The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

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January 26, 2016
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Valentine’s Day Classroom Activities

While the origins of Valentine’s Day are murky, historians trace the exchange of Valentine cards and other greetings to the Middle Ages. This blog keeps the tradition alive with templates for Valentine cards, plus heart-themed activities for your students to … Continue reading

January 22, 2016
by Evan-Moor

7 Fabulous Ways That TeacherFileBox Can Elevate Your Homeschooling

  Quality Lessons and Activities – Nothing beats quality, and Evan-Moor’s standard for quality lessons is like no one else. To me, a quality activity gets kids interested in meaningful learning, rather than boring worksheets that squash kids’ natural curiosity. … Continue reading

January 13, 2016
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Hundreds of Ways to Celebrate the 100 Days of School: Ideas for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Reaching the 100th day of school is a reason to celebrate and provides a springboard for learning! This blog features more than 100 ideas through printable lessons, blog links, and favorite Pinterest boards. Evan-Moor printable activities for the 100 days … Continue reading

January 7, 2016
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He Changed America by Talking: Classroom Activities to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we celebrate a national holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., how do you help your students or children appreciate his life’s work and legacy? These Evan-Moor lesson ideas provide some insight into Dr. King’s poignant teachings, which … Continue reading

January 5, 2016
by Evan-Moor

25 Winter Writing Prompts for Grades 3–5

I’m always trying to get my kids excited about writing, and creative writing is one of the ways I do that. This list of 25 fun writing prompts is for grades 3–5 (but could be used with 1st and 2nd … Continue reading