November 1, 2020

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Harvest New Ideas for Your Classroom

This year, we’re more grateful than ever for our fantastic educators! Explore our curated list of Thanksgiving-themed resources to help students understand the history and appreciate the significance of the holiday centered around giving thanks. November 1 is also Family Literacy Day, a great time to promote family reading with TeachersFirst’s TogetheRead. You’ll find resources and craft suggestions for Native American Heritage Month and Veterans Day, too!

Thanksgiving Resources for the Classroom

Share these seasonal activities with your students to teach about Native Americans, the true story of Thanksgiving, and the events leading up to the creation of this holiday. Don’t miss the virtual trip to Plimoth Plantation in our curated list!

Explore Thanksgiving interactives and more »

Family Literacy Day - November 1

Family Literacy Day was designated in 1994 as part of the kick off for National Literacy Month each November. Share this book list with your students and families to help them find books to read together or for various grade levels on similar topics.

Find a new topic to read about each month at TogetheRead »

Crafts for Native American Heritage Month

Looking for an engaging and hands-on way to teach about Native American heritage? Check out this instructional unit featuring simple crafts, techniques, and materials that native and colonial children might have used!

Find a craft for your Native American heritage unit »

Veterans Day

Explore these resources for ideas you can use to connect classroom curriculum to Veterans Day. Find resources to focus on the holiday and its history for one class period or as a special curriculum project to honor veterans for an entire unit.

Celebrate our veterans »

This Week at TeachersFirst

This Tuesday, we pause our Tuesday virtual workshops to encourage everyone to get out and vote! We will be back on Thursday (11/5) at 7 PM ET with our third of four Microsoft Teams virtual workshops and at 8 PM ET with our bi-monthly Twitter chat. We're also excited to share a timely blog post and an immersive and engaging social media platform for middle-level science classrooms. Finally, we kindly ask for your reply in our weekly poll. 

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OK2Ask - Microsoft Teams: Getting Started with Class Notebook

Our Microsoft Teams series continues on Thursday (11/5) as we share how to use OneNote Class Notebooks to organize and share content, create and deliver interactive lessons, promote student collaboration, and provide students a personal workspace.

Plan for the instructional use of OneNote Class Notebooks using Microsoft Teams »

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Thursday (11/5) at 8 PM ET

Twitter Chat: Assessment Tools and Resources

Join us for a Twitter chat related to assessment tools and resources. We will discuss how to use indicators that learning is taking place to drive instruction and share strategies to integrate assessment tools into your learning environment.

Explore tech tools that can be used to assess students »

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National Family Literacy Day & Remote Learning

Prepare for National Family Literacy Day (and Family Literacy Month) with the ideas shared in this blog post. Learn ways to involve parents during remote learning or blended lessons and find tools, tips, and suggestions to share.

Read about ways to celebrate Family Literacy Day remotely »

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Middle School Science


From the creators of TeachersFirst, MySciLife is an educational social media platform where students learn science by personifying and posting as science-themed identities. Engage students and enrich any curriculum for a lesson, unit, or all year long.

Try this free social media platform to engage science students »

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Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks: "Is your school closed in honor of Veterans Day?" Share your response and once you click submit, view the replies of others.

Veterans Day plans »

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