Category: Holiday and Seasonal Lessons

Easter Digital Escape Room

To help celebrate Easter in a middle school classroom try this Easter-themed Digital Escape Room where students work together (or alone) to solve  11 different challenges.  Students love digital escape rooms because they can compete against their classmates in a fun setting.  In a digital escape room, students are given

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March Break Creative Writing

Are you looking for a fun way to welcome students back from March Break/Spring Break or just celebrate the month of March? It is important to acknowledge that students have just come back from a break, but it is also important to recognize that not all students might have had

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Spring Lesson Plans For Middle School

It can be difficult to find spring lesson plans for middle school students. Spring is a great time to celebrate. Students and teachers are ready for warmer days and longer hours of sunshine. To help students celebrate spring let’s look at some fun yet academic-focused spring lesson plans. Spring Lesson

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Winter Sports Digital Escape Room

Celebrating winter in middle school can be a challenge – not all students want to celebrate the cold or are excited if it is a year when the Winter Olympics are happening.   However, most students LOVE games, especially ones where they can compete again their classmates. Students love digital escape

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Inclusive Holiday Celebrations

Inclusive holiday celebrations are important in the middle school classroom. The focus of holiday celebrations and learning should not solely focus on the holidays and celebrations that are important to that teacher.  Reflect Students’ Holidays In Mentor Texts Classrooms need to be places where students see themselves reflected in the

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Middle School Goal Setting Lesson

Do you like to have students working on goal-setting lessons? Have you planned out what are you teaching your first day or week back after the winter break?  I love having students reflect on the previous year and set goals for the new year. It is a great way to

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Middle School Kwanzaa Lesson

Are you looking for a middle school Kwanzaa lesson?  This non-fiction Kwanzaa lesson will help your middle school students learn about this celebration.  Kwanzaa is an important annual celebration that celebrates and affirms African culture, family, and heritage.  Its name comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” meaning “first

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Teacher Gift Guide 2021

I wanted to create a curated teacher gift guide that was full of practical and useful items that could be purchased for teachers or by teachers for their co-workers, family or friends. Bookmark this page to refer back to any time of the year when you need to buy someone

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