April 3, 2022

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April's Monthly Celebrations

April brings National Garden Month, Financial Literacy Month, Autism Awareness Month, and National Poetry Month. This week’s resources will help you create powerful lessons related to these four topics. 

National Garden Month

Implement gardening in any aspect of your curriculum using this TeachersFirst original article. Find book suggestions (many with links for related activities), background knowledge, a section on gathering information, and more.

Discover instructional strategies that relate to gardening »

Financial Literacy Month

April is the perfect opportunity for educators to focus on skills most schools don’t teach: financial literacy. This blog post shares several resources for grades 4–12, informational articles, classroom strategies and activities, and more.

Teach your students lifelong money management skills »

Autism Awareness Month

Peruse this curated collection of resources explaining autism and Asperger's, including practical suggestions on ways students who have these conditions can learn and succeed. Share these resources with parents and colleagues so you can all work together.

Share this collection with families in your class »

National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and hosts Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 29)! Explore a variety of interactives, printables, and other resources in this collection and bring poetry into many different subject areas.

Find interactive resources related to poetry »

This Week at TeachersFirst

Find resources for National Robotics Week (April 2–10) and Ramadan (April 2–May 1), which both continue this week! We also invite you to join us for our next OK2Ask virtual workshop on Tuesday and our bi-monthly Twitter chat on Thursday. Finally, we kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll. 


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April 2-10, 2022

National Robotics Week

Bring robotics into your classroom using these fabulous tools and resources. Learn about National Robotics Week and ways you can engage your students in learning about robotics. Use these resources to find ideas related to STEM or Makerspace activities.

Check out these robotics resources for grades K-12 »


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April 2 - May 1, 2022

Ramadan

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims around the world. Use these resources to learn when, why, and how Ramadan is celebrated and observed each year. There are resources available for all ages covering topics like food, festivities, and more.

Include information about Ramadan in your lessons »


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Tuesday, 4/5, 7 PM ET

OK2Ask: Believe the Hype! Using Hyperdocs for Innovative Instruction

HyperDocs aren't just the “new Webquest”—they’re a mechanism for flexible lesson delivery designed for differentiated activities that engage students. Participants will learn to plan and design HyperDoc lessons using ready-made templates and frameworks.

Plan for the use of HyperDocs in the classroom »


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Thursday, 4/7, 8 PM ET

Twitter Chat: Hyperdocs

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. We will define and discuss the components of Hyperdocs, explore tools and resources to create them, and share classroom integration ideas.

Join us on Thursday to learn more about Hyperdocs »


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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, “Which of the following celebrations in April do you teach the most in your lessons?” Submit your reply and view the responses of other educators.

Do you teach financial literacy, poetry, or gardening the most? »

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If you are looking for even more great ideas and resources for your lessons, check out these six additional areas of TeachersFirst. 


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