Category Archives: holiday

Halloween Around the World

Ahh…Halloween. Free candy. Costumes. Trick or treating. Did I mention candy? Here in the US, Halloween is synonymous with trick or treating. Halloween, in some form or another, is widely celebrated around the world, but not all countries call it Halloween … Continue reading

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talk like a leprechaun

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya. Here are some St. Patrick’s Day activities that are more than a worksheet! Enjoy! Above is a fun list of Irish slang. There are tons of ways you can use it for a quick, … Continue reading

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More Dr. Seuss for Big Kids Fun

Still looking for some upper elementary activities to use to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Pull out your pile of Dr. Seuss books and have your students work on one of these scavenger hunts that will make them think! These are … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss book lists

There is so much I love about Dr. Seuss. He was so creative, and he wasn’t afraid to be strange or make a statement. And even with the silliness, his books are smart. My love for him as an author … Continue reading

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black history month

  February is Black History Month. Read on to find a collection of Black History teaching ideas that are more than just a worksheet! Black History Who AM I? Here is a simple idea for black history month. Have students … Continue reading

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presidents day fun

Presidents Day is coming up. Did you know it originally began as a day to honor George Washington’s birthday? Today, Washington and Lincoln are most commonly honored for Presidents Day since both have birthdays in February. However, it can also … Continue reading

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a love poem to…broccoli and more classroom valentine fun

Have you and your students discovered the poem “Homework, I Love You” by Kenn Nesbitt yet? If not, now is as good a time as ever. (Click the link above for the entire poem!) One of my favorite Valentine activities is to … Continue reading

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groundhog day classroom ideas

Groundhog Day is Sunday, and I have a feeling some of you are really hoping for an early spring. If you’re looking for some last minute Groundhog Day ideas that are more than just a worksheet, here are a few that … Continue reading

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hangman, no! play snowman instead! (and some freebies to help you make it til break!)

Ok, ok, don’t laugh. This is my first attempt at creating my own images using the ArtStudio app. (I may say a lot of things on this blog, but I never claimed to be an artist!) But I wanted to post … Continue reading

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winter break marshmallow challenge and a whole e-book full of freebies!

This morning, I woke up to my two-year-old belting out, “Oh when the saints…go marching in…” I wasn’t sure whether to go get him or to keep listening. I kept listening and also heard his rendition of “I’ve Been Working … Continue reading

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