What to Teach this Month

What are you teaching in September

What to teach in September

Capitalize on the energy and enthusiasm students (and you!) have at the start of the year — and plan middle school activities and your September lesson plans that will help you establish routines and set expectations for a successful year. What will your September lesson plans look like? The problem with September We start the […] Read more…

Tips and checklist for organizing the end of the school year.

End of the Year Teacher Checklist

No matter what time of year school ends for you, there seems to be an endless list of items to do before you can head off for vacation. After the fun of the end of the year, this year-end teacher checklist will help you wrap up your year. Build your checklist Before you start throwing […] Read more…

fun activities for the end of the school year

Fun activities for the end of the school year

Need engaging, fun, and rigorous end of school year activities? I’ve teamed up with these awesome teachers to share our best lessons with you that will help you all the way through the last day of school! The end of the school year can be stressful — how can you keep your students engaged when […] Read more…

What should you teach this month? Here are lesson plans and ideas for you to make teaching a breeze!

What to teach in May

Ready for this month? Here is a list of to help you decide what to teach in May. Grab your calendar and mark down these holidays! May is Latino Books Month It is also Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month May is “Get Caught Reading” month (check out the ideas below!) Of course, May […] Read more…

Lesson Ideas for what to teach in April

Wondering what to teach in April? This post is full of ideas to keep your students engaged and you organized! Let’s dive right in! Preview the month Here is a list of interesting and important events that are happening in April. You’ll want to put them on your calendar! April is Black Women’s History Month […] Read more…

What lessons do you have planned for March? Here are fresh lesson plan ideas and activities you can try this month.

What to teach in March

Looking for fresh ideas for what to teach in March? Here are ideas you’ll want to add to your unit plans. Here are some important events in March that you’ll want to be sure to add to your calendar: March is Women’s History Month The first week of the month is “Write a Letter of […] Read more…

What should you teach in February? Here are ideas to help you get the most from this month!

What to teach in February

Looking for ideas of what to teach in February? Here are some ideas to get you started! This article contains affiliate links.  You can read more about that here. There are tons of quirky, funny, and interesting holidays this month. You can find a whole list here. Here are some of the important ones that […] Read more…

Looking for teaching ideas for January? Here are 11 that are sure to help. Grammar, writing, reading, and more. Click through for exclusive freebies for teachers!

What to teach in January

Not sure what to teach in January? Here is a list of ideas to get you started! Here are some important events for this month that you’ll want to be sure to include on your calendar: This is International Creativity Month January 17 is Kid Inventor’s Day Celebrate Thesaurus Day (Peter Mark Roget’s birthday) on […] Read more…

Holiday writing prompts

Ways to Keep Students Writing Before Holidays

Need a holiday writing prompt to keep your students’ interested in content material during the holidays?   How do you keep students interested in writing? Use an engaging — impossible to resist topic! Even though winter holidays are distracting, your students can practice persuasion, description, and creative writing skills. Taking a break from your regular […] Read more…

Wondering what to teach in December? Here are 10 ideas to keep your students working and engaged through the month. Click through for a free ugly sweater lesson plan!

What to teach in December

Not sure what to teach in December? Here’s a list of 10 fun activities for one of the most challenging teaching months of the year. (Number 9 is my favorite!!) Journal Prompts 1.Holiday memoir Use journal prompts to help students dive into their memories!  This is a great prewriting activity if you plan to have […] Read more…

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