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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!

Lesson Plan

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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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.

Lesson Plan

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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Global Youth Service Day

This web site publishes a set of posters, toolkits, and curricula guides to help you plan your Global Youth Service Day (or Semester of Service!) event.

Printable; Themed Package

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.

Multimedia

It's a Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue World

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

Multimedia

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.

Lesson Plan; Printable

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.

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Public Alert Radios for Schools

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

Lesson Plan

Childhood Vaccination Brochure

This NEA HIN brochure explains the purpose, benefit, and timing of the vaccines recommended for children.

Lesson Plan

Teaching Channel: Videos That Inspire Teaching

Find more than 800 videos of effective K-12 teaching practices, which can be searched by keyword or browsed, and filter by subject, grade, and topic. Registration is free and allows access to downloadable resources.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

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

EELink Compiles Environmental Education Lesson Plans

We review a website offering free compilation of preK-12 lessons, activities and other curriculum resources that focus on environmental education.

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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Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music In Our Schools Month. Find our recommended lesson plans, activity ideas and other resources to help you plan for the occasion.

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12 Free Things for St. Patrick’s Day

Curriculum resources include videos, arts & crafts, printables, worksheets, interactive maps, and tutorials for all grade levels, and explore Irish culture, history and traditions.

Themed Package

Websites Stress Diet and Exercise for National Nutrition Month

We recommend three websites for lesson plans and activities that reinforce the theme for 2012 National Nutrition Month, which stresses the importance of making informed food choices and developing good habits in eating and physical activity.

Lesson Plan

NASA Websites Explore Global Warming

The NASA website Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet provides a foundation for studying and assessing global warming by providing data on carbon dioxide concentration, global surface temperature, Arctic sea ice, land ice, and more.

Background Reading; Multimedia