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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, so it's time to celebrate educators! Some districts host breakfasts, give out gift bags, and set up massages on off periods while parents organize afternoon teas, put together luncheons, and hit up merchants to donate free items to give away. Yes, some districts go all out to ensure their teachers are greatly appreciated. But, what if your school overlooks Teacher Appreciation Week? If this happens in your district, get students involved in celebrating the week of appreciation. 

Students can help by making Teacher Appreciation Cards for their teachers. This is a great way for students to increase their emotional intelligence and writing skills. It helps them reflect on teachers' dedication and loyalty to make sure all students learn and succeed. 

Make this week special--celebrate teachers and make them feel appreciated by printing and completing the Teacher Appreciation Cards below:

For the full set of cards, click here or click here to visit my TpT Storefront!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Choosing a Career for Administrative Day

Finishing the month of April holidays, April 26 is Administrative Day, or what used be known as Secretary Day, followed on April 27 with Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Both holidays highlight careers and occupations and give educators opportunities to open up discussions about students' futures and the roles of education in their lives. 

How can you engage students in activities for these holidays? With the following FREE resource:

For younger students, try Career Day coloring sheets that jumpstart career discussions:

Click the above links to download the full resources for Administrative Day and Take Your Daughter to Work Day. Keep communication open and dialogue flowing to make these days memorable and fun for your students!

Happy April holidays!
Beth, Educator Helper

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Celebrating Earth Day

It's time to celebrate Mother Earth! April 22 is Earth Day, so how can you help students be more aware of taking care of our planet? 

Start with a history of Earth day by visiting Another great website is Earth Day EPA at Both websites offer students opportunities to learn more about how Earth Day began and how to join campaigns for saving our planet. One great activity is to have students bring a plain white t-shirt then design their own Earth Day logos using fabric paints or markers. Be sure to wear and display Earth Day shirts proudly! 

Another way to celebrate Earth Day is with these fun handouts from Educator Helper TpT Storefront:

Make an Earth Day Timeline:

Get discussions started with Earth Day Debates:

Make an Earth Day poetry book:

For early learners, try Earth Day coloring sheets:

Helping students celebrate Earth Day should be fun, so let Educator Helper do the work for you!

Happy Earth Day!
Beth, Educator Helper         

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cosmonautics Day is April 12

Courtesy of STAR 
It's a national holiday--in Russia. The United States will forever hold a national grudge that another country beat us into space. On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, was launched into space and spent nearly two hours circling Earth. Never fear, though, because soon after the U.S. took the lead in the space race!

Since 1961, many advances have been made in the race to space and in space programs. For an overview of the U.S. space program, visit NASA then head over to the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum for a virtual tour. Want to explore some of NASA's myths about its space program? Read the article that debunks ten myths about the U.S space program.

Celebrate Cosmonautics Day by studying and writing about space history with:

There's so much to learn about the U.S. Space Program; click here to get the full comic book and activities about the Columbia Shuttle Disaster.

Even though Cosmonautics Day is not celebrated in the United States, it's a great time to learn about the U.S. Space Program!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Holidays and Easter Bunnies

What a glorious time of the year! Spring is here, and it ushers in an abundance of holidays:

1 April Fool's Day; International Tattoo Day
7 National Walk to Work Day
9 Palm Sunday
10 Passover
14 Good Friday
15 IRS
16 Easter
17 Patriot's Day
22 Earth Day
26 Administrative Professionals Day/Secretaries Day
27 Take Your Daughter to Work Day
28 Arbor Day

If you're in need of some Easter holiday goodies, then you've landed at the right blog! It's time to get ready for some Spring fun with these FREE April writing resources:

Click here to get your FREE 15 bunny tales and coloring images!