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December 5, 2016

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This Day in History

day in history

The 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing prohibition, was ratified.

RELATED ACTIVITY (Gr. 6–12)

Daily Warm-Ups

Find a new activity each day!

Reinforce your students' math and reading comprehension skills with these printable warm-ups.

Funbrain Games

funbrain games

Maintain the right skating speed to make each jump in this fun arcade game.

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Tip of the Week

Effective learning takes place when students receive immediate and specific feedback on their performance.

MORE TEACHING ADVICE

Today's Birthday

Today's Birthday

General Custer is most famous for his "last stand" at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. For many years, legend told the story of the heroic General surrounded by his men, standing down their opponents, the Native Americans, until every one of Custer's troops, the General included, were dead. Later, as attitudes towards Native Americans changed, history exposed Custer's military tactics and character as questionable.

RELATED ACTIVITY (Gr. 2–5)

Today's DK Clip Art

DK clip art

Enhance classroom and homework activities with DK's famous photographs. Download the clip art to include in school projects or embellish just about anything!

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Related DK Books

Eye Wonder: Forest

Eye Wonder: Forest

Gr. K-5
Discover the wonders of the forest.

Eye Witness: Space Exploration

Eye Witness: Space Exploration

Gr. 6-12
Explore the mysteries of space.

Teachable Moments

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Classroom Connection

ELEMENTARY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

Similar and Different

(Gr. K–5) Students discuss the ways in which they are similar and different. This is a great activity to enjoy as an icebreaker during back to school, or when discussing diversity.

Getting to Know You Bingo

(Gr. 2–8) This icebreaker will help your students (and you) get to know each other better. Give students the fun task of finding classmates who fits the descriptors on the game card.

Problem Solving Sheet

(Gr. 2–5) Students fill out this sheet after experiencing a behavior problem in class. This will help them identify their feelings & come up with a solution to the conflict.

Teacher Team Planning Form

(Gr. 6–12) This form will help you guide students through team projects. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

First Day at the Elementary Level

(Gr. K–5) This resource includes everything from learning all your student's names to being sure you don't leave anybody behind on the playground after recess.

First Day at the Secondary Level

(Gr. 6–12) This page will guide you through your first day as a secondary teacher. Establish patterns early on and let your students know a little bit about yourself.

Weekly Lesson Plan Form

(Gr. K–12) This blank, customizable printable lesson plan form is ready to be filled in with the week's objectives. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

Student Progress Report

(Gr. 3–12) A ready-to-use form for assessment of students' class work, homework, and participation is a quick and easy way to keep students' evaluations organized. Send home this form every six weeks to keep parents informed of students' progress.

ELEMENTARY

Similar and Different

(Gr. K–5) Students discuss the ways in which they are similar and different. This is a great activity to enjoy as an icebreaker during back to school, or when discussing diversity.

Problem Solving Sheet

(Gr. 2–5) Students fill out this sheet after experiencing a behavior problem in class. This will help them identify their feelings & come up with a solution to the conflict.

First Day at the Elementary Level

(Gr. K–5) This resource includes everything from learning all your student's names to being sure you don't leave anybody behind on the playground after recess.

Weekly Lesson Plan Form

(Gr. K–12) This blank, customizable printable lesson plan form is ready to be filled in with the week's objectives. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

Getting to Know You Bingo

(Gr. 2–8) This icebreaker will help your students (and you) get to know each other better. Give students the fun task of finding classmates who fits the descriptors on the game card.

Teacher Team Planning Form

(Gr. 6–12) This form will help you guide students through team projects. Tailor the PDF to your teaching needs by typing in the highlighted fields before printing.

First Day at the Secondary Level

(Gr. 6–12) This page will guide you through your first day as a secondary teacher. Establish patterns early on and let your students know a little bit about yourself.

Student Progress Report

(Gr. 3–12) A ready-to-use form for assessment of students' class work, homework, and participation is a quick and easy way to keep students' evaluations organized. Send home this form every six weeks to keep parents informed of students' progress.

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Today's Video

handwashing with Sid the Science Kid (Pre-K–1)

Sid the Science Kid shows kids the proper way to wash their hands to ensure cleanliness and healthiness.