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Monday, April 30, 2012

May Brings Thoughts of College

The countdown for the end of school is on! "How many more Mondays?" can be heard in the hallways. As graduation looms for some older students, they are thinking about their futures. If you have students who are preparing for college entrance exams, choosing majors (Free PowerPoint with Activities), or looking for the perfect college, then try the below activites:




  







Sunday, April 1, 2012

Springing into Spring



Spring: Time for renewal and rejuvenation! Flowers are blooming, and students' daydream about outdoor fun and afterschool activities. Long days and warm sunshine entices students to put down their books and enjoy spring days. 

Here are some educational and fun lesson plans to take learning outdoors:    

Sidewalk Character Sketches:
Head outdoors so students can create chalk outlines of novel characters. Fill shapes with supporting quotes from texts then see if classmates can figure out characters' identities.





Pick a nice day and try an outdoor descriptive writing assignment:



How about a prepositional walk around your school's campus?





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