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Seasons – Teacher Resources

Teach about the phenomenon of the seasons by using lessons, activities, and printables which encourage participation and exploration. Included are summer reading lists for all grade levels, literature guides associated with the seasons, daily warm-ups, Spanish vocabulary practice, quizzes and worksheets, crossword puzzles, creative writing exercises, and much more!

Educational Videos

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Fourth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Describe the Rainy Day
More Popular Seasons Printables

Lesson Plans

The Sunflower
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Class Garden
Fall Haiku
Let It Snow!
Weather Station
Build Your Own Stonehenge
More Popular Seasons Lesson Plans


Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Types of Snow
America's Most Decorated Winter Olympic Athletes
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
Quotations from Winter Poems
The Vernal Equinox
More Seasons References

Spring Resources

Tissue Flower Craft
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Structure of a Typical Flower
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Ladybug Pattern
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Summer Resources

Summer Fun Worksheets
Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Third Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
More Summer Resources for Teachers

Autumn Resources

As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Flower and Leaf Press
Synonym and Antonym Acorns
Leaf Rubbings and Printing
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
Fall Similes
Fall Acrostic Poem
More Autumn Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Winter Math & Art Bulletin Board
Winter Geometry Bulletin Board
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Art & Music Activities

May Basket
Making Sand Art
Snowman Mobile
Heart Butterfly
The Giant Easter Egg
Through the Seasons Art Activity
Fingerpaint Clover Field
Crepe Paper Flower
Colorful Creations from Construction Paper
Susie the Snowlady
More Seasons Activities for Art & Music

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Summer Reading List -- Pre-K through Primary
Summer Reading List -- Middle
Writing Diamantes
Summer Reading List -- Secondary
Summer of My German Soldier
Summer Reading List -- Intermediate
On the Far Side of the Mountain
Weather Terms
The Snow Kids
More Popular Seasons Reading & Language Arts Activities

Social Studies Resources

Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Lecture Notes and Facts
Winter Holidays
Winter Holidays Chart
The Summer of the Swans
The Chinese Calendar
Winter Weather Across America
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
The Rabbit
Dress for the Season
More Seasons Social Studies Activities

Mathematics Resources

Baseball Fun
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
Fifth Grade: Over the Break
Fifth Grade Summer Math
Fourth Grade Summer Math
Spider Plants
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
More Seasons Math Activities

Science Resources

Climate Activities
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Summer Herbs to Identify
Gardening with Kids
How Do Seasons Affect Animal Adaptations? -- Activity 4.11
A Weather Calendar
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Activity
Insects Bulletin Board
Squeaky the Squirrel
How Do Animals Adapt to the Change of Seasons?
More Popular Seasons Science Activities

Weather Resources

Weather Graph
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Weather Symbols
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Weather Forecast Bulletin Board
Hurricane Katrina Reading Warm-Up
More Weather Resources for Teachers


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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