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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

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Basic First Aid
Fire Readiness and Safety
First-Aid Treatments
Survival Kits
Morse Code
More Popular Safety Printables

Printables for Grades 6-12

Feeling Words Chart
My Side of the Mountain
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
Student Fight Sheet
Latitude and Longitude
Exploring Cultural Points of View
The Fire Drill
More Popular Safety Printables

Lesson Plans

Conflict Resolution Activities
Acting Out Conflict
Many Ways to Resolve Conflict
Talk It Out Together
Practicing Problem Solving
Exploring the Nature of Conflict
Smoking Lesson - Grades 2 and 3
More Safety Lesson Plans

Water Safety

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

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
Filtering Software
Limiting Children to Appropriate Content on the Web
Netiquette -- Internet Etiquette

First Aid Resources

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

School Safety Resources

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

Language Arts Activities

Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Resolution Vocabulary
Resolving Conflicts
Tsunami! Discussion Guide
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Reading Warm-Up
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill Fire-Safety Activities
More Language Arts Activities

Literature Activities

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

Art & Safety Connected

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

Health & Wellness Activities

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

Natural Disaster Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Build Your Own Volcano
Volcanoes and Earthquakes Quiz
Extreme Weather Quiz
Cyclones Throughout History
Storm Trackers
Intervention Strategies for Disaster
More Natural Disasters – Teacher Resources


Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Icebreakers, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

Special Offers for Teachers Newsletter
Do you receive our Special Offers for Teachers newsletter? Each month, we send out FREE resources to all of our subscribers. Our next issue (August 12) features a collection of our best Back-to-School materials—that's right, sign up now and get them for free!

Discounts for Teachers
Start the new school year with cash in your pocket! We have some great ways to save money on the supplies that keep your classroom running: Money-Saving Tips for Teachers and Free & Cheap Rewards for Students. Plus, check out our Discounts for Teachers so you can save on office supplies, clothing, books, crafts and fabric, travel, and more!

August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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