September 4, 2022

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September Celebrations

September brings National Read a Book Day, Grandparents Day, Deaf Awareness Month, and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! This week’s resources will help you create powerful lessons related to these four topics. 

National Read a Book Day

National Read a Book Day encourages book lovers to bring new worlds to life through reading or listening to books! Books can transport us to places that we have never imagined. Share this collection of audio books so your students can listen and enjoy.

Find free audio books »

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is always held on the Sunday after Labor Day and is the ideal time to recognize and celebrate our connections to older generations. Find resources your students can use to create projects with a grandparent in this collection.

Honor the vital role that grandparents play »

Deaf Awareness Month

This month we celebrate Deaf Awareness Month, a time to highlight the rich cultural history of the Deaf community and continue the work of advocating for the rights of deaf people. Don’t miss this collection of resources related to sign language.

Help your students to learn some basic sign language »

Hispanic Heritage Month

TeachersFirst Reading Treks offer a unique way to show students other places and cultures. Share this Trek related to “The Distance Between Us,” a book about Reyna Grande, her memories of her childhood in Mexico, and her journey to America.

Explore the many classroom ideas shared in this Reading Trek »

This Week at TeachersFirst

We are excited to welcome you back for another season of professional learning! Our fall OK2Ask virtual workshops are now open for registration. We are also sharing a related blog post and a global collaboration opportunity and kindly ask for your input on our weekly poll.

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Fall OK2Ask Virtual Workshops

Register now for our fall OK2Ask sessions! This season of free virtual workshops includes “Game-Based Learning Basics,” “3 Cool Tools for the Flipped Classroom,” “Engage & Inspire with Hexagonal Thinking,” and other exciting topics.

Save your spot »

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Make global connections

Across the World Once a Week

Make connections beyond your classroom and try out this simple, social way for students to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals from other students worldwide. Your class is presented with one question per week to answer about where you live.

Explore XW1W and join the journey »

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3 Unique Resources for Spanish Language Learners

One way to celebrate the Latino community is through Spanish language lessons. This blog post shares three unique tools you and your students can use to learn Spanish. The post also includes background information about this celebration.

Learn Spanish with music, a podcast, and more »

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Weekly Poll

This week, our poll asks you to survey your class, then answer the following question: "How close do your students live to a grandparent?" View the responses of other classes once you click submit.

What do your students have to say? »

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