend into high school. The study, conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) under funding provided […]

## Free Education News – Bigger Than Bake Sales: As School Budgets Tighten, Parent Fund-raisers Chase Higher Stakes

Forget the cookie-dough sales promotions of the past – Newton North High School’s athletic department is inviting members of the New England Patriots to play parents in a football fund-raiser. Exactly which players is not yet known – last spring, Matt Cassel, Kevin Faulk, and Wes Welker played in the game – but organizers are […]

## Free Education News: A Troubling Case of Readers’ Block

Americans are reading less and their reading proficiency is declining at troubling rates, according to a report that the National Endowment for the Arts will issued recently. The trend is particularly strong among older teens and young adults, and if it is not reversed, the NEA report suggests, it will have a profound negative effect […]

## Holiday Hassles and Something for You

Dear Parent Can you believe that it’s that time of theyear again? I was in the mall last weekand the holiday decorations were out, theChristmas music was playing and there wasa general feeling of hustle and bustle inthe air. Maybe you are getting a bit excited andcaught up in the planning of the next 5weeks… […]

## Free Teacher Quote – "JFK – Gratitude"

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

## Free Parent Involvement Activity – "What Happened?" – Preschool

Language Skills, ImaginationShow your child a magazine picture of an ordinary, everyday event, such as a man running, a child crying, a dog sleeping, or a broken-down car. Ask him what is happening in the picture, what he thinks might have happened to cause this, or what he thinks might happen next.Source: Smart & Simple […]