The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

paint and paint brushes laid out

November 13, 2017
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The Case for Art in Schools and Ways to Integrate Art into Your Lessons

Art is getting squeezed out of the curriculum. Yet art shouldn’t be an afterthought in our children’s education, but integrated into every subject to inspire students’ creativity, emotion, and higher-level thinking. Evan-Moor Educational Publishers was founded by two teachers who … Continue reading

Pilgrim turkey holding Thanksgiving lessons

October 23, 2017
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Easy and Inspiring Thanksgiving Lessons and Activities

Keep students focused through the holidays with quality Thanksgiving lessons, crafts and games on the pilgrims, Plymouth, and the Mayflower. These Thanksgiving lessons and activities are a great addition to the classroom and don’t require too much prep work to … Continue reading

October 12, 2017
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Daily Science Warm-ups for Inquiry-Based Learning

Teach your students to become critical thinkers and researchers with inquiry-based learning science lessons. Daily science warm-ups based on this model also activate students’ interest in a topic, which contributes to learning. The benefits of inquiry-based learning Inquiry-based learning is … Continue reading

Teacher playing phonics and word games with students.

October 3, 2017
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Fun Phonics Activities and Games

Teach your students to read with phonics worksheets, activities, and games. Build strong reading foundations in kinder, first grade, and second grade students. Phonics instruction plays a key role in teaching students to understand the sounds of letters and that … Continue reading

Halloween pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns

September 20, 2017
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Halloween Lessons and Activities for the Classroom

October is a wonderful time to incorporate Halloween lessons and activities. Check out these free Halloween reading, language, and science lessons to create the perfect Halloween project for your classroom. Easy Hanging Spider Craft for Halloween These dangling spiders from … Continue reading

September 14, 2017
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DIY Pocket Protector Whiteboards

Whiteboards are an essential component of any classroom or homeschool. They offer a variety of methods and modalities for teaching, practicing, and assessing skills without using reams of paper. Whiteboards in the classroom are also highly regarded by students of … Continue reading

Little boy writing at a table.

September 11, 2017
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Language Arts: Grammar & Punctuation Homeschool Curriculum Guide

Click here to download Evan-Moor’s Grammar and Punctuation Homeschool Curriculum Guide. Most homeschoolers are looking for ways to make learning grammar and punctuation interesting for kids. Evan-Moor has found a way to make teaching grammar fun and focused in your … Continue reading

August 31, 2017
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Does Tech Time Make You Cringe? Technology Organization 101

Once of the biggest hurdles for classroom teachers and technology is the wasted instructional time they encounter while training their students. Here are some strategies to minimize wasted time and get the most out of your classroom technology lessons. Instructions: … Continue reading

July 17, 2017
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DIY Paper Bookmarks

These paper corner bookmarks are simple and easy to make in the classroom or at home – and perfect for a summer reading activity, icebreakers during the first week of school, or a fun classroom activity break. All you need … Continue reading