Congratulations on finishing a rewarding and challenging year in the classroom! Before you begin your well-deserved break, take a moment to reflect on the past school year. Reflection is a vital component of growth. This month we’ve included a free printable document to help you reflect on your successes and challenges and envision a fantastic year ahead.
This month we want to take a moment to say THANK YOU for all that you do every day for the students in your classroom! You make a difference in the lives of so many children each day and though you deserve much more than a week of celebration, we hope this month’s freebies, giveaways, and resources will show a little bit of our admiration!
Thank You Teachers!
This month the Student Learning and Partner Success team is giving away five $50 Amazon gift cards and a gift basket filled with Step Up swag!
Register for our Free Virtual Event: Choice in Education Celebration
Have you heard about the Choice in Education Celebration? We are throwing a virtual party to close out the school year! This FREE event will be held virtually on May 26th from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. We will hear from Keynote Speaker Gerry Brooks, and giveaway fabulous prizes! Save your seat and REGISTER TODAY!
April is National Financial Literacy Month! Helping students to learn how to manage their finances sets them up for greater success and economic stability as adults. We are excited to share some excellent interactive digital and printable resources that you can use in your classrooms this month!
Other Free K-12 Financial Literacy Supplemental Lessons and Activities:
The Council for Economic Education’s FREE Financial Fitness for Lifeprogram helps K-12 students gain a better understanding of economic concepts. The entire booklet can be downloaded by grade level and there is even a parent guide!
The U.S. Mint websiteoffers lots of fun, engaging activities for grades K-6, including games!
The U.S. Treasury has a FREE dynamic four-lesson downloadable curriculum supplement for middle school students called “Money Math: Lessons for Life.”
Junior Achievement’s JA Personal Finance curriculum for high school students focuses on spending money wisely through budgeting, saving and investing, using credit cautiously, and protecting personal finances. Many of their courses are available virtually!
March is Women’s History Month! This month’s resources are dedicated to helping you celebrate Women’s History Month in your classroom. Challenge your students at any grade level to read about important women in history!
February is Black History Month! As teachers, we know you are working toward representation and inclusion every day in your classrooms. This month we’ve included some resources to help you celebrate and honor Black History Month. We hope you can use these resources all year long!
2022 Black History Month Student and Educator Contests
First Lady Casey DeSantis announced this year’s Black History Month contests theme is Celebrating African-American Contributions to Florida’s History. Student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.
Virtual Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
In celebration of Black History Month, explore NMAAHC’s Searchable Museum. The Searchable Museum is an opportunity to engage with online exhibitions, virtual symposia and digital programs. The Museum reaches beyond walls to provide a rich digital experience that includes a multimedia presentation of NMAAHC’s historical narratives, collections, and educational resources.
Books, Lesson Plans, and Activities
Books and Vocabulary Recommendations for Black History Month – Click Here
Black History Month Free Activity Sheets – Click Here
Don’t Forget to Nominate for the Step Up for Students Rising Stars Awards!
Please join us in celebrating scholarship students around the state for our annual Rising Stars Awards! This year, Step Up for Students is offering a hybrid experience! In-person events will be held in Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Broward, or you may choose to attend a virtual award ceremony!
Nominate up to three scholarship students total from your school!
National School Choice Week is January 22 – 29, 2022. NSCW shines a spotlight on effective K-12 education options for children to raise awareness of school choice across all 50 states. Whether you want to share your participation in School Choice Week, celebrate it, or find new resources, be sure to check out the links below!
Get the word out:
To view the many ways you can help spread the word about National School Choice Week, check out this link for National School Choice Week.
Have you heard about the Great Minds Knowledge Summit?
Looking to explore new knowledge-based curriculum options for reading, math, and science for your school? Check out the upcoming Great Minds Knowledge Summit this summer! Click here to sign up and learn more!
We know this semester has been challenging for so many reasons, but we also know that it has been rewarding too! This month we want to help you reflect and recharge. Take a moment to celebrate all the success you experienced this semester and reflect on your opportunities for improvement. Check out our free printable “Semester in Review” document below and explore some resources to inspire and entertain you!
Looking to explore new knowledge-based curriculum options for reading, math, and science for your school? Check out the upcoming Great Minds Knowledge Summit in February 2022! Click here to sign up and learn more!
Looking to explore new knowledge based curriculum options for reading, math, and science for your school? Check out the upcoming Great Minds Knowledge Summit in February 2022! Clear here to sign up and learn more!