Valentine’s Day is Coming soon! Get your students to use their heads in this time of the heart with these two free Valentine’s Day worksheets.
So, first off, I have to say that I stole borrowed this idea about resolutions with adjectives from author Martha Beck*. She says that when you’re making goals or resolutions to focus not on the nouns and verbs (I will lose 25 pounds) but rather on the adjectives that describe how you would feel if you achieved the goal (healthy, strong, attractive). She suggests brainstorming
Winter Break Scavenger Hunt How many letters are in your full name? Who has the longest name in your family? Find something that is eight inches long. What exactly is Wassail? Find something that is red and white. Find something that is used to fix something. What is the first ingredient in eggnog? Find something with numbers on it. On what date does Hanukkah start next
Here are some fun Christmas analogies to try with your students. You can get these Christmas analogies (with answer key) in a free worksheet here. Frosty : snowman : : Rudolph : _______________ ribbon : present : : ornament : ________________ snow : white : : holly : ___________________ sing : carols : : decorate : ________________ present : gift : : carol : ___________________ mall
“What are you thankful for?” asks the teacher, or the parent, or the Sunday school instructor, or Aunt Ethel, or Grandpa Joe, or the guy at the checkstand at the grocery store, and on, and on, and on. And what is the answer? My family, my home, my friends…maybe the toy of the moment. And these are all great answers, but you can get kids
Even though I am not a huge fan of word searches (you can read about why I think they are stupid here), I decided to make one about Hanukkah anyway. It has a vocabulary matching activity for 12 Hanukkah-related terms, which redeems it somewhat. I also included some “secret words” in the word search that are not on the word list (like the names of the Hebrew letters
Whether they are about a specific area of study or just for fun, questions are a terrific way to get kids thinking critically and creatively. You probably already use questioning as part of your teaching – the Socratic Method. You probably also use them to generate discussions and as journal prompts. Here are a few other creative ways to use questions. At the Start of