Because We Love Idioms: A Cause and Effect Lesson Plan

Subject: Language ArtsGrades: 4-6 OverviewStudents use idiomatic expressions to develop a better understanding of cause and effect relationships and hone critical thinking skills. ObjectivesStudents will:· Learn the definition of “idiom”· Demonstrate their understanding of cause and effect relationships, using idiomatic expressions· Improve their critical thinking skills by identifying both the cause and the effect in […]

Free Teacher Joke – "The Composition"

Teacher: Jeff, your composition on “Our Family Dog” is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his? Jeff: No, teacher, it’s the same dog! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hope you have a great weekend! It’s time to open up the windows and let some fresh air in! If you find yourself at home and need to […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Tour Guide" – Age 0 to 12 months

Language Skills, Observation & Discovery, Sensory Awareness House Tour: Walk around the house with your child, describing what you see and do. For example, you can demonstrate how the light switch works, “The light is on. the light is off.” As you let your child touch a particular object, give a detailed and repetitive description […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Captions" – Grades K-3rd

Creative Writing, Composition, Handwriting Help your child cut out interesting photos from newspapers or magazines, and glue them onto pieces of construction paper. Encourage her to provide appropriate (or just plain silly) captions for them. If your child isn’t old enough to write yet, simply have her dictate captions to you. Another fun place for […]

Chart Your Geography Smarts: A WorldTeaser Geography Challenge for Kids

Subject: Geography; World CultureGrade(s): 4-6 OverviewStudents conduct a classroom-wide geographic literacy survey, chart the results on a graph, and then compare those results to the answers that young adults (18 to 24 years old) gave in a national geographic survey in 2006. ObjectivesStudents will:· Demonstrate knowledge of physical and human characteristics of given places around […]

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Free Teacher Motivational Quote – "Doing"

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.Quote by: Thomas Jefferson

Can a Clown Be Morose? And Other Provocative Questions to Help Teach Vocabulary

Subject: English/VocabularyGrade(s): 7 and up OverviewThese four research-based word-building activities can be used across the curriculum to help take students advance from rote memorization of new words and their definitions to a total integration of the new words into their personal lexicon. ObjectivesStudents will:· Create “student-friendly” definitions of new words, using language and examples which […]

Can a Clown Be Morose? And Other Provocative Questions to Help Teach Vocabulary

Subject: English/VocabularyGrade(s): 7 and up OverviewThese four research-based word-building activities can be used across the curriculum to help take students advance from rote memorization of new words and their definitions to a total integration of the new words into their personal lexicon. ObjectivesStudents will:· Create “student-friendly” definitions of new words, using language and examples which […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Coin Flip Stats" – Grades K-3rd

Statistics, Probability, Graphing Create a 3 x 10 grid, as shown, and label the columns “heads/heads,” “tails/tails,” and “heads/tails.” You and your child each flip a coin, and then let your child color a square of the grid according to the results of the coin toss. for example, if both of your coins come up […]