The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

October 27, 2016
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Easy Hanging Spider Craft for Halloween

These dangling spiders are the perfect addition to your Halloween and fall lessons.  Plus, you can create a simple thematic unit around your spider craft and check off a few of your content standards while you’re at it. Duration: 20 … Continue reading

October 25, 2016
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10 Thanksgiving Activities That Don’t Require Worksheets

November is a busy month for teachers. Between assessments and fall conferences, it can be difficult to factor in holiday activities and crafts. Here are some fun ideas to inspire you that don’t require a lot of time in front … Continue reading

October 21, 2016
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Strategies for Teaching Social and Emotional Learning: Create a Classroom of Superheroes!

The problem-solving skills that students use on the playground are valuable later in life. As educators, it is our job to help students navigate social and emotional waters and develop these important life skills. Social and emotional learning (SEL) also … Continue reading

October 7, 2016
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Batty for Bats: Educational Bat Activities for Halloween

Embrace these mysterious night-flying creatures and solve your Halloween project dilemma by creating a thematic unit about bats. Engage your students with fun books, discussions, and projects. Here are a few ideas to get you started. KWL Chart This is … Continue reading

October 3, 2016
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How to Get Your Child to Write: Tips for Reluctant Writers

If your child doesn’t jump at the chance to write stories, this post is for you. I understand this issue firsthand because my daughter was a very reluctant writer. She was an avid reader and very expressive in her vocabulary, … Continue reading