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    K-5: Love Letters:Using imagery to convey feelings

    After listening to Arnold Adoff's Love Letters, students will write and share their own love letters. This lesson is especially fun around Valentine's Day. *_A lesson plan for Grades 2–4 English Language Arts_* h4. Students will: * read or listen to the book Love Letters by Arnold Adoff and analyze for main idea, tone, imagery and author strategies * write a ...
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    Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Though many schools honor this special event by closing for the day, it's important for students to understand the great man behind the holiday. Celebrate the history by introducing your students to a brief history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his famous speech, "I Have ...
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    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream"

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream"
    The following is an excerpt from the speech entitled "I Have a Dream," delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 23, 1963. I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the ...
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    The Making of a Holiday: MLK, Jr. Day

    The Making of a Holiday: MLK, Jr. Day
    Martin Luther King's death did not slow the Civil Rights Movement. Black and white people continued to fight for freedom and equality. Coretta Scott King is the widow of the civil rights leader. In 1970, she established the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center* in Atlanta, Georgia. This "living memorial" consists of his boyhood home and the Ebenezer Baptist Church*, where ...
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    Glossary of Terms: MLK, Jr. Day

    Glossary of Terms: MLK, Jr. Day
    *resort:* v. to turn to *degrade:* v. to lower someone in status or role *doctorate:* n. the highest academic degree, the Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph.D. *theology:* n. study of religion *violate(d):* v. to disturb; to harm *boycott:* n. an act of not patronizing or using a product of service to show opposition *segregation:* n. separation of races *unconstitutional:* adj. not ...
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    The History of Martin Luther King Jr.

    The History of Martin Luther King Jr.
    It was December, 1955, and Martin Luther King, Jr. had just received his doctorate degree in theology. He had moved to Montgomery, Alabama to preach at a Baptist church. He saw there, as in many other southern states, that African-Americans had to ride in the back of public buses. Dr. King knew that this law violated the rights of every African-American. ...
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    The Red Ranger Challenges Santa: Are You Real?

    The Red Ranger Challenges Santa: Are You Real?
    I would say that after fifteen hundred plus days confined in small places with fourth and fifth graders I could be considered somewhat an expert regarding the mental and physical development process of eight, nine, and ten year old children. The boys and girls who pass through my classroom each year are a rare breed and care must be taken ...
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    Event 1 & 2: Christmas Carol Chonology

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    3-5: Christmas Carol Chronology

    3-5: Christmas Carol Chronology
    Christmas Carol Chronology, based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, provides students with an opportunity to develop comprehension by listing plot developments and arranging them sequentially. This lesson begins with cooperative learning groups and ends with an individual manipulative activity of cutting and pasting strips of events in chronological order. *_A lesson plan for Grades 4–8 English Language Arts_* h4. Learning ...
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    Technology Lesson: The Holiday Shopper

    Technology Lesson: The Holiday Shopper
    This activity uses a prepared spreadsheet and the grocery sales paper from the newspaper to figure the cost of a holiday meal for a certain number of people. *_A lesson plan for Grades 6–7 Computer Technology Skills_* h4. Students will: * learn to solve a real life situation using a spreadsheet. * edit a spreadsheet to answer “what if” questions. * ...
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    K-2: Valentine Heart Game

    Students will respond to music through singing, moving, playing instruments, and improvisation while integrating first grade math curriculum and Valentine's Day. *_A lesson plan for Grade 1 Music Education_* Learning outcomes Students will clap rhythm patterns notated on board then make up their own on percussion instruments. They will also be asked to answer addition and subtraction problems. *_Time required for ...
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    Holiday Lessons & Activities

    Holiday Lessons & Activities
    There are many holiday and lesson activities you can find here at Teaching. The holidays can be a great time to learn about new cultures, make crafts for families, spur creative writing, and build character by recognizing different traditions. Connect with holiday lessons like these. 1.) The Holidays of December 2.) Positivity Presents: A Classroom Activity 3.) Potpourri Gel Jars 4.) ...
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    The Holidays of December

    The Holidays of December
    December presents so many multicultural teaching opportunities through the holiday traditions of many different cultures. Here are many holidays celebrated in December with a short description of each you can share with your students. h4. Hanukkah h4. When is it? Hanukkah begins at sundown on Tuesday, December 4th and ends at nightfall on Wednesday, December 12th. h4. Who celebrates Hanukkah? The ...
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    Making Holiday Gifts & Decorations in the Class

    Making Holiday Gifts & Decorations in the Class
    h4. Holiday Coupon Books If you need an idea for a parent present to work on in your class, coupon books are great! They get students writing and drawing and create a thoughtful present for parents or family members. Give each student at least 2 pieces of 8 x 11 paper or construction paper. Have students fold it in half, then ...
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    Holiday Writing Prompts

    Holiday Writing Prompts
    Writing- whether it's journaling or writing a short story- is a great way for students to express themselves, especially in the high emotion time of the holidays. If your students are overloaded with holiday energy and need direction, try these writing prompts. Different students in your class may celebrate different holiday traditions, so be sensitive to that and offer prompts that ...
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    The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

    The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
    The time leading up to holiday break is a popular time to show holiday movies in classrooms. A great, short movie is "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." Instead of just watching the movie this year and turning it off, try using the movie to prompt some creative writing with your students. h4. Writing Prompts 1. The Grinch has a tiny little ...
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    Thankful Thoughts from a Teacher

    Thankful Thoughts from a Teacher
    One of the nicest things about the month of November is that even the most jaded teacher can take a moment or two to look around a classroom and feel thankful. First of all, we can be thankful that we are employed. Moreover, we are employed in a profession that does good in the world. Not every professional can claim that. ...
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    Math Lesson: Estimation With Pumpkins

    Math Lesson: Estimation With Pumpkins
    This time of year a pumpkin is bound to end up in your classroom. Instead of doing the regular carving or decorating, try to incorporate estimation into the equation to get your students really thinking about pumpkins! h4. Objective Students will make mathematical estimations using the parts of a pumpkin. h4. Materials 1 pumpkin (medium to large) Large spoon Sharp knife ...
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    Spark Students Interest in Fire Safety Week

    Spark Students Interest in Fire Safety Week
    Fire related incidents is the number three cause of death for children in the U.S. What can teachers do to help? Spend Fire Safety week educating your students on procedures that can save lives. h4. Learn About Fire h4. 1. Fire is FAST! There is little time! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control ...
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    Featured Lesson: Columbus in the Classroom

    Featured Lesson: Columbus in the Classroom
    *_In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue._* There are many holidays throughout the year that school's observe with a day off. Sometimes that day away from school and what it honors passes right by the student body without fully understanding what it celebrates. Don't let Columbus Day be one of those holidays. Instead, set aside time to explore- like Columbus him ...
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