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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
Sixth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Third Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
Fourth Grade Summer Learning Guide: Get Ready for Back-to-School
More Popular Seasons Printables

Lesson Plans

Life Cycle of Butterflies
The Sunflower
Fall Haiku
Class Garden
Flower and Leaf Press
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
Making Sand Art
More Popular Seasons Lesson Plans

References

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Weather Terms
Winter Weather Across America
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
The Winter Solstice
The Chinese Calendar
More Seasons References

Spring Resources

Describe the Rainy Day
Structure of a Typical Flower
Tissue Flower Craft
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Seasons Printable Book (K-6)
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Summer Resources

Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
Summer Reading (Grades 6-8)
Summer Reading (Grades 3-5)
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Events of the Summer Olympic Games
Summer Reading List for Teachers – Fiction
More Summer Resources for Teachers

Autumn Resources

Seasons Printables Slideshow
As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
Weather Station
Understanding Chlorophyll
Autumn Leaf Art Projects
The Harvest Moon and the Equinox
More Autumn Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Groundhog Day Videos & Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Glacial Pressure
Explaining the Winter Solstice
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Art & Music Activities

Summer Photography
Making a Pocket Sundial
Tissue Garden
Crepe Paper Flower
The Giant Easter Egg
Weather Tales
A Teacher's Guide to Books Written by Nancy Carlson
Creating a Shell Cast or Mold
Let It Snow!
Snowman Mobile
More Seasons Activities for Art & Music

Reading & Language Arts Activities

My Summer Reading Chart
Summer Reading List -- Middle
Summer Reading List -- Secondary
The Summer of the Swans
Science Reading Warm-Up: Mammals
The Works of Eric Carle: Quiz & Answer Key
Fact or Opinion
The Snow Kids
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Fall Similes
More Popular Seasons Reading & Language Arts Activities

Social Studies Resources

Favorite Labor Day Activities Slideshow, Grades K-8
Winter Holidays
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
On the Far Side of the Mountain
The Rabbit
Mardi Gras or Carnival
Snowflake Ornament
A Winter Tree
Studying and Measuring Spring Weather
Pancake Day Recipe Activity
More Seasons Social Studies Activities

Mathematics Resources

Baseball Fun
Fifth Grade Summer Math
First Grade Summer Math
Second Grade Summer Math
Fourth Grade Summer Math
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Third Grade Summer Math
More Seasons Math Activities

Science Resources

Summer Herbs to Identify
Shifting Sun Part II
Frog Life Cycle Booklet
Gardening with Kids
Butterfly Facts and Questions
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Insects Bulletin Board
Hot and Cold
Spring Crossword Puzzle II
How Do Seasons Affect Animal Adaptations? -- Activity 4.11
More Popular Seasons Science Activities

Weather Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Weather Graph
Gallery of DK Digital Books for Earth Science
Hurricanes
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Weather Symbols
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
More Weather Resources for Teachers

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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!