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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

In Memory of Pearl Harbor--FREE Pearl Harbor Activities!

Pearl Harbor Day is an important day in history, so how much do your students know about what happened on December 7, 1941? 

Try a virtual tour of the USS Arizona, or visit the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor. Want to see what's under the water at Pearl Harbor? Try an underwater tour

In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, and to help keep historical events alive for students, for the next 24 hours download FREE activities that commemorate the day from Educator Helper TpT storefront:







Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Tis the Season

Do you find yourself singing along to Christmas tunes this time of the year? Holiday songs are everywhere--in the stores, on the radio, and in television commercials. If you're looking for commercial free Christmas tunes, try Houston's KODA SUNNY 99.1. It'll have you humming a holiday tune in no time! 

It's easy to get caught up in all the hoopla and lose sight of the real meaning of the season. But, there's lots of holiday themed activities that encourage students to spread cheer and goodwill. It's important to include and reinforce giving and sharing when planning lessons. Another great way to help others this time of year is by volunteering. Lots of communities host holiday dinners, and servers and cleaners are needed. Also, there are toy drives that need extra elves to help sort, wrap, and deliver gifts. Encourage students to give during the holiday season! 

This holiday season help set the mood and get students talking about sharing by using themed music along with writing activities that can be given to others. A gift from the heart is one worthy of sharing.

Here's free Educator Helper holiday themed activities to make and share with others:

 FREE!!! Nostalgia Christmas Tree Ornaments
Fill your tree with homemade ornaments for a nostalgic Christmas! 44 ornaments to color, cut, and hang. Comes with ornaments that can be used with photos for lasting memories. 








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Sunday, November 27, 2016

November is Mustache Month

This month is Mustache Month! But, what does a mustache say about a man? Here's a list of what to expect from a man with a mustache:

full beard--distinguished, scholarly
goatee--outdated and in the past
scruffy--trendsetter
chin line--give me attention
thick mustache--confident
handlebar--pleasant and fun
horseshoe--rebellious

Although your students may not have mustaches yet, there's no reason you can't celebrate the holiday. Take time to make your own mustache, do an interview with a mustached man, or build a timeline of men with distinguished mustaches. 

Happy Mustache Month!

FREE Mustache Activities:





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Sunday, November 20, 2016

"Talkin' Turkey"

Gobble, gobble, gobble...that's not the "Talkin' Turkey" referenced in this week's blogpost title. So, what is "Talkin' Turkey"? It's a fun way to get students to use their writing skills over the Thanksgiving holiday break. 

Thanksgiving is a time for fun and family. I remember waking to the smells of turkey and pumpkin pie. I would peer out the window in anticipation of aunts, uncles, and cousins. As the house filled with people, the table was set and an abundant feast appeared on the table. A silence feel over the room and Thanksgiving grace was said. Then, it was time to carve the bird! 

After a great meal, elders settled in the living room to watch football while youngsters headed outdoors for an annual game of touch football. Later on, we set up the card table for friendly competitive games of Moon (dominoes) and WaHoo! As the sun set, we bundled in coats and gloves, gave handshakes, hugs, and kisses, and declared we would see each other at the next big holiday get together on December 25. But, let's not rush it...



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Sunday, November 13, 2016

"Earnin' My Feathers" Before Thanksgiving

As a teacher, encouraging your students to do good deeds happens daily! But, how can you help students acknowledge good deeds? What if there was an easy way to track students' good deeds? 

Educator Helper has what you need when it comes to helping students with good deeds! Try this fun "Earnin' My Feathers" activity to encourage students' daily good deeds in and out of the classroom:







Directions are at the bottom of the calendar handout.
Uses motor coordination skills, numbering skills, symbolization, brainstorming strategies. This activity can be used to stimulate writings about good deeds and narratives of memories of good deeds, as well as for storytelling and oral traditions lessons. Perfect for encouraging good behavior in and out of the classroom!

See more fun, active, hands-on Thanksgiving activities (coloring handouts, journal prompts, write your own book, and more...)at Educator Helper's TpT Storefront!