Freda J. Glatt, MS Profile and Articles
1). April Fool's Day Activities
April Fool's Day is quite an appropriate way to begin National Humor Month. Here is some background information plus a few activities for you to enjoy.
Did you know that April Fool's Day began in France in 1564? Before then, the new year was celebrated on April 1! As some Europeans continued celebrating the new year on that day, they w...
2). Baseball Teaching Tip
We all know that Spring is the time for rebirth and kites but, to me, it is the time for Baseball Season to begin!Did you know that you could
3). Be Kind to Animals Teaching Tip
Did you know the first week in May is Be Kind to Animals Week? Here are a few ideas to help you get that message across to your children...no matter w
4). Calendar Teaching Tips
Stop! Don't throw away those old calendars! There is so much you can do with a calendar to reinforce academic skills. Here are a few suggestions:
5). Christmas Customs Around the World
December is well-known for Christmas but do you know how people in countries around the world celebrate it? Here are some customs from various parts of the world.
Greeting - Merry Christmas
Santa's Name - Santa Claus. Children leave him a piece of cake or biscuits and a glass of milk or a bottle of beer.
6). Independence Day Teaching Tips
Independence Day is a good time to think about America, what it took to become a country, and the freedoms we enjoy. (These ideas are easily adaptable
7). Integrating Daily Life with Reading Comprehension
Did you know there are many questions you could ask your child during common, daily activities that would reinforce a reading skill? Below are just a
8). Introduction Games Teaching Tips
What? Already?! Teachers are busy preparing for the new school year. One way to set a positive tone in the classroom is to make sure all the children
9). Law Day Teaching Tip
You probably remember May Day on May 1 but did you know that Law Day is celebrated on that same date?! Here are some suggestions for celebrating:
10). Martin Luther King, Jr. Teaching Tips
Who was born on January 15, 1929? A man who believed in equality and peace...Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are some ways to honor this man. NOTE: If you live in a country other than America, adapt these activities for a significant person in your country's history.
1. Draw a silhouette of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s face against a plain b...
11). Pilgrim Trivia Teaching Tips
How much do you know about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and Wampanoag Indians? Here are some interesting facts about them.
Before the Pilgrims hired her, the Mayflower was in the wine trade with France; before that, she was in the fish trade with Norway.
It took the Mayflower 66 days to reach Massachusetts.
12). Saint Patrick's Day Teaching Tip
Top o' the mornin' to ye! Do you have your green ready to wear? Whether or not you are Irish, this holiday is fun for all and presents the opportunit
13). Spring Cleaning Teaching Tip
Okay! It's Spring! Time for cleaning! Along with painting the house, planting new flowers, and/or cleaning out the garage; get children involved in cl
14). Standardized Testing Teaching Tips
Standardized tests can be very stressful for children. Here, therefore, are some tips for parents and children that may help.
Before the Test...for Parents and Children
1. Have children study every night during the year so they will understand the material as their teacher is presenting it. Clear up any confusion as they g...
15). United Nations Day Teaching Tips
The United Nations, an international organization dedicated to keeping peace among the world's nations, was created on October 24, 1945. This month, then, would be an excellent time to focus on how to settle disagreements and learn something about the U.N. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Read this excerpt of the U.N. Charter and discuss...
16). Updated Hurricane Teaching Tips
With this severe, active, hurricane season underway, here are some ideas to make areas of the curriculum relevant to your children. There are also suggestions for dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic hurricane. If you are in an area that experiences other natural phenomena, just adapt these suggestions to fit your needs.
17). Winter Olympics Teaching Tips
Do you recognize the names Giant Slalom, Luge, and Curling? Yes? Then you must be ready for the Winter Olympics! Here are a few suggestions to make them more meaningful to your children:
1. Let each child or small group of children choose an event to research. The events may be their favorites or ones they would like to know more about...