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Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Whenever it happens in your school, here are 100 activities, resources, and suggestions to help your elementary students get excited about mathematics!

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10 Free Things for National Nutrition Month

Emphasize the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. Our recommended resources include lesson plans, best practices, learning games, videos, book lists, coloring pages and more.

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Ten Free Things for Valentine’s Day

Make February 14th a special day with classroom resources for all grades, including arts & crafts projects, creative writing ideas, historical resources, and more.

Learning about Independence Day

Learn about the men and ideas that influenced the writing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence and how the 4th of July has been celebrated over the years with these lessons, activities, and classroom resources.

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Popcorn Activities

October is National Popcorn Poppin' Month, and we offer a variety of fun, creative activity ideas for multiple subjects and all grade levels.

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Executive Branch

Resources for teaching about the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government.

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Eco Boys and Girls

The Eco Boys and Girls are illustrated characters who teach children the value of respecting their environment and respecting other people and creatures who inhabit the earth.

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National Arts in Education Week

To help you celebrate the arts in your classroom this week and throughout the year, we offer these resources.

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Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center: Elementary Toolkits

A tool kit for discussing bullying prevention during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and Character Education Month (October).

Multimedia; Printable; Tool

Madcap Logic

This free lesson features the color wheel, complementary colors, a quick evaluation, and more.

Multimedia; Tool

Think Green Resources Guide

Looking for ideas and resources to inspire environmental awareness and action in your classroom? This guide from Edutopia is full of succinct and practical ways to prepare students for 21st-century success.


Jonathan Bird's Blue World

Using Jonathan Bird's Blue World in the classroom is easy with amazing study guides and resources for educators.


Nature Works Everywhere

Get your family back to nature! This site offers easy tools and tips for planning a family nature adventure. Enter the age of your kids, how much time you have, and the location and the website gives you ideas for activities and events.

Japanese Kites at the New Year

These resources explain the cultural and historical importance of kites in Japan. Teachers will find downloadable student readings on kite shapes, kite flying, and Japanese kites at the New Year.

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Space Program History

An out of this world trove of lessons, NASA learning resources, printables, and tools for teaching about the history of America's Space Program.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia; Printable

PEC: Classroom Teacher/Integrated Lesson Plans for Physical Education

This site is designed to help classroom teachers who want to use physical activity to teach academic content. The activities can be taught in the classroom or in an outdoor play area. Search by subject area and sort by age.

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Donations From Businesses

This is a tried and true tip from an NEA member who wants to share with YOU how she acquires FREE classroom resources (computers, paper, general supplies) from local businesses who are happy to help.

International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)

The ICDL is a digital collection of international children's books for children ages 3-13. 4000 titles in 50 languages, reflects diverse cultures, perspectives, and historical periods. All books can be read online for free.


VocabularySpelling City

Online spelling and vocabulary tests, activities and printables. For students of all ages and learning levels to sue in the classroom or at home.


Public Alert Radios for Schools

NOAA is distributing these radios to schools to help safeguard children.

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The Tapestry is a resource center for PreK-12 teachers and administrators who work with English language learners.

20 Free iPad Apps for Educators

A variety of teaching and learning materials to access from your iPad.

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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)

SMILE website offers 1,000s science & math lessons for K-12 educators, all searchable by grade, subject, standards, assessments, and more.

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Five Free Underground Railroad Resources

Five of our favorite curriculum resources on The Underground Railroad for grades K-12 include lesson plans, interactive maps, timelines and biographies.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Women’s History Month, Grades K-5

Examine the changing cultural perceptions of women in society and honor their contributions to all aspects of life with these interdisciplinary resources for grades K-5.

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