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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.

Themed Package

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.

Themed Package

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.

Themed Package

Executive Branch

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

Lesson Plan; Themed Package

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.

Themed Package

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

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.

Lesson Plan; Printable

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.

Lesson Plan

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.

SweetSearch

A free custom search engine for students that searches over 35,000 web sites.

Multimedia

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.

Multimedia

Teach with Picture Books

On this web page, educator Keith Schoch provides book recommendations (books are available for purchase, but many other items are downloable), teaching ideas and lesson plans, author profiles, links to related sites, and activity downloads.

Article

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.

Multimedia

E-Presentations: Visual & Performing Arts

Navigate through exciting videos and interactive multimedia elements including performances, history, artists' insights and quiz games.

Lesson Plan; Multimedia

Public Alert Radios for Schools

NOAA is distributing these radios to schools to help safeguard 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; Tool

National School Lunch Week

The second week in October is National School Lunch Week! Use these resources to learn about the National School Lunch Program and other organizations that support low cost healthy options for children each school day.

Background Reading; Themed Package

SMART Board Content from SMART Exchange

Download review games, organizational materials, and lesson ideas for your classroom SMART Board.

Lesson Plan

Tapestry

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