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Presidents’ Day Activities

This Presidents’ Day, celebrate the lives of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, their contributions to the United States, and the lives and contributions of all our 45 presidents.

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Ten Free Things for Valentine’s Day

Make February 14 a special day with these classroom resources.

  1. Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages & Bingo Sheets
    Valentine-themed cards, coloring pages, and 10 different Bingo games! (Grades K-3)
  2. Free printable Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages
    Add a little color to Valentine’s Day with our free coloring pages—for kids and adults!
    (Grades K-3)
  3. Heart Bookmark
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Black History Month Lessons & Resources

To help you integrate Black History Month into your classroom, below is a selection of lesson plans that cover a variety subjects and that can be adapted to fit multiple grade levels.

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Celebrating the 100th Day of School

The 100th day of school is coming up soon in districts around Connecticut. Whenever it happens in your school, here are 10 activities, resources, and suggestions to help your elementary students get excited about mathematics!

Ten Math Activities

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Classroom Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photo by Satomi Ichimura via Flickr.

Help students put in perspective Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, his impact on the Civil Rights Movement, and his significance to American culture and history.

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Winter-Themed Classroom Resources

These lessons, activities, and other resources help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal changes and how animals have adapted to them.

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December Holidays Lessons & Resources

Celebrate the holiday season and learn how others celebrate with these lessons and resources for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Pongal, Solstice, and New Years.

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Thanksgiving Ideas for the Classroom

ThanksgivingCelebrate the Thanksgiving season in the classroom and at home with lessons, quizzes, activities, games, trivia, books, and movies.

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Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Grand Entry, Omaha Powwow Project collection (AFC 1986/038), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

November is Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Estimates of the population of the Western Hemisphere prior to the arrival of Europeans range from 8 million to more than 100 million. Cultures were as varied as the stationary Mayas in the Yucatan and the nomadic Plains Indians in North America. Explore Native American culture with the following lessons, activities, and resources.

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20 Teacher-Approved Apps You’ve Got to Try

Mobile apps have become “must have” classroom tools, and students are naturally drawn to their interactivity. Whether you’re looking for an app to help with classroom management, exploring different languages, or figuring out tricky geometry problems, there’s an app for anything and everything.

With hundreds of thousands of apps out there, finding the right ones to use can be a challenge. To help you navigate the waters, NEA Member Benefits asked your fellow NEA members for information about apps they find useful in their classrooms. Below are their picks along with some helpful advice. Read more