Elementary Classroom Survival Tips

Teaching calling on students  These survival tips will assist elementary teachers in reading, math, social studies, science, health, and more! Get prepared for your first day of teaching and successfully manage your classroom all year long with these resources. You'll also find advice for parents on ways they can help their child succeed in the classroom. Look below to find great tips for any subject! These resources are appropriate for teachers of kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, or fourth grade.

Survival Tips for Teachers

Survival Tips for Parents (Grades K-4)

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Summer
Summer is here! While most of your students will be on break from school for a few months, you can still engage their minds this summer. Try our summer reading suggestions, math and science worksheets, and cross-curricular resource packets to prepare kids for what the next school year will bring!

June Calendar of Events
June is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Eric Carle's Birthday (June 25, 1929) and Paul Bunyan Day (June 28). Plus, celebrate Dairy Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, Inventors Month, and LGBT Pride Month all June 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: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Coding & Computer Science
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, and Hour of Code resources make a great introduction to the computer science skills all students will benefit from.