Holidays are super fun. For almost every person and religion that I have encountered, these special times revolve around food, family, traditions, and community. Yet, we don’t take the time to honor or teach these very important aspects of life, or we focus on only one particular culture’s traditions. As teachers, and families, we can turn holidays into learning experiences.
Trip are awesome, and that’s a (mostly) fact! Taking a trip to anywhere gets you out of the house and experiencing something new. When you make a trip something that is educational, everyone in the family benefits!
Every year, the struggle is real: what to get for the teachers in your life. Seriously, this is tough. There is a ton of stuff out there that is marketed at teachers, but most of it is actually useless or will just take up valuable space. So here’s what teachers really want (and need from you) for any gift giving occasion, straight from this teacher to you!
You can visit colonial Plymouth, or Plimoth Plantation, circa 1627. How? Through the magic of virtual field trips.
But there are ways to mark this special day, arguably one of the the most important dates of the year for the elementary school crowd. You have opportunities here to make Halloween an academic experience. So use it!
Math can be kind of boring, if we’re honest with ourselves. There are formulas, strategies, and all of those facts to memorize. Which is why using pumpkins is way cool.
Mailing Flat Stanley around the world creates cool connections to other classes and children. But military families still rock at it the most!