Teaching With Books
If you went to school in the early 1800s, you wouldn’t have had a summer vacation. Kids who lived in big cities studied all year long. Kids who lived in rural areas studied during the summer and winter. They helped with farm work during the spring and fall. In the 1840s, an American education reformer named Horace Mann decided that everyone should follow the same school year calendar. The summer vacation was born!
Before we had post offices and mailboxes, mail had to be delivered by hand. Sometimes messengers would have to travel many miles on foot or on horseback; it could take months for a letter to be delivered.
What does the underlined prefix mean?
The actor plays villains well, but he was uninteresting as the hero in his newest movie.
Write a sentence using another word with the prefix un-.
The movie cost $6.50. Together, a small popcorn and a bottle of water cost $5.25. How much will two kids spend at the movies if they each buy a ticket, a popcorn, and a bottle of water?
Everything You Need
Begin the year with a bulletin board project that helps students get to know one another.