The student will learn about different cultures’ approaches to the traditional U.S. Thanksgiving holiday.
A variety of math and planning skills can be used to plan a holiday vacation.
Students will use different problem-solving strategies, and creative writing, in association with Brian Wildsmith’s song.
Briefly explore not-so-traditional holiday plans.
A simple dough that dries to create aromatic hanging ornaments. Please note that these items are not intended to be eaten, even though they smell good enough!
Kites are a welcome outdoor project after being cooped up inside all winter, right? In fact, they’re the perfect celebration of the end of winter. Students study and create their kites indoors, and then you just wait for the ideal weather to take them out for testing. For the younger students, try a quick and easy Paper Bag Kite. Older students can tackle the Tetrahedral Kite, which can be scaled for a large or small format creation.
Reindeer are just one of many species that are well known for doing something they don’t actually do. In this lesson students do their own research about reindeer, including where they live, what their purpose is, and how they got such a lofty reputation.
Winter blues got you down? Summer heat keeping you in? Or perhaps it’s almost Spring Break and you can’t wait for some warmer weather. Whatever the season, bring some green into your classroom by creating a miniature nursery.
Yes, it’s Fall and Halloween will be here before you know it. Reader Linda Patton shares these recipes for physics-defying goop your students can make, play with and learn from.
The student will identify adjectives and adverbs and be able to use them correctly in a Christmas-related creative writing project.
Have your class do their own “Twelve Days of Christmas” by reading about another part of the world in the newspaper or magazines, and brainstorming Christmas gifts they would like to give to those people.