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School Safety Resources for Teachers

Promote a healthy learning environment year round with educational lessons and printables on school safety. School Safety Month in October is a great time to talk to your students about conflict resolution, empathy, and communication. You will also find classroom management resources for safety rules and community-building activities to bring your students together.

School Safety Printables

Feeling Words Chart
The Golden Rule
Bus Safety
Exploring Cultural Points of View
The Fire Drill
Safety Activities Printable Book (Grades K-4)
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill Fire-Safety Activities
It Could Happen to You
Garrett A. Morgan Invents Traffic Light
Sorting Out Feelings
School Safety Connect-the-Dots
Police Officer Hat
Investigate Activity: Conducting a Safety Survey
Dealing with Emergency Communications
Nurse/EMT Hat
More School Safety Printables

Conflict Resolution 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
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
What About Fighting?
Identify the Resolution
Brainstorming for Consensus
More Conflict Resolution Lessons

School Safety References

Resolution Vocabulary
Time Line of Events: September 11-18, 2001

Health & Wellness Resources

Disasters – Natural and Unnatural
Death and the Grief Reaction Process
Impact of Disaster on Students with Exceptionalities
Relationship Between Crisis and Special Education
Impact of Disruption on Students with Exceptionalities
Impact of Death on Students with Exceptionalities
Back to School Time: Pencils, Books, and the Flu
Meet the "Faces" of Influenza
What You Can Do to Help Prevent the Flu
Crisis Intervention Information Centers

Classroom Management Resources

Five Styles of Handling Children's Conflicts
Responding to Conflict Amongst Young Children
Tape Recorder Fight Role Play
Intervention Strategies for Disruptions
Cyberbullying: The Downside of New Media Technology
Survey About Conflict and Me
Bully-Proof Your Classroom
Crisis Intervention Plan for an Intruder
Emergency Interruption List
Animals in the Classroom
Talk It Out Together Chart

Activities for Language Arts

The Gorp Reading Activities
The Gorp's Gift Questions
Concerned Mayor
Be a Peacemaker
Put Gorp's Story in Order
Gun Safety—What Would You Do?
The Gorp's Gift Activities
Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! Discussion Guide
Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
Listening to Another Point of View

Related Safety Resources

Fire Safety & Prevention Slideshow
Safety Resources for Teachers
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources
The Gorp's Gift: Gun Safety Resources for Teachers
Dealing with Germs in the Classroom

Highlights

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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