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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
Exploring Cultural Points of View
The Fire Drill
Bus Safety
Safety Activities Printable Book (Grades K-4)
Sorting Out Feelings
It Could Happen to You
School Safety Connect-the-Dots
Miss Mingo and the Fire Drill Fire-Safety Activities
Police Officer Hat
Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray
Talk It Out Together Chart
Adam Canfield, Watch Your Back! Discussion Guide
Emergency Response: All About Ringing 000
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?
Brainstorming for Consensus
Identify the Resolution
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
Crisis Intervention Information Centers
Back to School Time: Pencils, Books, and the Flu
Meet the "Faces" of Influenza
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
What You Can Do to Help Prevent the Flu

Classroom Management Resources

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

Activities for Language Arts

The Gorp's Gift Activities
The Gorp Reading Activities
Gun Safety—What Would You Do?
The Gorp's Gift Questions
Concerned Mayor
Be a Peacemaker
Put Gorp's Story in Order
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

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It's (Thursday) November 26, this year. Use videos, lessons, and worksheets to teach the history and cultural significance of the holiday. Then, enjoy our crafts to celebrate and decorate!

December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.