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Safety Resources for Teachers

National Safety Month (June) provides the perfect opportunity to teach your students how to stay safe at school, outdoors, and on the Internet. Browse the extensive collection of safety lesson plans, printables, and resources for great teaching ideas year round. You'll find resources on conflict resolution, natural disasters, and emergency preparedness, as well as activities for health and wellness, language arts, and more!

Printables for Grades K-5

Basic First Aid
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
First-Aid Treatments
Resolving Conflicts
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
More Popular Safety Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Feeling Words Chart
My Side of the Mountain
Morse Code
Latitude and Longitude
The Fire Drill
Beach Safety Lessons & Activity Packet
More Popular Safety Printables

Lesson Plans

Conflict Resolution Activities
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Acting Out Conflict
Practicing Problem Solving
Smoking Lesson - Grades 2 and 3
Talk It Out Together
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
More Safety Lesson Plans

Water Safety

Sidney Won't Swim Party Kit
Safer 3 Water Safety Story & Coloring Book
Safer Water, Safer Kids, Safer Response Activity Sheet & Certificate
Josh the Otter Water Safety Awareness Project
Safer 3 Early Education Drowning Prevention Program
Josh the Baby Otter Read-Aloud Video
Safer 3 Water Safety Adventure Activity Book

Food Safety

Kitchen Safety
Activity: Bacteria and Food Poisoning
Drying Food
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness

Internet Safety

Dealing with Technology in the Classroom
Sample Acceptable Use Policy
Netiquette -- Internet Etiquette
Filtering Software
Limiting Children to Appropriate Content on the Web

First Aid Resources

Survival Kits
Emergency Response
What Happens When the Body Overheats?
What Is Heart Disease?
Science Reading Warm-Up: The Heimlich Maneuver
Quick: Get Me a Bandage! Creative Writing Activity
Explore Activity: Hidden Tools
How Is Technology Used to Treat Cardiovascular Disease?
Disease-Carrying Animals

School Safety Resources

Bus Safety
Bully-Proof Your Classroom
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Fight Bullying With Books!: A Guide for Teachers, Librarians, Parents and Caregivers
Monitoring Students on the Playground
Supervising the Playground
Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! Discussion Guide
Playground Supervision Sheet
Laws Against School Bullying
More School Safety Resources for Teachers

Language Arts Activities

Feeling Words Chart
Resolution Vocabulary
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Thirteen Reasons Why Discussion Guide
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill Fire-Safety Activities
The Rights of Bike Riders
Sorting Out Feelings
More Language Arts Activities

Literature Activities

The Rights of Bike Riders
Lost on a Mountain in Maine
The Luckiest Girl in the World Literature Guide
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
Because I Am Furniture Discussion Guide
Quick: Get Me a Bandage! Creative Writing Activity
Peanut's Emergency Coloring Page
Mercy Watson to the Rescue & Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride Activity Kit
The Mercy Watson Books Teachers' Guide
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Hurricane Song Discussion Guide
The Rights of Bike Riders - Rubric
Stand Tall: Teacher Guide
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride & Mercy Watson Fights Crime Teacher's Guide
Ice Dogs Common Core Discussion Questions & Activities

Art & Safety Connected

Firefighter's Hat
Police Officer Hat
Road Signs
School Safety Connect-the-Dots
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Join the Firefighters!
Nurse/EMT Hat
Bus Stop
SOS Day Writing Activity

Health & Wellness Activities

Fire Maze
Accident Prevention
Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Famous Survivors
Death and the Grief Reaction Process
Some Safety Signals
Allergy Alert
Relationship Between Crisis and Special Education
Impact of Disruption on Students with Exceptionalities
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Impact of Disaster on Students with Exceptionalities
Myths & Facts About Influenza
Influenza Vaccination Recommendations
Crisis Intervention Information Centers

Natural Disaster Resources

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Plate Tectonics Test
Weather Terms
Intervention Strategies for Disaster
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources

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Summer is almost over! Whether you still have several weeks until the first day of school, or just a couple, you can still focus on engaging students' minds while they're on vacation. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring!

August Calendar of Events
August is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Ice Cream Sandwich Day (8/2), Pres. Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), 2016 Summer Olympics (8/5-8/21), Friendship Day (8/7), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), Activist Lucy Stone's Birthday (8/13/1818), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month, Family Fun Month, Kids' Vision and Learning Month, Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

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