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

Winter Holidays at Bottom!!


Thanksgiving
http://smartboardrevolution.ning.com/forum/topics/thanksgiving-smartboard?xg_source=activity
http://www.scholastic.com/scholastic_thanksgiving/?eml=TNL/e/20121102///November_Update///header/GEN_SPS_SL1//////&ym_MID=1446678&ym_rid=14670949 - Virtual Tour of the Mayflower

Tour the Pilgrim Village
Thanksgiving resources -
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/thanksgiving-everything-you-need/?eml=TNL/e/20121102///November_Update///Checklist/GEN_SPS_SL1//////&ym_MID=1446678&ym_rid=14670949

Recommended Readings for Thanksgiving - http://www.scholastic.com/tbw/viewBooklist.do?dp=%3D%3FUTF-8%3FB%3FYm9va2xpc3RJZD05OTg2OTkmc2hhcmVkPXRydWU%3D%3F%3D&eml=TNL/e/20121102///November_Update///TimelyThemes/GEN_SPS_SL1//////&ym_MID=1446678&ym_rid=14670949



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


FALL:
VETERAN's DAY Resources -http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/veterans-day-everything-you-need?eml=TNL/e/20121102///November_Update///Checklist/GEN_SPS_SL1//////&ym_MID=1446678&ym_rid=14670949

http://cybraryman.com/fall.html

Christopher Columbus Web Hunt - http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/web-hunt-christopher-columbus

HALLOWEEN:
13 Halloween Apps
The Top 9 FREE In-Class Halloween Activities
Bats (5th and up) - http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/bats/index.htm?eml=TNL/e/20121001///October_Update///student_activities/GEN_SPS_SL1//////&ym_MID=1439643&ym_rid=14670949

Downloadable Units for Halloween and Fall - http://www.christianhomeschoolhub.spruz.com/dc-general-fall.htm
$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, USAhttp://www.history.com/minisites/halloween/infographic/111007-HIST-WEEN.jpg

All the LINKS from the Presentation here, http://www.pearltrees.com/shellyterrell/halloween-sites-activities/id6528723

Find the slides here, http://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

Blog posts I've written,18 Free Halloween Educational Appshttp://teacherrebootcamp.com/2011/10/17/18-educational-apps-for-halloween/10+ Wicked Web 2.0 Activities for Halloweenhttp://www.esl-library.com/blog/2012/10/18/10-wicked-web-2-0-activities-for-halloween/Horror-fied! 20+ Ideas & Resources for Halloweenhttp://www.esl-library.com/blog/2011/10/13/shelly-terrell-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 *theshadowlands.net - world wide hauntings *capzles.com - upload maps, pdfs, videos and more *tripline.net - 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* Bit.ly/skeletondancelesson 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*Storybirds.com - online story creation*creazeducation.com*zooburst.com*boomwriter.com - free*Halloween ebook app by Visual Works - personalizes story*Voicethread.com

5) Pumpkin Carving*Bit.ly/starfallpumpkin - great for under 5 years*Abcya.com/pumpkin_carving.htm*Pumpking Carving App

6) Halloween Jokes*makebeliefscomix.com*GoAnimate.com

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*Digitalplay.info/blog - blog with top 10 interactive Halloween sites*teachchildrenESL.com - 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 - http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/halloween_jokes_for_kids.htmhttp://www.activityvillage.co.uk/

pear.ly/bJNTnBit.ly/ShellTerrelteacherrebootcamp.com

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Halloween By the Numbers
Halloween By the Numbers


BACK TO SCHOOL:
FREE Resources based on Back to School

The Nature of Science - An Activity for the First Day of School - http://www.scienceteacherprogram.org/genscience/Choi04.html?goback=%2Egde_147237_member_147136332
8 First Day of School Activities - http://plpnetwork.com/2012/08/15/first-day-of-school-activities/
Holiday Lessons: http://www.getworksheets.com/samples/worksheets/holidays/index.html
OLYMPICS:

http://coolcatteacher.visibli.com/share/x3h7qg - Back to School Lessons from Share My Lesson

48 Cool Summer Sites for Students and Teachers - http://www.edutopia.org/blog/48-summer-websites-kids-teachers-keith-ferrell?goback=%2Egde_108447_member_143979140

