Free social studies printables and presentations for Kindergarten through the elementary grade levels.

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Months of the Year Educational Free Resources

The months of the year educational free resources are to help with some pre-planning for the school year as the time does seem to fly after the students arrive in the classroom. Some "anchor" activities are always good to have on hand to help with the sometimes unpredictable school days. You might like these

Good Afternoon Vietnam Book Review and Free Guide

This post has a review of the book Good Afternoon Vietnam: A Civilian in the Vietnam War by Gary L. Wilhelm, as well as a free discussion guide for secondary teachers. The book is a first-person account of an engineer working with the Marines at MAG 11 in DaNang, Vietnam, from 1968-1969. The author

Capital Idea Play in the Capitol Building

This post is about a play inside in the Minnesota State Capitol and has a free printable for social studies teachers of grades 9-12. In January 2018, Wonderlust Productions presented a unique play inside the newly renovated State Capitol Building. Our friend was one of the actors (Dirty Dave, who knew). After interviewing hundreds of people who

Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month and Freebie

This post is for Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month which is during October, and has a free printable on that topic. Kyle Carlin is a school psychologist and the author of Bug and Boo, a children’s book that helps teach social emotional skills. This month there is a virtual book tour  of Bug and Boo to coincide

Oriental Trading Helps Organize Back to School

Oriental Trading Helps Organize Back to School This post explains how Oriental Trading helps organize back to school for teachers prepare a successful school year prior to the first day of class. You hear teachers say, "It is all in the set up!" as they work in buildings to set up classes before school

Fuzzy Wuzzy Posters and Paper Puppets Free PDF

This post is about Fuzzy Wuzzy, a book by Theodore Jerome Cohen with a free educational resource including letter sized teaching posters and paper stick puppets. My recent blog posts have been about two other books by Theodore Jerome Cohen, including Pepe Builds a Nest and Rufus Finds a Home. I made free educational printables for

Rufus Finds a Home Book Review and Free Resource

Rufus Finds a Home Book Review and Free Resource Rufus Finds a Home by Theodore Jerome Cohen teaches children about empathy and the difficulty of sometimes having to give up something we love. I bought the book myself and the links are non-affiliate.  I recently posted about another of Ted's books, Pepe Builds a Nest

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Bully Theme Books and Free Resources Round Up

This post has a round of up three books with bully themes and their accompanying free printable instant download educational resources. Karmack is a book for third grade and up, and the focus is on a group of 5th grade bullies. The Karmack post has a free literature unit for use in grades 3-6.

One Room Schoolhouse Emergent Reader Free

One Room Schoolhouse Emergent Reader Free One room schoolhouse stories such as in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books are popular with primary grade students. This post is about a class field trip for a day at Cahill School in Edina, MN. There is also a free emergent reader printable PDF near the end of

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