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Students in autumn

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

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Activity
Spring Theme Bulletin Board
Climate Activities
As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
More Popular Seasons Printables

Lesson Plans

Life Cycle of Butterflies
Class Garden
Let It Snow!
Fall Haiku
The Sunflower
Winter Holidays
Weather Station
More Popular Seasons Lesson Plans

References

Types of Snow
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
The Chinese Calendar
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
Lowest Recorded Temperatures
More Seasons References

Spring Resources

Structure of a Typical Flower
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Mardi Gras or Carnival
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
Describe the Rainy Day
Pancake Day Recipe Activity
Butterfly Facts and Questions
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Summer Resources

Summer Herbs to Identify
Top 10 Olympic Controversies
The Summer of the Swans
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Seasons Printables Slideshow
Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Summer Fun Worksheets
More Summer Resources for Teachers

Autumn Resources

Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
Fall Similes
Synonym and Antonym Acorns
The Stranger Teacher's Guide
Fall into Rhyme
Colorful Creations from Construction Paper
Different Leaves: Unscramble Me!
More Autumn Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Snowflakes Poem
Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Favorite Winter Activities Slideshow (Grades K-5)
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Art & Music Activities

"Signs of Spring"
Heart Butterfly
Fingerpaint Clover Field
Weather Tales
Tissue Flower Craft
Making Sand Art
Flower and Leaf Press
Making a Pocket Sundial
Animal Tracking Song
Sponge Flowers
More Seasons Activities for Art & Music

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Fact or Opinion
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Summer of My German Soldier
Types of Snow Quiz
On the Far Side of the Mountain
Bear Wants More Event Kit
Key Term Review: The Motions of Earth, the Sun & the Moon
Weather Terms
Fall Acrostic Poem
Reason for the Seasons -- Reading 12
More Popular Seasons Reading & Language Arts Activities

Social Studies Resources

Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Lecture Notes and Facts
Welcome Spring
Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Introduction to the Climatic Seasons
Special November Days
Winter Holidays Chart
Winter Weather Across America
Savvy September Sentences
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
What Are Seasons Like?
More Seasons Social Studies Activities

Mathematics Resources

Daylight Saving Time
Baseball Fun
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
What Are Solstices and Equinoxes?
A Growing Snowflake
Class Vote for Favorite Season
More Seasons Math Activities

Science Resources

How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
How Do Seasons Affect Animal Adaptations? -- Activity 4.11
Spring Crossword Puzzle I
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
Butterfly Life Cycle Quiz
A Weather Calendar
Frog Life Cycle Booklet
Gardening with Kids
What Causes Seasons?
Glacial Pressure
More Popular Seasons Science Activities

Weather Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Weather Graph
Weather Forecasting
In All Kinds of Weather
Weather Symbols
Hurricanes
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
More Weather Resources for Teachers
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Highlights

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, as found on Funbrain.com, 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 stores.