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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

Printables

Summer Crossword Puzzle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
First Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Structure of a Typical Flower
Describe the Rainy Day
Sixth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
More Popular Seasons Printables

Lesson Plans

Life Cycle of Butterflies
The Sunflower
Class Garden
Fall Haiku
Flower and Leaf Press
Spider Plants
Making Sand Art
More Popular Seasons Lesson Plans

References

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
The Winter Solstice
The Great White Hurricane
Greatest Snowfalls in North America
Seasons
More Seasons References

Spring Resources

Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Tissue Flower Craft
Seasons Printables Slideshow
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
Butterfly Facts and Questions
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Summer Resources

Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Fourth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
More Summer Resources for Teachers

Autumn Resources

Seasons Printable Book (K-6)
As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
The Harvest Moon and the Equinox
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Understanding Chlorophyll
Weather Station
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
More Autumn Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Science Reading Warm-Up: Mammals
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Explaining the Winter Solstice
Winter Holidays
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Art & Music Activities

Summer Photography
Creating a Shell Cast or Mold
Tissue Garden
Crepe Paper Flower
The Giant Easter Egg
Making a Pocket Sundial
Let It Snow!
Snowman Mobile
Heart Butterfly
Fingerpaint Clover Field
More Seasons Activities for Art & Music

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Summer Reading List -- Middle
My Summer Reading Chart
Fact or Opinion
Summer Reading List -- Secondary
Science Reading Warm-Up: Leaves & Seasons
The Works of Eric Carle: Quiz & Answer Key
The Summer of the Swans
Summer Reading List -- Pre-K through Primary
Summer of My German Soldier
Winter Solstice Activities
More Popular Seasons Reading & Language Arts Activities

Social Studies Resources

Savvy September Sentences
Winter Holidays Chart
The Chinese Calendar
Winter Weather Across America
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Welcome Spring
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Lecture Notes and Facts
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Fact Sheet
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
Winter Holiday Bookmarks
More Seasons Social Studies Activities

Mathematics Resources

Baseball Fun
First Grade Summer Math
Fourth Grade Summer Math
Fifth Grade Summer Math
Second Grade Summer Math
Kindergarten Summer Math
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
More Seasons Math Activities

Science Resources

Summer Herbs to Identify
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
The Summer Sky: Looking for Lyra
Gardening with Kids
Butterfly Life Cycle Quiz
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
How Do Seasons Affect Animal Adaptations? -- Activity 4.11
Insects Bulletin Board
Hot and Cold
Frog Life Cycle Booklet
More Popular Seasons Science Activities

Weather Resources

Weather Graph
Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Hurricanes
Weather Symbols
Extreme Weather
Ocean Currents
More Weather Resources for Teachers

Highlights

Teaching Racism & Discrimination in America
The issues of racism, prejudice, and discrimination have plagued the United States since it was founded, and racially motivated killings still occur with frequency today. Help your students understand the historical contexts of racism—with references on slavery, immigration, and the civil rights movement—to frame your conversation on modern instances of prejudice.

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.

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.

July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Videos
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: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!

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