Free Teacher Motivational Quote – "Talents"

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me”. Quote by: Erma Bombeck

Free Teacher Joke – "Saying Prayers"

Teacher: Now, Johnnie, tell me frankly do you say prayers before eating? Johnnie: No mam, I don’t have to, my mom is a good cook. ************ Well, here we are facing April already! Time to make that last pot of chilli or perhaps a nice pot roast to last the weekend. If you need any [...]

"Iamb" — A Poet

Subject: Language ArtsGrades: 4-6 OverviewIdiomatic expressions are a great way to introduce students to rhyming couplets. In this lesson plan, students are introduced to both rhyming couplets and idioms, and then write original couplets, using idiomatic expressions they have learned. ObjectivesStudents will:· Learn the definition of “idiom”· Learn the meaning of “couplet” and “iambic pentameter”· [...]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Does It Make Sense?" – Grades K-2nd

Phonics, Word Recognition, Vocabulary Write down word-beginnings on individual slips of paper and place them in a bag. In a separate bag, place slips of paper with word-endings written on them. Some examples of word-beginnings could be individual consonants (B, C, D, F, G, etc.) or letter blends (BL, BR, CL, DR, FL, GL, GR, [...]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Sticky Tapes" – Age 1

Sensory Awareness, Observation & Discovery, Language Skills Gather assorted types of adhesive tapes from around your house, such as, masking tape, transparent tape, first aid tape, electrical tape, etc. Offer your child a strip of one of these adhesive tapes and let him hold and experience it. Take a piece yourself and demonstrate how it [...]

Free Teacher Motivational Quote – "Gathering Fruit"

You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is. Quote by: Will Rogers

Free Teacher Joke – "Signing in the Dark"

LINDA: Dad, can you write in the dark? FATHER: I think so. What do you want me to write? LINDA: Your name on this report card. xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxooxoxoxoxxooxoxxoxoxooxoxxxxxoxoxoxoxxooxoxoxoxoxoxox Hope you have a safe and happy weekend. For those of you going out to an Easter Egg Hunt, happy hunting! If you’re near your computer all weekend, [...]

Gilligan’s and Other Islands

Subject: Geography Grade(s): 4-6 OverviewConey Island, Treasure Island, Gilligan’s Island: While these may be some of the most imaginative islands ever created in the world, there are also hundreds of fascinating real islands in the world — from the island continent of Australia to the island nation of Great Britain to the island state of [...]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Checker Switcheroo" – Ages 7+

What switcheroo does a Furcifer Pardalis perform? Place two red and two black checkers in a line on a five-square strip, leaving a space between the pairs. ### ### BLANK 0000 0000 ### ### BLANK 0000 0000 The object of this game is to swap the position of the checkers to: 0000 0000 BLANK ### [...]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Clothespin Learning Wheels" – Preschool

Color Recognition, Math Skills, Small Motor Skills First, cut a piece of light-colored cardboard into a disk about eight to twelve inches in diameter (or use a paper plate). Color Wheel: On one side of the disk, use crayons or markers to make differently colored pie-shaped sections. Then use the crayons or markers to color [...]