Celebrating the Seasons in the Elementary Classroom: Autumn Ideas

Contributor: Kendra Martin | File type : Blog Post

It wasn’t until I started teaching first grade that I began to see the seasonal changes in our world through the eyes of a child. Their awe at the trees changing colors, the plentiful bouquets of co... Read More

First Grade Journals

Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

At the moment the first-grade journal period is filled with stories of train “drivers,” swinging with friends, playing doll, fishing, and kayaking. Today one student was putting out a fire. An... Read More

Bible Memory Schedule

Contributor: Wesley Gingrich | File type : Curricular

A twelve-year Bible memory schedule with passages for each month of the academic year. Download this document or read it below. ... Read More

Bible Memory Scope & Sequence (K-12)

Contributor: Chris Sensenig | File type : Curricular

A comprehensive Bible memory plan with schedule of passages for each grade level, from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Includes assessment guidelines for Grades 7-12. Download this document or read ... Read More

Games: A Classroom Theme

Contributor: LaFaye Weaver | File type : Curricular

In these snapshots from her classroom, LaFaye shows us how to make classroom procedures and study time fun and games.

School Has Started!

Contributor: Arlene Birt | File type : Blog Post

“How was your second day of school?” I asked a new teacher. “Not so good,” she replied. “I’m finding more things I need to learn and figure out.” She wondered how my day was. I no... Read More

Teaching Fluency through Choral Reading

Contributor: Anna Zehr | File type : Blog Post

One of my memories as a seven, eight, and nine-year-old involves reading to my little sister for hours at a time. Naomi was five years younger than I and must have been a remarkably patient listen... Read More


Contributor: Carolyn Martin | File type : Blog Post

During the summer the 25-mph speed limit sign was moved up the hill a few hundred yards. This morning on my way to school I realized that, once again, I cruised through it at a higher speed, only ... Read More

Free Image Resources

Contributor: Lucas Hilty | File type : Article

Images add more than visual appeal to your lessons. They let students imagine the emotions of historical characters, appreciate the nuances of geographic description, and appreciate the power of artis... Read More

Preschool Preview

Contributor: Shari Zook | File type : Blog Post

When four- and five-year-old children think about school, what do they imagine? Do the smatterings they hear from older siblings, cousins, and friends give them a fun picture or a bleak one? I was... Read More