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Archive for the ‘Holidays/Seasonal’ category

Winter Learning Activities

January 30th, 2013

Although winter’s bitter presence has only reared it’s head a few times this year, our cold weather season isn’t leaving anytime soon. For those of us in the north, that means dark days, multiple layers, and oftentimes, more hours spent inside. (Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow!) To help [...]

The month of December is a celebratory time for many cultures and denominations around the world. It’s a time of history, religion, family, friends, and tradition. Our December lesson planning blog features general holiday-themed ideas, along with activities that shine on multi-culturalism. The Festival of Lights segment comes from veteran teacher and abcteach staffer, Nancy [...]

            With Thanksgiving over and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Las Posadas, and more just around the corner, we are definitely in the throes of the holiday season. As you’re stocking your lessons with seasonal plans, don’t miss out on the great items and curriculum extras to outfit your class. Here is [...]

Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

November 11th, 2012

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, pairing holiday-themed activities with lesson planning is an easy way to keep students engaged and feeling festive. The following samples are multi-subject classroom activities, along with supporting abcteach materials, to help you get this accomplished in no time.   Math • Holiday cooking – During your Thanksgiving parties, use recipes [...]

Fall, fall, glorious fall. If it’s not obvious, I can’t deny that our present season is a personal favorite. The smell in the air, leaves changing, cool autumn nights… just writing it makes me smile. And let us not forget the cider mill donuts (and football!) on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Autumn also offers plenty [...]

Did you know that as members and visitors of abcteach, you’re part of an international community of educators? Pretty cool, isn’t it? Your abcteach colleagues come from around the globe, and bring an amazing mix of tips, traditions, and experiences to share with your class. With this in mind, abcteach is proud to announce the [...]

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. By now, your classroom is undoubtedly adorned in pinks and reds, with hearts on your worksheets and hand-made crafts on the wall. There’s a party planned for next Tuesday, and the whole class is invited. The question is, will every child (or his or her parent) be prepared [...]

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2011

To all of our educators near and far… as you bring in the new year, we wish you continued success in all of your endeavors. We thank you again for being a part of the abcteach community. ~The abcteach team

Happy Holidays!

December 25th, 2011

Wishing all of our educators a very Merry Christmas. May the holiday be a safe, happy time for you, your family and friends. ~The abcteach team

Music: Making Seasons Bright

December 19th, 2011

Music makes the world go round. And when it comes to the holidays, both traditional and contemporary music add to the magic of the season. Whether you’re in the car, shopping around or feeling merry with family and friends, there’s nothing like a collection of classics to put you in the mood. If you haven’t [...]

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