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Halloween Classroom Activities

October 4th, 2016

Halloween is right around the corner, and it is time to get the season started early. With the cool crisp air, falling leaves, and trips to the pumpkin patch happening this month, we wanted to share some awesome Halloween-themed activities for the classroom or at home.   Halloween Games These worksheets are easy to download […]

Earth Day, Every Day!

April 19th, 2016

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. We should celebrate Earth Day everyday! How are you going to incorporate Earth Day into the classroom? Well, look no further…we have some great activities to get started. We want to focus on the importance of protecting the environment, as well as ways to prevent more […]

Every year in January we celebrate MLK Jr.’s dream. It is just as important today, as it was then; which is why we want to celebrate by creating a hands-on mobile for the classroom. This will get your students thinking about future goals and dreams that they can share with their peers. This is what […]

Happy New Year from abcteach!

January 4th, 2016

  The holiday season has passed and 2016 has arrived.  For teachers, homeschools, and parents it is time to get organized and look forward to another great year of educating your children.  There is an increasing amount of information being thrown at our students and us today.  With the overuse and abundance of social media […]

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 […]

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