Category: Holidays

St. Patrick’s Day Acrostic Poems from the Students at A Grade Ahead

As St. Patrick’s Day was fast approaching, the students in my 4th grade English class wanted to do a project.  Since we have been working on a poetry unit, we decided that we would use this  theme for our project.  First, we discussed the who, whys, and hows of St. Patrick’s Day.  We talked a […]

President’s Day Quiz: 9 Fun Facts about U.S. Presidents You Might Not Know!

On February 18, 2018 the citizens of our country will honor our nation’s Chief Executives. Originally a day to honor President George Washington, the day now celebrates all of our past Presidents whose ideas, policies, and decisions have shaped our country today. Test your knowledge, or just learn some facts to impress your family and […]

Common Valentine’s Day Traditions for Kids in the U.S.

There are many common Valentine’s Day traditions for kids to follow in the United States. Some of them go back to ancient customs and stories, some of them are new fads, and some are traditions made and kept by individual families. Valentine’s Day Traditions The origin of Valentine’s Day is somewhat of a mystery.  It […]

7 Scary Halloween Stories for Students

It’s that time of year again: time for hayrides, pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, and…reading? That’s right! It’s never quite Halloween for me unless scary stories are involved, and if you know me, there’s almost nothing I love more than a good scary story. If your child also enjoys getting a little spooked in the name of […]

8 Educational Fall Craft Ideas for All Ages

Looking for some fun fall family activities that stimulate brain power? These educational fall crafts are perfect for all ages. That means that you can do them right alongside the kids and teach them something while you’re at it! Educational Fall Crafts Using Leaves Using found materials is a terrific way to help kids learn […]

Independence Day Quiz: Do You Know Your History?

The 4th of July is a very important date in our nation’s history, and it is fun to celebrate with a day of backyard barbecues and outdoor activities. However, Independence Day is about much more than fireworks and food! How much do you know about this date and the important details surrounding it? Take Our […]

Memorial Day Activities for Elementary Students

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to teach children not only about respecting sacrifices made by men and women serving in the U.S. military but also about American history. Here are some crafts and activities to engage your child in this Memorial Day: Memorial Day Activities and Crafts  1. Patriotic Pinwheel This simple Memorial Day […]