The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

November 29, 2016
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Holiday Books and Simple Activities for Grades 3–6

Embrace the spirit of the holidays with these classic Christmas books. The figurative language and beautiful illustrations will inspire your students’ writing and teach them the gift of giving. Although entertaining and funny, this well-loved children’s book, How The Grinch … Continue reading

November 29, 2016
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Holiday Books and Activities for Grades K–3

Don’t let the season overwhelm you this year. With these fun lesson ideas, you are well on your way to planning your classroom holiday activities. A trip to your school library and a little creativity are all you need to … Continue reading

November 22, 2016
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Veteran Teachers: Help a New Teacher Today

We can all remember the very first day we started teaching. Those jittery memories are floating somewhere in the back of your mind. When I first started teaching, I worked in a low-income school with a class consisting mostly of … Continue reading

November 15, 2016
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Turkey Craft and Activities for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving crafts for kids: get a new twist on turkeys this year with this 3D wall art. The colorful feathers, simple materials, and easy instructions will have your students creating display-worthy art. Incorporate some fun turkey facts and writing activities … Continue reading

November 8, 2016
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A Simple 3-Step Method to Build a Homeschool Language Arts Curriculum

I have been a fan of Evan-Moor since I started teaching first grade in 1995. Now, Evan-Moor is my favorite publisher to use when homeschooling my own kids! Evan-Moor is perfect for homeschooling kids of all abilities with all subjects. … Continue reading