Daily Archives: June 29, 2015

Is Independence Day More than Just Fireworks?

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Is Independence Day more than just fireworks? Read what these educators have to say about it.


American Flag for July 4th


Freedom in the Classroom

By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning

Teaching kids about freedom and keeping it simple.



Foster Freedom in Writer’s Workshop

By Marypat Mahoney of Just Add Students

Giving students choice on what they write about and the mode in

which it’s written puts the power back into students’ hands.

Not only that, but in the real world — our students will be

writing letters of complaint, business proposals, notes of condolence,

emails to explain or convince, blog posts to explain opinions…

the list goes on. So, how do we do that? 


Stars & Stripes

By Deann Marin, of Socrates Lantern

When I think about July 4th, I think about our American Flag and what it represents.

I asked my class what this day means to them. A young boy stated, “It’s when you get to see fireworks.

This is one of the responses I expected, so I asked why do we have fireworks?

He just shrugged his shoulders. Another student responded and said,

“To celebrate our Independence from England.” Great answer I told him.


Celebrating the 4th With Kids?

By Mary Carr of Carrberry Creations

Celebrating the 4th with kids and want to keep them busy?

Learn how to have kids make a little notebook craft for 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day from Carrberry Creations!

Goodbye June SALE! Summer School and 4th of July Resources…


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Teaching Summer School?  Or just want to keep your own children’s skills in tact?  Then these Summer Themed activities may be just what you are looking for… Here are a few of the activities you can find by visiting my TpT store and clicking on the “Summer” category…

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Work on DIBELS onset rime, real or nonsense…

Summer Swimmers Onset Rime – Level 2

Sight Word Practice

Below are a few sample pages from this product…

Here are a few sample pages from this product…

Color and Black and White Versions of All Songs…