Educator Lessons

Activities and Puzzles

These puzzles, activities and their answers were published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on March 29, 2020!

Download our activities on health, math, puzzles, physical activity, science, career, cooking, gardening and more!

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Newspapers in Education is excited to partner with Missouri Valley Conference for the 2nd annual Field Trip Friday at the 2020 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Championship at Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

Field Trip Friday is a fun-filled day of Division I basketball, educational activities and more! Field Trip Friday is a day to reinforce classroom...

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Hockey with Heart Community Power Play Contest

Do you have a way that you or someone you know is giving back to our community? Do you or someone you know display the values of perseverance, teamwork and courage during this time? The St. Louis Blues and Newspapers in Education want to hear about it!

All submissions are...

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NIE and the BattleHawks have teamed up for a six-part series on safety. Each week a BattleHawks player will focus on a new safety initiative by giving tips and tricks for students to learn new safety skills! Join us this spring for new content and activities to use in your classroom: • February 4 – Fire Safety • February 18...

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From the page to the stage… don’t miss the rolling world premiere of Ghost! Adapted by award-winning playwright Idris Goodwin, New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award honoree Jason Reynolds’ critically acclaimed 2016 YA novel makes its way to the stage. Presented by Metro Theater Company, Ghost runs Feb 2 - Mar 1 at the Grandel Theatre. Tickets to...

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When Molly and her family go to Silver Dollar City, she expects roller coasters, rides, lemonade and fun. She gets all of that and something unexpected. From an encounter with an older employee, Molly comes away with a deeper love of the area’s history and an insight into how Missouri came to be settled. Tales of Marvelous Missouri is sure...

Holiday Traditions Reading Comprehension

Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Joyeux Noël!

Use our lesson to teach your students about different holiday traditions. Get your class into the holiday spirit by allowing your students to also share some of their special holiday traditions

Ready Set Winter Break

Winter break is just around the corner, and that means it’s almost time for the holidays! Check out our Ready, Set, (Winter) Break! guide for fun things to do over the break, healthy eating and more!

Be on the lookout for our holiday activity page in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, December 20.

Be sure to...

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Teach your students to write thank you letters and practice gratitude with the lesson plans below. The two lesson plans are designed for elementary aged students and another for middle and high school aged students. The chronological steps of each lesson are included as well as in-class activities.

These lessons can be great additions to your Thanksgiving Day...

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Are you keeping up with our spelling bee puzzles published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch? Check below to find the puzzles and the answers!

Our puzzles run all Wednesdays, except December 25, 2019, from November 6, 2019 through February 5, 2020.

The schedule is as follows:

November 6: Guess the Origin Puzzle November 13: Latin Origin Puzzle...