Snowmen, skating, skiing... it's winter! In many parts of the world, winters snow and chilly temperatures offer a teachable moment that should not be missed. But even kids in warm places love to experience winter. Included: A blizzard of activities for bringing the wonder of winter into the classroom.
Don't Waste a Minute
Dozens of mini lessons to keep kids busy -- and learning -- every minute of the day.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The life of American hero Martin Luther King, Jr., offers many teaching opportunities. This week, Education World presents cross-curricular and cross-grade lessons teachers can use to teach students about King's life and legacy. Included: More than 20 lessons, countless teaching resources.
Ten anytime activities for substitutes -- and classroom teachers too.
More Timely Lesson Ideas
Learn About the Wright Brothers
Whiteboards Stimulate Student Learning
Lesson Plan of the Day
See lesson plans posted on recent days:
Mondays Lesson of the Day
A pre- and post-reading exercise about the life of Martin Luther King. (Grades 3-8)
Tuesdays Lesson Plan of the Day
Learn about students winter preferences by creating snowperson glyphs. (Grades K-6)
Wednesdays Lesson of the Day
Use food-coloring mixtures to paint on snow. Fun winter art activity. (Grades PK-5)
Thursdays Lesson Plan of the Day
Calculate the difference between average summer and winter temperatures for 15 locations around the world. (Grades 3-12)
Fridays Lesson of the Day
Four different card games provide fraction practice and reinforcement. (Grades 3-12)
See more Lesson Plans of the Day.
Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks Math Games With Joanne and Jane
This week: Your Place or Mine? teaches decimals.
Students signatures create a larger-than-life image of M.L. King.
Learning Game of the Week
In Five-O word game, logic and reasoning prevail.
Vicki Cobbs Show-Biz Science
Watch a battle as two liquids struggle for supremacy.
Special Activities for This Week: Winter Is Here!
Winter Beach Party
Happy New Year!
Its Soooo Big!
A Snowy Quilt
Get Well Wishes Cheer Classmates (Flu Season)
From the Learning Machine
Explore the coolest resources on the Web.
From the Science Machine
Use Everest: Roof of the World to explore geology and physiology. (Grades 6-12)
From the Reading Machine
Rooting Out Words reinforces vocabulary, root words, prefixes, and suffixes. (Grades 3-8)
From the Math Machine
Time Travelin' is a fun Web site for teaching students to tell time. (Grades 2-4)
Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plans
Teacher Lesson #1
Students write a diary from an animal's perspective.
Teacher Lesson #2
Unique bulletin board challenges students' observation skills.
Teacher Lesson #3
Students practice doubling numbers in this game.
More Lesson Ideas
Bulletin Boards That Teach
Technology Lesson Plans
Early Childhood Themes
Phonics Word Search
Cosmic Resolutions -- Students set goals as they create a galaxy of New Year's resolutions.
Month of Fun: January
See some timely, fun, and educational Web resources for kids:
Hobbies and Interests Scrambled Words Activity (Grades 4-12)
Lord of the Rings Word Search
Braille Rhyming Riddles (Grades 3-8)
Penguins Jigsaw Puzzle (Grades 2-6)
Cities of the World Matching Game (Grades 6-12)
Make a Snowflake Craft (Grades 1-4)
Elvis Presley Word Mine Puzzle (Grades 4-12)
Just for This Month!
See our January Month of Fun, January Word Search, and January Coloring Calendar. PLUS! Create your own work sheets for this months holidays and special days.