10 Easy Ways to Engage Students Before Winter Break

10 Easy Ways to Engage Students Before Winter Break

10 Easy Ways to Engage Students Before Winter Break The days before winter break can be a drag for both students and teachers. Everyone is ready for a holiday, and it is a struggle to motivate both adults and students. Teachers should plan to wrap up units a few days...
9 Free Ways To Recharge Over The Holiday Break

9 Free Ways To Recharge Over The Holiday Break

Teaching Resources You made it! You’re finally on break!  Thanksgiving and winter breaks can be hectic, with many of us traveling to see family or hosting loads of family for the holidays.  Even so, they are still a break from the classroom, and you should make time...
Celebrating Thanksgiving Without Perpetuating The Myths

Celebrating Thanksgiving Without Perpetuating The Myths

Teaching Resources It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. The week leading up to a break can be tricky as far as keeping your students engaged in your curriculum.  The solution we usually have is to create lessons and activities that surround whatever...

6 Easy Ways to Use Gingerbread in your Classroom

Holding a thematic day (or two) before the winter break is a lot of fun! Both teachers and students are ready for break, so doing something out of the ordinary can help keep everyone motivated. Gingerbread is a great theme for upper elementary – and teachers...

How to Make Easy Holiday Crafts with Solo Cups

Before winter break, I always plan to make at least one craft with my students. It can be hard to find a craft that appeals to both artsy kids and those that never want to make a craft. However, I found the perfect activity to use in any elementary grade: Solo Cup...

10 Creative Way to Use Popcorn in the Classroom + Freebies!

Before a long holiday, I always try to wrap up any major units of study so I can plan something fun the day or two before break. Many teachers show a movie, but in all honesty, a movie just is not that engaging for students – and they don’t learn anything....
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