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Find ideas on how to celebrate various holidays in your classroom.

Engaging English Language Arts lesson plans for the week after Winter Break. All your planning done for you - just print, photocopy and teach from 2 Peas and a Dog! #winterbreak #lessonplans #englishlanguagearts

Lesson Plans For After Winter Break

The first day back from any holiday break is challenging but the first day after winter break is exceptionally challenging for both students and teachers. Everyone is out of their routines and it’s important to review expectations for your…

Surviving the holiday season is an important goal for teachers. Find resources for engaging lessons and activities to keep your students having fun from 2 Peas and a Dog. #christmas #holidays #lessonplans #holidayresources

Holiday Season Survival Guide for Teachers Second Edition

Holiday season survival is an important goal for many teachers. Last year, I wrote this Holiday Season Survival Guide , which received positive feedback from teachers so I created a second edition this year. Scroll down and stop at the…

Find engaging and relevant Christmas lesson plans for middle school students from 2 Peas and a Dog. #christmas #holidays #lessonplans #holidayresources

Christmas Lesson Plans for Middle School Students

Christmas lesson plans that combine educational experiences with holiday themes make for a fun December season for your students. As the holidays approach, I like to use lessons that explore the season in a fun way. I find that…

Check out this teacher gift guide to help you find affordable and stylish teacher gifts from 2 Peas and a Dog. #christmas #gifts #teachergifts #teachergift #teachers

Teacher Gift Guide

With the holiday season almost upon us, I thought I would share some gift ideas for the teachers in your life. These teachers might be co-workers, friends, or relatives. When I made this teacher gift guide I thought about…

Veterans Day Lesson Plans For Middle School Students

Veterans Day lesson plans are important to add to your teaching plan this month. The weeks around Veterans Day are a great time to remember and acknowledge the contributions of veterans and current soldiers who fight in the name…

Read this blog post about how I increase student engagement during the holiday season by using six different writing strategies and holiday writing ideas from the 2 Peas and a Dog blog. #christmas #writing #writingprompts #creativewriting #lessonplans #lessons #holidays

Holiday Writing Ideas for the ELA Classroom

Holiday writing ideas are the topic of the guest blog post I had the opportunity to share on the Teach Writing blog. Read on this blog post about how I increase student engagement during the November and December holiday…