Summer:
10 Fun Indoor Summer Projects
Summer Activities from Have Fun Teaching website - http://havefunteaching.com/activities/holiday-activities/summer-activities/
Celebrations: Memorial Day, Patriot Day, 4th of July -http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=11781&eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//May3/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
http://www.readinghorizons.com/blog/post/2012/05/21/Best-Way-Teachers-Can-Help-Struggling-Readers-Summer.aspx?goback=%2Egde_147237_member_118582433 - Help struggling readers this summer
3 End of the Year Review Games: http://www.goedonline.com/3-end-of-year-review-games-for-teachers?goback=%2Egde_147237_member_117600585
End of Year Worksheets - http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/05/practucal-printable-worksheets-for.html?goback=%2Egde_147237_member_119274652#
End of Year Ideas:
RAMADAN Story - http://www.overthemoonstories.com/?goback=%2Egde_147237_member_138420775


Spring:
Easter Egg Math (K) - http://www.oercommons.org/courses/easter-egg-math/view
Jelly Bean Count (K) - http://www.oercommons.org/courses/jelly-beans-count/view
March is Women in History Month - http://community.weareteachers.com/t5/WeAreTeachers-Blog/5-Ways-to-Make-Women-s-History-Month-Come-Alive/ba-p/11283
St. Patrick's Day: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collection/st-patrick39s-day?eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//SpringIntoAction3/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949

April:
Titanic Lessons - http://coolcatteacher.visibli.com/share/8xzx2R
10 Great Lessons for Earth Day: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/04/10-great-resources-for-teaching-and.html?goback=%2Egde_108447_member_109453380
Contests for Earth Day: http://k12online.us/blog/2012/04/earth-day-contest-for-students-classrooms-and-schools/?goback=%2Egde_2811_member_109118840
April Fools Jokes for Teachers to play on Students!!! You will love these..I promise!! 5 April Fools Jokes
Earth Day: http://scan-werecriticaltothinking.blogspot.com/2012/04/great-interactive-resources-for-earth.html
Earth Day Lessons: http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=250&eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//EarthDay2/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
Earth Day: http://printables.scholastic.com/printables/detail/?id=24916&eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//EarthDay5/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
Middle School Earth Day Ideas: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/quick-earth-day-ideas-grade-6-8
Celebrate Earth Day - http://teacher.scholastic.com/earth_day/?eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//EarthDay1/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
Shakespeare's Birthday April 23rd - http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6186799&s_cid=Mon_News_RES

MAY:
Free printable may activities - http://printables.scholastic.com/printables/detail/?id=39531&eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//May4/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
Cinco De Mayo -http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collection/may-5-cinco-de-mayo?eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//May1/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
Mother's Day Acrostic:http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/acrostic-mothers-day-poems?eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//May2/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
Mother's Day Free Printables - http://printables.scholastic.com/printables/detail/?id=39536&eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//May5/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
Asian Heritage Month:
  1. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/asian-american/print.htm?eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//AsianHeritage4/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
  2. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/lon-po-po-chinese-fairytale-lesson-plan?eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//AsianHeritage3/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949
  3. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/asian-american/?eml=OT/e/20120308///BulletinBoard//AsianHeritage2/TNL_Openers//////&ym_MID=1403453&ym_rid=14670949

Winter:
http://www.nea.org/tools/LessonPlans.html - Winter Themed Lessons provided by NEA
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/collection/winter-fun/?eml=TNL/e/20120131///February_Update//lessonplans2/Generic_SPS_SL1//////&ym_MID=1395319&ym_rid=14670949
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/01/16/this-interview-with-martin-luther-king-jr-on-the-mike-douglas-show-is-very-interesting/ - Martin Luther King Jr Interviews
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/activity/harriet-tubman-web-hunt-underground-railroad-activity/?eml=TNL/e/20120131///February_Update//student_activities3/Generic_SPS_SL1//////&ym_MID=1395319&ym_rid=14670949
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 - http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/fall-love-all-over-again/?eml=TNL/e/20120131///February_Update//student_activities2/Generic_SPS_SL1//////&ym_MID=1395319&ym_rid=14670949


Christmas
TRACK SANTA -http://www.noradsanta.org/
http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/3132 Create a star
http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/3086 Design Santa's Sleigh
http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/3091 Create a thank you note or label
http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/3739 Presents (Manipulate shapes)
http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/3733 Symmetry with decorating a Christmas Tree
http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/12-days-of-Christmas-numeracy-3003847
Polar Express themed lessons
http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Phonics-Phase-3-Christmas-Activity-3009654

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Christmas App - http://coolcatteacher.visibli.com/share/sGCQbG
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http://edudemic.com/2012/08/diy-infographics/?goback=%2Egde_147237_member_194272264 - Festival of Lights
2 Books for Hanukkah - http://www.sandrabornstein.com/two-childrens-books-for-hanukkah/