Friday, March 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday #4: One Day Late

Apologies  for being one day late for library throwback Thursday; I was home sick and never logged onto my computer. Today's double feature is a 2-part video which takes place in the 1950's and tells the story of a family and their love for the library. Enjoy and share!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Have You Heard of the Adobe Education Exchange?

You don't have to be an graphics arts teacher to appreciate what the Adobe Education Exchange has to offer. Subject areas include business, education, English, humanities, law, math, science and social studies. With all grade levels and products covered, you can scan the discussion boards, read about other teachers and find lesson plans. All you need is a free account, so sign up here to get started!

Activities for PI Day: 19 Sites to Spark Your Students' Interest

Math teachers around the globe will be celebrating on March 14th, which commemorates the mathematical constant  π. (It is also Albert Einstein's birthday!) Wikipedia's definition is as follows: "The number π is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and is approximately equal to 3.14159."  There are many things that math teachers can do to make the celebration fun for their students. Please share any of your additional ideas in the comments section below.

Activities and Links- from the Lesson Plans Page

Discovering the Magical Pi- lesson plan from TeacherVision; fro grades 6-8

Estimating Pi Three Different Ways-from the New York Times Learning Network

Exploring Pi- fro from Scholastic; grades K-8

The Irrational Webquest- from Math Goodies

Lessons and Activities- from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Lesson Plans and Other Activities for Pi Day- from Education World

Math Resources for Pi Day- from NEA

Pi Across America- activities, word problems

Pi Day- the official site offers tee shirts, videos, news and events

Pi Day Activities- Pinterest board

Pi Day Activities and Lesson Plans- from A to Z Teacher Stuff

Pi Day Fun- from the Mensa Foundation

Pi Day Teacher Resources- from the Lesson Planet

Pi Day Theme Unit- from edHelper; printables in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian

Pinterest Board About Pi

Teach π- "A one-stop Pi Day shop for teachers and number lovers"; activities, music,stories, people

Videos for Pi Day- from WatchKnowLearn; covers ages 7-18

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March is Women's History Month: 50 Resources With Hundreds of Links

The list below covers all grade levels, with the lesson plans mainly for K-6. If you are familiar with my "What a Listing!!!  Holiday Resources From September to June", you know that I am constantly updating and adding to that page. You can directly connect to that list by looking on the right hand side of the blog. I've labeled it "What a Listing!".

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century- TIME's list

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

Afro-American Women's History Quiz

An Archive of Memorable Quotes by Women

Campaigners for Women's Rights- from Spartacus Educational; includes biographies, magazines, journals, campaign organizations and male supporters of women's suffrage

Celebrating Women in Technology- from Edutopia

Celebrating Women of Courage and Vision

Children's Encyclopedia of Women- written by 4th and 5th graders

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement- from Duke University

Fact Monster

Famous Firsts By American Women- covers 1587-present; from Factmonster

The First Ladies- wives of the presidents

Franklin Institute's Women's History Hotlist- 29 items on the hotlist

Gender Gap- Wall Street Journal's charts show how women and men fare in the workplace, marriage, employment

Thomson-Gale's List of Biographies

Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation

Women of Our Time- National Geographic's Twentieth Century Photographs Form the National Portrait Gallery

Women of Valor- trailblazing Jewish women

Women Who Changed History

Women Working, 1800-1930- Harvard University's Library's collection of books, pamphlets, journals, records, manuscripts and photographs

Women's History A to Z- scholars, scientists, teachers, talk show hosts, artists, athletes and much more from

Women's History Month- from EDSITEment

Women's History Month- from; videos, speeches, pictures

Women's History Month- from Time for Kids

Women's History Month for the Classroom- grades K-12 from NEA

Women's History Stories- Awesome Stories has a list of over 400 here!

Women's History Teaching Resources- from Smithsonian Institution

Women's History Timeline- from Middle Tennessee State University

A Woman's World- New York Times' interactive photo gallery with reader-submitted photos from around the world

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Education World- lesson plans and resources

Lesson Plans Page

Library of Congress- wonderful resources for teachers

Mr. Donn- social studies teacher's website

National Women's Hall of Fame

New York Times Learning Network


Scholastic- plans, activities, websites

Six Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers- from Edutopia

Teaching History's Women's History Month- primary sources, quizzes, lesson plans

TeacherVision- lesson plans, slideshows, printables, quizzes, resources

Vocabulary for Women's History Month- from Spelling City

Women's History Month Worksheets

Women's History Quiz- from

Word Search Puzzle

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Iditarod 2014: The Race is On!

It began yesterday. The 2014 Iditarod teams left Willow, Alaska headed towards Nome. The temperature at the start was 30 degrees, a rather "warm" atmosphere for the 1,100 mile race. This is the 42nd Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and I thought that students would love to learn about the event. 

Classroom Lesson Ideas- from the official site's educational portal

Discovery Channel Videos- 31 to choose from here

Iditarod 2014 is the Mushiest Event of the Year

Iditarod Activities and Lesson Plans- from the Teacher's Corner

Iditarod in the Classroom- NEA's list for grades K-12

Iditarod: Race Across Alaska- resources from Scholastic

Iditarod Teacher on the Trail- this year's teacher provides lessons in science and math in addition to stories from the race

Lessons and Activities- from the official site's educational portal

Meet Gary Paulsen- a Scholastic interview with the author, who was a musher in the 2000 race

The Mushers- a listing of the men and women who are guiding the dogs on the tail.

The Official Iditarod Website

Photos: 2014 Iditarod Ceromonial Start

TeacherVision Iditarod Resources

Other videos in this series can be found HERE.


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