Pizza pie math lessons teach geometry, fractions, decimals, percents for Pi Day - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

March 14 is Pi Day. It's not a spelling error for pie day. Pi is a Greek term denoting the mathematical portion 3.14 (or 22/7 in fraction form) used in geometry. That's why it's celebrated on 3/14. And Pi Day 2015 has math nerds especially geeked because it's pi to the 4th place value: 3.1415, reported WBEZ on March 13. Pi Day celebrates geometry and math. Take a bite out of math anxiety with these hands-on pizza "pie" math lessons for Pi Day.  Pizza pie math lessons teach geometry, fractions, decimals, percents for Pi Day

Free Catholic Bible printables, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy Week coloring pages - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Catholics celebrate several special religious days, referred to as holy days of obligation. These days center around a Bible event in the life of Jesus or His Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary. Holy Days are All Saints Day (Nov. 1), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), Christmas (preceded by the holy season of Advent), Solemnity of Mary (Jan 1), Ash Wednesday (movable feast which kicks of the holy season of Lent and leads up to Easter), Ascension Thursday (movable feast) and the Assumption of Mary (August 15). Here are free printable Catholic coloring pages featuring Bible stories. prayer, sacraments, mass, Gospel, saints, Lent, Advent, holidays and holy days, life of Jesus, Catholic saints' feast days, rosary and stations of the cross.Free Catholic Bible printables, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Holy Week coloring pages

Free printable valentines, children's Valentine's Day crafts

Valentine's Day, celebrated Feb. 14, usually represents a party, candy and cards for children, So how about some free printable Valentine's Day coloring pages, cut and paste, games, lessons, puzzles and activities? Here are some websites to check out for free Valentine's Day printables. Use in school or homeschool. Tie in with your regular curriculum. Free printable valentines, children's Valentine's Day crafts

Free printable Black History Month worksheets, lesson plans, book activities

 Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated in the U.S. on the third Monday in January, Jan. 19 in 2015. Black History Month is observed in February, in the US. Schools usually offer special programming and lesson plans on issues and events that are significant to African Americans. Students explore biographies and contributions of famous black Americans. They read books written specifically about or by African Americans. Students of all backgrounds benefit from such activities. Here are free printable Black History Month worksheets and lesson plans. Black History Month printables, worksheets, lesson plans, book activities 

Free printable Bible Christmas puzzles, games, mazes, crafts, word searches - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

Looking for free printable Bible Christmas lesson plans? Here are dozens of free printable Catholic and Christian Christmas activities. Focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Coloring pages, crafts, mazes, word search, puzzles and lesson plans are available to print free for families and non-profits. These activities make excellent holiday lesson plans. They're great to use at Advent to count down to Christmas. Use for homeschool, Sunday school, Catholic and Christian school, CCD and Catholic religious education. These Christmas activities come right from the Bible, which of course, incorporates the Joyful Mysteries of the rosary, too.  Free printable Bible Christmas puzzles, games, mazes, crafts, word searches

Free printable Chanukah crafts and Jewish activities

Hanukkah (spelled Chanukah in Yiddish) is the Jewish Festival of Light. It begins at sundown December 16, 2014. This eight-day feast fluctuates on the western Gregorian calendar. It always lands between late November to early December on the Gregorian calendar. On the Hebrew lunar calendar it's always the 25th of Kislev.



Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas. The two holidays share nothing except calendar proximity on the calendar. Hanukkah celebrates the Miracle of the Maccabees, when the temple lights did not burn out for eight days. The festival involves lighting the menorah, feasting, dreidel games and other activities.



Here are websites with free printable Jewish lesson plans, Chanukah activities and Hebrew historical info. They'll help Jewish kids express their faith and non-Jews learn more about Judaism.

Free printable Chanukah crafts and Jewish activities

Free printable voting and elections lesson plans

U.S. General Election Day is always the first Tuesday in November. This year, it's November 4, 2014, says Holiday Insights. Teachers and homeschool parents, looking for free printable election lesson plans? Read on.



I remember in 1972, our school was immersed in the Nixon-McGovern election. We staged debates and mock elections, explored voting booths and campaigned for our candidate. It was a great hands-on learning experience. 42 years later, we have technology and the internet to help us teach voting, elections and politics. Here are free lesson plans, puzzles, quizzes, games, writing prompts and coloring pages to explore.  Free printable voting and elections lesson plans for Election Day - Grand Rapids Holidays | Examiner.com

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