Category: Holiday and Seasonal Lessons

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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Halloween Costumes for English Teachers

I love to celebrate holidays in my English classroom! For Halloween, I always teach Halloween-themed lessons and dress up in a fun costume. But it’s not always easy to think of good teacher costumes that are both creative and appropriate. So I made this list for inspiration. Here are 21 book-themed

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Orange Shirt Day Resources For Middle School Teachers

September 30 is known as Orange Shirt Day. This day is for raising awareness about the true history of residential schools in Canada. The Canadian government has also made it the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This blog post contains information about resources for Orange Shirt Day that can

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Middle School Ramadan Lesson

It can be a challenge to find a quality middle school Ramadan lesson.  Ramadan, the celebration of when Allah first presented the Qur’an to the Prophet Mohammed, is a critical part of the Muslim faith and is celebrated annually, yet middle school lesson plans about this month-long holiday are hard

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