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Archive for the ‘Holidays/Seasonal’ category

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 […]

Creating New Holiday Favorites

November 20th, 2011

This week, let’s revisit some wonderful “real class” examples from abcteach staff. As you venture further into the holiday season, try a few (or all) of these in your class. And don’t forget to share the fun! These are great activities for engaging other classroom helpers, parents, grandparents, siblings off from college, etc., who want […]

March: Time to Celebrate!

March 3rd, 2011

Happy March, everyone! I am happy to report that we are slowly but steadily on our way to Spring. Having gone through one of the snowiest months on record, I’m joining a city-full of eager Chicagoans awaiting the blissful moments that come with the (hopefully) post 32 degree temps. Along with the weather changing, March […]

Is your heart strong? February is Healthy Heart Month! The month may be short and the center of attention on sweets, but our focus should be on what keeps us going: our heart! The following are some wonderful heart-conscious events: • Most school age children will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart in theirs schools. […]

‘Tis the Season

December 4th, 2010

With all the excitement of holiday festivities, it’s a busy, but energetic time for teachers, parents, and students of all ages. abcteach keeps the spirits bright with materials that celebrate our upcoming winter season, month of December, and all the special holidays. Check out our homepage features box where we highlight holiday book units, ASL materials, and abctools word searches. There are […]

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