Posts by RebeccaHaden

Classroom Themes for Spring

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Classroom Themes for Spring

  Fresh ideas for your spring classroom. Spring themes: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb Farm Theme Butterfly Theme Ladybug Theme Turtle Theme Kites Theme Frog Theme Bees Theme Bugs Theme Fish Classroom Theme Spring celebrations: Pi Day, March 14 St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 Purim, in 2017, March 11-12 the vernal equinox, roughly March 21 Bunsen Burner Day, March 31 April Fools Day, April 1 School Librarian Day, April 5 Passover, in 2017, April 10-18 Easter, in 2017 April 16 Buddha’s birthday, April 8 Yuri’s Night, April 12 Scrabble Day, April 13 National DNA Day, in...

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Farm Classroom Theme

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Farm Classroom Theme

  Farm themes are big fun for young students, and very versatile. You can use this theme to look at the distinction between urban and rural life, how people’s lives and work have changed over time, where our food comes from, plants and animals, and many more basic content issues in science and social studies. Use Scholastic’s Down On The Farm Bulletin Board or D. J. Inker’s Farm Friends Bulletin Board Set, add barns and farm animals cut outs to use for centers and classroom management, and you’ll have your room in the mood. Gather some farm books: On the Farm...

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Christmas Lesson Plans

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Christmas Lesson Plans

Are you bringing Christmas into the classroom, perhaps along with other winter holiday celebrations? Check out our Christmas Around the World and Christmas literature lesson plans.

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Christmas in Spain Lesson Plans

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Christmas in Spain Lesson Plans

  Christmas in Spain begins on December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and continues through Epiphany, of Three Kings Day, in January.  A few days before Christmas the national lottery drawing takes place, and 75% of Spaniards participate in it — including schoolchildren, who sing the winning numbers as they’re drawn. On Christmas Eve, families prepare a great feast and sing Christmas carols before going to Midnight Mass or “La Misa Del Gallo.” The mass is followed by a parade through the streets with guitars and tambourines and singing. “Esta...

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Holiday Tech Lessons

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Holiday Tech Lessons

  Bring some holiday spirit to your classroom with these fun tech lessons! Google’s Santa Tracker Google’s Santa Tracker has a game for every day till Christmas. Students can choose the clothing colors for Santa’s elves, share a texting conversation between Santa and his reindeer, prepare and send a phone message from Santa to a friend, play games of skill, and explore Santa’s village. On Christmas Eve, Santa will unveil the dashboard of Santa’s sleigh. This is a super fun center for your classroom computer, and it gives practice with basic keyboard and...

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