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Showing posts with label Youtube. Show all posts
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Easter Stories, Freebies, Books, Music, and Fun Resources!

I can't believe Easter is almost here! It's not even April, and we still have tons of snow here in New Hampshire!
 
Easter Stories, Freebies, Books, Music, and Fun Resources! Easter is coming fast. Here are some ways to bring Easter into your classroom without losing any learning!

But it's ok to keep an Easter theme AFTER Easter, too. After all, they'll still be eating chocolate bunnies and jellybeans, right?

When it comes to Easter, I go straight for the classics!

Easter Stories, Freebies, Books, Music, and Fun Resources! Easter is coming fast. Here are some ways to bring Easter into your classroom without losing any learning!     Easter Stories, Freebies, Books, Music, and Fun Resources! Easter is coming fast. Here are some ways to bring Easter into your classroom without losing any learning!     

I'm not sure this one would be considered a classic yet, but in my heart, it's a classic!

Easter Stories, Freebies, Books, Music, and Fun Resources! Easter is coming fast. Here are some ways to bring Easter into your classroom without losing any learning!
                 
How about a little Easter Music?

Easter Stories, Freebies, Books, Music, and Fun Resources! Easter is coming fast. Here are some ways to bring Easter into your classroom without losing any learning!

Did you know you can get a wealth of music, often with visuals, for free on Youtube?
Here's one example of a fun Easter song, complete with lyrics on the screen! 
(Yes, it counts as reading, too!)



There's plenty more music videos for kids on Youtube: Just go to Youtube and search "Easter Music for kids."  You'll find plenty, but definitely check it first... you never know!

I recently put all my Easter resources together into a bundle. It contains 6 different resources with printables, worksheets, games, and center activities, at an awesome mark down (Almost 50%off!)
 


These are the resources bundled into this set:

Easter No Prep Printables? 


Nouns or Adjectives Easter Sorting Game 





  Check it out here:
Of course, I wouldn't let you celebrate any holiday without a couple of freebies!

This is a sample of one of the items in the Easter Bundle:
 

This freebie was designed to use plastic eggs: but can be used in a variety of ways. (See suggestions in the freebie!)

Here's another freebie: click the image for this variety of writing paper for Easter stories!

 


I also promised Easter Stories. Explore these links for previous blog posts, with popular Easter stories!




Easter Stories, Freebies, Books, Music, and Fun Resources! Easter is coming fast. Here are some ways to bring Easter into your classroom without losing any learning!

This blog post contains links to items on Amazon. These are affiliate links. If you use them, I'll make a small profit from your purchase, but it won't affect what you pay Amazon!  If you use them, THANK YOU! (It's not much, but every bit helps!)

7 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day

Looking for some ways to celebrate Columbus Day in your classroom?  

Here are a few of my favorites:


7 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day! This blog post has seven different ideas for teaching primary aged children about Christopher Columbus including books, videos, and other fun resources.


Disclaimer:  We've learned that Columbus wasn't always a great man. Feel free to have discussions about that in your classroom. These ideas and resources simply give the facts about what happened back then. This doesn't mean I approve of the way he treated people.


7 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day! This blog post has seven different ideas for teaching primary aged children about Christopher Columbus including books, videos, and other fun resources.

1. Work with Maps and Globes - Columbus Day is such a great opportunity to get the children acquainted with the globe. I think it's important that children can identify where they live on the globe. Our location is easy for the children to find. I have the children locate Cape Cod along the east coast of North America. We're not far north of that, and it's easy to locate. (I tell them to look for a flexed arm... they love to flex their own arms!) I usually use the globe to show how Columbus got from Italy to Spain, to San Salvador, and how he was actually trying to get to the East Indies, and "accidentally bumped into America". They get such a kick out of that!



2. Books -  Speaking of the Columbus story, if you haven't seen the book, Encounter by Jane Yolen, you really need to check it out!  It's the story of the arrival of Columbus from a young native's point of view. The illustrations are beautiful, and it really makes the "other side" of the story quite clear.  Explore the image to go to Amazon(affiliate link) for more information about this amazing book!




 
3.Videos - This Youtube video gives a little information about Christopher Columbus. As in all videos, please view ahead of time to make sure this is something you want to share with your students. There are many videos on this topic, many are quite harsh.


7 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day! This blog post has seven different ideas for teaching primary aged children about Christopher Columbus including books, videos, and other fun resources.


4. Illustrate the story
Illustrating is a great way for children to deepen their understanding. I wrote this summary of the basic Columbus story for my students to illustrate. Explore the image or see here: Columbus for Visualization and Illustration
 
 
7 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day! This blog post has seven different ideas for teaching primary aged children about Christopher Columbus including books, videos, and other fun resources.


5.  Common Sense Fun - Here are a couple of resources that will get the kids thinking. Explore the images to see more! Christopher Columbus: Common Sense for Active Learners: 
 
 
7 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day! This blog post has seven different ideas for teaching primary aged children about Christopher Columbus including books, videos, and other fun resources.

 
These are electronic task cards from BOOM Learning! The kids are going to love these! Christopher Columbus Common Sense Thinking BOOM Cards
 
7 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day! This blog post has seven different ideas for teaching primary aged children about Christopher Columbus including books, videos, and other fun resources.


6.  Guided imagery - I like to do lots of guided imagery activities with my students. I'll tell the story, while the students go through the movements. I tell about the men saying goodbye to their families and getting on the ships, the long ride on the ship (including the bland food, storms at sea, and lack of clean water) finally sighting land, and getting off the ship, thinking they were in India. The kids love this, and brain research shows involving movement and gestures helps the memory!


7.  One more idea - Looking for one more way to celebrate Columbus Day? Take the day off! (And perhaps pay some homage to the Indigenous People on that day!)
 
7 Ways to Celebrate Columbus Day! This blog post has seven different ideas for teaching primary aged children about Christopher Columbus including books, videos, and other fun resources.

 


 
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