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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

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

Lesson Plans

Life Cycle of Butterflies
The Sunflower
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
Class Garden
Weather Station
Winter Holidays
Let It Snow!
More Popular Seasons Lesson Plans

References

Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Types of Snow
America's Most Decorated Winter Olympic Athletes
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: What Is the Climate System?
Lowest Recorded Temperatures
Greatest Snowfalls in North America
More Seasons References

Spring Resources

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

Summer Resources

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

Autumn Resources

Fall into Rhyme
Looking for Signs of Photosynthesis
As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Autumn Veggies and Fruits
Flower and Leaf Press
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
Herbs in the Classroom
Jan Brett's Winter Books
2006 Winter Olympic Games Reading Warm-Up
Arctic Winter Games
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Art & Music Activities

Making Sand Art
May Basket
Butterfly Mobile
May Basket with Flowers
Fall Haiku
Fingerpaint Clover Field
Snowman Mobile
Colorful Creations from Construction Paper
Susie the Snowlady
Heart Butterfly
More Seasons Activities for Art & Music

Reading & Language Arts Activities

Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Summer Reading List -- Pre-K through Primary
The Summer of the Swans
Summer Reading List -- Middle
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
Types of Snow Quiz
Weather Terms
The Snow Kids
Summer Reading List -- Secondary
Fall Acrostic Poem
More Popular Seasons Reading & Language Arts Activities

Social Studies Resources

The Chinese Calendar
Winter Holidays Chart
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Lecture Notes and Facts
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
Winter Weather Across America
On the Far Side of the Mountain
Crepe Paper Flower
The Giant Easter Egg
What Are Seasons Like?
Mardi Gras or Carnival
More Seasons Social Studies Activities

Mathematics Resources

Baseball Fun
Sixth Grade Summer Math
Fifth Grade: Over the Break
Sixth Grade: Over the Break
Spider Plants
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Fourth Grade: Over the Break
More Seasons Math Activities

Science Resources

How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Summer Herbs to Identify
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Activity
How Do Seasons Affect Animal Adaptations? -- Activity 4.11
Gardening with Kids
Insects Bulletin Board
Butterfly Facts and Questions
Butterfly Garden
Bug Buffet
Butterfly Life Cycle Quiz
More Popular Seasons Science Activities

Weather Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Weather Graph
Hurricanes
Weather Symbols
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Top 10 Earth Day Printables (K-4)
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
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: World War I Began (7/28/1914) and 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!