Seasonal on Corkboard Connections

Totality Awesome Solar Eclipse: Are you ready?

Are you ready for the upcoming solar eclipse? If not, take a few minutes now to learn about this “totality” awesome event  

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February Fun – Free Lessons You’ll Love!

February is packed with fun holidays, making it a great time to integrate seasonal activities into your lessons. This year we celebrate  

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Chinese New Year: Free Teaching Resources

Celebrating the Chinese New Year is a terrific way to introduce kids to the concept of holidays around the world. Your students may not realize that people in other countries often celebrate completely different holidays, or  

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New Year’s Resolutions That Will Keep the Joy in Teaching


Are you making any New Year’s Resolutions? If you’re like most people, you’ve identified at least a few goals to accomplish this year, and I’m guessing that improving your physical fitness and health is  

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The Great Chicago Fire: Free Upper Elementary Resources

“Late one night, when we were all in bed,
Old Mother Leary left a lantern in the shed,
And when the cow kicked it over,
she winked her eye and said,
‘There’ll be a HOT time
on the old town tonight.’
FIRE,  

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6 Reasons to Teach Poetry in the Fall

When do you start teaching poetry in your classroom? If you wait until April because it’s National Poetry Month, consider introducing poetry  

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Investigating How to Make Icy Roads Safer

Hands-on Investigation and Research Ideas

If you’ve ever driven on icy roads, you’ll know just how treacherous they can be. How do road  

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Earth Rounds: What Fraction of the Earth Can Support Life?

Sometimes kids think Earth has unlimited resources and they don’t realize that only a small part of our planet is habitable. Edible Earth Rounds is a tasty activity you can use to demonstrate this concept, and it’s a great way to sneak  

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Sweet Statistics: Jelly Bean Data Analysis

Sometimes kids think Earth has unlimited resources and they don’t realize that only a small part of our planet is habitable. Edible Earth Rounds is a tasty activity you can use to demonstrate this concept, and it’s a great way to sneak  

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February Fun – Free Lessons You’ll Love!


February is packed with fun holidays, making it a great time to integrate seasonal activities into your lessons. This year we celebrate the Chinese New Year,  

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Give the Gift of TpT and Make it Festive!

Free TpT Holiday Gift Certificates

What’s the very best gift you could give a teacher? That one’s easy! A gift certificate to

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How to Create a Class Handbook that Rocks!

The Teacher’s Back to School Survival Guide

I’m excited to be joining some of my favorite upper elementary teacher bloggers  

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