Holidays Rule in the School World
Here is where you can find some holiday lessons.

Winter Holidays at Bottom!!

Thanksgiving - Virtual Tour of the Mayflower

Tour the Pilgrim Village
Thanksgiving resources -

Recommended Readings for Thanksgiving -

Tour the

Wampanoag Homesite

Interviews at

Plimoth Plantation

Everything You Need to Teach Thanksgiving

Take an Interactive Tour of The Mayflower

Learn about Daily Life in Plimoth

Find out all about The Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Book List

Compare & Contrast Printable

Reader’s Theater Script

Vocabulary Guide

VETERAN's DAY Resources -

Christopher Columbus Web Hunt -

13 Halloween Apps
The Top 9 FREE In-Class Halloween Activities
Bats (5th and up) -

Downloadable Units for Halloween and Fall -
$4.50 - 4 Types of Sentences: Centers and Activities with a Halloween Theme

SimpleK12 Webinar: 10 Halloween Activities to Engage Learners Presented by: Shelly Terrell
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Time: 1:30 - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, USA

All the LINKS from the Presentation here,

Find the slides here,

Blog posts I've written,18 Free Halloween Educational Apps Wicked Web 2.0 Activities for Halloween! 20+ Ideas & Resources for Halloween

1) Compare and Contrast CelebrationsVideo Chat, Interview class, read stories, sing songs, karaoke, dress in costumes

2) Haunted Stories Project research haunted place and its story and then create a presentation * - world wide hauntings * - upload maps, pdfs, videos and more * - narrate a map *Dead Files and Ghost Hunters may have information on haunted histories too *Animoto - videos

3) Dancing Skeletons - from JibJab - upload pictures and do creative writing* create a play with video in it, plan Halloween party with this video being presented during it

4) Spooky Stories *Room on the Broom* The Hallo-Wiener* Halloween by Jerry Seinfield* The Night Before Halloween* Where the wild things are* - online story creation*** - free*Halloween ebook app by Visual Works - personalizes story*

5) Pumpkin Carving* - great for under 5 years**Pumpking Carving App

6) Halloween Jokes**

7) Create Trick or Treat Bags *older - create bags for younger students, Put in healthy treats, Put in safety tips

8) Throw a Party or Carnival *Have students create or design games or in charge of it *Plan music *Set Up Haunted House *This could be used for fundraising

9) Terrifying Treats - SCIENCE *Taffy * ice cream in a bag * magical bubbly drink - can tie into Harry Potter and spells * magic blood bag

10) Halloween Play* - blog with top 10 interactive Halloween sites* - board game that you can print out and design to fit your needs*APPS (FREE) - Scrappad, Halloween, ORihalloween, Pumpkin, WordSearch, Haunted, MakeAZombie, mash-o-ween

Activity Village -

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Halloween By the Numbers
Halloween By the Numbers

FREE Resources based on Back to School

The Nature of Science - An Activity for the First Day of School -
8 First Day of School Activities -
Holiday Lessons:
OLYMPICS: - Back to School Lessons from Share My Lesson

48 Cool Summer Sites for Students and Teachers -

10 Fun Indoor Summer Projects
Summer Activities from Have Fun Teaching website -
Celebrations: Memorial Day, Patriot Day, 4th of July - - Help struggling readers this summer
3 End of the Year Review Games:
End of Year Worksheets -
End of Year Ideas:

Easter Egg Math (K) -
Jelly Bean Count (K) -
March is Women in History Month -
St. Patrick's Day:

Titanic Lessons -
10 Great Lessons for Earth Day:
Contests for Earth Day:
April Fools Jokes for Teachers to play on Students!!! You will love these..I promise!! 5 April Fools Jokes
Earth Day:
Earth Day Lessons:
Earth Day:
Middle School Earth Day Ideas:
Celebrate Earth Day -
Shakespeare's Birthday April 23rd -

Free printable may activities -
Cinco De Mayo -
Mother's Day Acrostic:
Mother's Day Free Printables -
Asian Heritage Month:

Winter: - Winter Themed Lessons provided by NEA - Martin Luther King Jr Interviews
Black Hisotry Month -
Rosa by Nikki Giovanni - Read Aloud Resources Teacher Practice Worksheets
Creativity by John Steptoe - Read Aloud Resources Teacher Practice Worksheets
Valentine's Day -

TRACK SANTA - Create a star Design Santa's Sleigh Create a thank you note or label Presents (Manipulate shapes) Symmetry with decorating a Christmas Tree
Polar Express themed lessons

This is a Smartnotebook File of Animated Christmas .gifs

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Christmas App -
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Pinned Image - Festival of Lights
2 Books for Hanukkah -