Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month is in MAY.

World Ocean Day is in June

Our Flag/a>

FAKE News!Can you Tell The REAL News?

Rachel Carson, A Reader's Theater Script

A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts on Famous Women

William Shakespeare,a Reader's Theater Script(Birthday 4/23)

A Bundle of Readings on Famous Women

Ada Lovelace, First Computer Programmer(A Reading)

History of Candy, A Webquest!

Mesopotamia: A Bundle of Resources

Phoenicians, A Bundle of Resources

ALL Things Egyptian!

Revolutionary War Bundle

Civil War Bundle

Learn About Our Government Bundle

Writers: A Bundle of Reader's Theater Scripts

STEM BIographies! 6 Reader's Theater Scripts

STEM BIOGRAPHIES, Reader's Theater Scripts (Part 2)

Everything has a History!)*also sold individually

Civics:Learn about Our Government: A Bundle of Resources!

U.S. Landmarks!

World Landmarks!

My Book- Fashion Rules!

My Book-Mrs. Paddington and the Silver Mousetraps

Reader's Theater Scripts(Biographies in Ancient History):

Click here to learn more:Reader's Theater Scripts (Biographies in US History)


Is That FAKE News?

Anti-Bullying Resources

Need a quick activity?
Bell Ringers!

In the News!
Updated regularly

Mrs. Portulaca Purpilopilis

and the Purple Adventure Goggles


The Wooden Cookie Box Story The Wooden Cookie Box

DBQ Activities!

Facts to Wow your Friends!

World Landmarks: Lots of fun things to use with your students!

Teaching Ideas!


Geography Activities

Geography Ideas!

Purpleannie's Travels

Crossword Puzzles!

Short Reads of interest

Dive into Career Choices

Teaching Tips A-Z

Mrs. Waffenschmidt
Science Fun!




Landmarks from Around the World

Calender of Resources for the Year:

Mail Gail:
Mailbox Gail Hennessey

The official U.S. time - snapshot

Get the dirt on DIRT!

We walk all over it, get it on the bottom of our shoes,and many like to play it in. Just what is dirt? Leonardo da Vinci once wrote,"We know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot."

  • Dirt can be in a rainbow of colors- red, bluish gray, grayish brown,green,lemon-yellow, white, black, and of course...brown.
  • Did you know that an earthworm can eat 36 tons of soil in a year?

Every state has a "state soil". What's YOUR state's soil?

  • Here's a vocabulary word for you-geophagy, the eating of dirt.
  • Scientists say that there are more living organisms in a tablespoon of soil than people on the earth(that's about 7 Billion)

Many of the antibiotics we use for medicine when we are ill come from tiny organisms that live in dirt.

  • It take over 500 years to make just one inch of topsoil, the very fertile layer of soil
  • About 10,000 different types of soil can be found on the continent of Europe. About 70,000 different types of soil have been identified in the United States.
  • NASA uses satellites to watch our dirt from outer space. Such technology helps scientists learn about our soil.

Did you know that soil by volcanoes is extremely fertile?