The Homework Dilemma
Is homework a problem for you, your students, or their families? Our archive of homework tips offers ideas youve never considered. Turn homework from a dilemma to a delight with these tips and special programs.
Looking to beef up your spelling program this year? Youve come to the right place!
100+ icebreaker activities for getting to know your students.
Ten activities involve students in setting rules.
Be sure to check out our Back-to-School Archive for more activities and tips for the first days of school.
Activities designed to help your students understand this powerful force of nature.
Lesson Plan of the Day
See lesson plans posted on recent days:
Crack the code President Jefferson used to communicate with Lewis & Clark. (Grades 3-12)
Write a sequel to the classic story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." (Grades 3-8)
Celebrate Grandparents Day (Sept. 12). Students compare their "typical day" to a grandparent's childhood. (Grades K-8)
Write headlines that express the main ideas of news stories. (Grades K-12)
Discover the foreign-language roots of English words. (Grades 6-12)
See more Lesson Plans of the Day.
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math Games With Joanne and Jane
This week: Multiplication Dice Toss.
Learning Game of the Week
Find It Fast! is a fast-paced review game for any subject.
Students discover common interests and unique abilities.
Vicki Cobbs Show-Biz Science
A "sweet" experiment teaches about heat.
Special Activities for Back to School and More
My Name Is
My Name Is #2
Finding Apples (Following Directions)
From the Learning Machine
Explore the coolest resources on the Web.
From the Reading Machine
ABC-yas Alphabet Letter Match reinforces upper
and lowercase letters. (Grades PreK-1)
From the Math Machine
Addition Concentration is a fun Web site for teaching addition. (Grades 2-6)
From the Science Machine
Use Geyser Surpriser to explore the topics of earth science and geology. (Grades 1-6)
Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plans
Teacher Lesson #1
Match classmates' name cards, pictures.
Teacher Lesson #2
Review spelling-word lists with this game.
Teacher Lesson #3
Reinforce math skills with Jump Rope Math.
Teacher Lesson #4
Students take photos on a digital scavenger hunt.
More Lesson Ideas
Book Report Makeover
Backpack-tivities (Homework Activities)
Technology Lesson Plans
Bulletin Boards That Teach
Classroom Monopoly -- This bulletin board rewards positive behaviors all year long.
Month of Fun: August
See some timely, fun, and educational Web resources for kids:
Bus Connect the Dots Game (Grades PreK-K)
In the Pink Mystery Photos Game (Grades 3-5)
Travel Word Scramble (Grades 3-5)
Banana Split Jigsaw Puzzle (Grades 3-12)
Women Get the Vote Editing Activity (Grades 3-8)
President Lyndon Johnson Quiz (Grades 6-12)
Have a Dream Speech Matching Game (Grades 6-12)
Just for This Month!
See our August Month of Fun, August Word Search, and August Coloring Calendar. PLUS! Create your own work sheets for this months holidays and special days.