Free Monthly Activities

Now that the holidays have passed, it’s time to switch gears. January is a great time to get your students interested in a variety of subjects. Our activities this month encourage students to learn about creative inventions and challenge themselves with puzzles and brain games.

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National Technology Day (January 6)

Free Activities

TCR3967 Daily Warm-Ups: Science Grade 2

TCR3967 Daily Warm-Ups: Science Grade 2
Even busy classroom schedules can accommodate these brief but valuable lessons. Informational text about Life, Physical, and Earth and Space science is presented along with 150 activities that can be used to review and/or expand existing science curriculum. The content is correlated to the Common Core State Standards. [more]

Grade: 2
Pages: 176
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TCR2738 Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions Grade 5

TCR2738 Close Reading Using Text-Dependent Questions Grade 5
Provide students with the skills they need to thoughtfully and critically analyze text. The resource includes 22 short, complex, high-interest reading passages that students are guided to read, summarize, reread, annotate, and discuss. Text-dependent questions prompt students to examine the passage’s meaning, purpose, vocabulary, and structure and to use textual [more]

Grade: 5
Pages: 96
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TCR8070 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 6

TCR8070 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 6
Equip students with the skills they need to synthesize information from a variety of different text types. Each unit provides multiple text sources. Students are prompted to explore the reading materials and complete the accompanying activities. The activities are designed to teach students to:

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TCR178181 STEM Jobs in Sports

TCR178181 STEM Jobs in Sports
Grade(s): 4-8
Pages: 48

TCR178204 STEM Jobs with Animals

TCR178204 STEM Jobs with Animals
Grade(s): 4-8
Pages: 48

TCR178211 STEM Jobs in Music

TCR178211 STEM Jobs in Music
Grade(s): 4-8
Pages: 48

TCR178235 STEM Jobs in Movies

TCR178235 STEM Jobs in Movies
Grade(s): 4-8
Pages: 48

TCR178242 STEM Jobs with Cars

TCR178242 STEM Jobs with Cars
Grade(s): 4-8
Pages: 48


National Sticker Day (January 13)

Free Activities

TCR3201 Big Projects for Little Hands

TCR3201 Big Projects for Little Hands
Engaging classroom projects help kids think big! Activities are based on four themes--fairy tales & nursery rhymes, insects & spiders, dinosaurs, and animals. [more]

Grade(s): PreK-3
Pages: 160
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TCR3377 Building Literacy Skills Through Art

TCR3377 Building Literacy Skills Through Art
Develop letter recognition, vocabulary, rhyming skills,
story event recollection, math skills, and fine and gross
motor coordination creating and using easy art projects. [more]

Grade(s): PreK-1
Pages: 208
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TCR5140 Handprints, Footprints and Holidays!

TCR5140 Handprints, Footprints and Holidays!
Encourage creativity while developing children's fine motor skills through tracing, cutting and assembling. Students enjoy using their own prints to create classroom displays and art projects. The activities are organized by month to cover holidays, seasons, and common curricular topics. [more]

Grade(s): K-2
Pages: 64
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National Trivia Day (January 4)/National Puzzle Day (January 29)

Free Activities

TCR3907 Math Picture Puzzles Grade 2

TCR3907 Math Picture Puzzles Grade 2
Both teachers and parents appreciate how effectively this series helps students master skills in reading, mathematics, penmanship, writing, and grammar. Each book provides activities that are great for independent work in class, homework assignments, or extra practice to get ahead. [more]

Grade: 2
Pages: 48
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TCR3493 21st Century Fact Finds: Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills- Grade 4

TCR3493 21st Century Fact Finds: Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills- Grade 4
Fascinating stories help students develop skills not only in comprehension and vocabulary, but also in critical thinking since they have to do some research to determine which "facts" are true and which aren't facts at all! Students find this information by using online research tools, including dictionaries, encyclopedias and atlases; [more]

Grade: 4
Pages: 64
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TCR8028 Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science, Grade 5

TCR8028 Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Science, Grade 5
High-interest, nonfiction articles help students learn about science topics while developing skills in reading comprehension. Each story is followed by questions that cover main idea, detail, vocabulary, and critical reasoning. The format is similar to that of standardized test, so as students progress through the book's units, they are preparing [more]

Grade: 5
Pages: 144
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TCR8070 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 6

TCR8070 Mastering Complex Text Using Multiple Reading Sources Grade 6
Equip students with the skills they need to synthesize information from a variety of different text types. Each unit provides multiple text sources. Students are prompted to explore the reading materials and complete the accompanying activities. The activities are designed to teach students to:

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