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    All About Juneteenth: The History Of and How to...

    Juneteenth, also referred to as America’s Second Independence Day, marks an important event in our nation’s history, as does its declaration as a federal holiday in 2021. Incorporating Juneteenth activities into your classroom is a great way to engage students while promoting an understanding of the history and meaning of this important day. In this […]

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    Summer Break Bucket List Printable

    Did someone say summer vacation? Ah yes, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Looking for ways to have fun in the sun this summer? We’ve got you covered! This free Summer Break Bucket List printable provides a list of activities to keep you, your students, and just about anyone active this summer. This worksheet, […]

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    Summer Reading Recommendations from PLS Instruc...

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Summer break is here. There are finally some extra hours in the day to spend doing the things that you like to do. One of the things we love most at PLS Classes is relaxing and getting lost in a good book. Today we’re sharing some summer […]

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    Enroll Today & Help Spread the Love

    Happy Pride Month! To show our support for the LGBTQIA+ community, we will be donating to GLSEN, a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters to ensure the rights of LGBTQ youth are protected. For each enrollment we receive in our Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom™ course throughout the month of June, we […]

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    Portrait of a Graduate. Giving Students the Too...

    The word congratulations rings through the air like a clear peal of a bell, and suddenly the sky is filled with colorful caps reaching skyward. You look around and see the students whose academic, emotional, and social development you have been helping to sculpt, wildly grinning as they watch their graduation caps float and fall […]

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    Mental Health Awareness Month Printable

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. As teachers, it is essential to check-in on your students’ mental health. To help, we created this free printable containing several worksheets focused on mental health and supporting your students’ well-being. Mindful of Emotions All Grade Levels This worksheet is designed to help your students better understand emotions. In […]

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    Favorite Podcasts from PLS Classes Instructors

    By now we should have piqued your interest on why you should give podcasts a try. Today, we’re sharing some of our instructor’s favorite podcasts. Disclaimer: PLS Classes does not endorse or get reimbursed for featuring any of the podcast in this article. Jenn Hund Recommends Grammar Girl Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing […]

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    Can Listening to Podcasts Help Boost Your Mood?

    Emerging in the early 2000s, podcasts have certainly gained momentum. “From 2008 to 2021, the average percentage of Americans aged 12 and older who listened to a podcast within the last month jumped from 9 percent to 41 percent” (Tutt, 2021). Now there are about 1.7 million podcasts available to listen to, and the number […]

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    It’s Our Favorite Time of the Year

    It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to thank you for all you do as an educator. Enroll in a PLS course between Monday, May 2 and Friday, May 6, 2022 and earn a $75 Target.com GiftCard* for each course you successfully complete.  How It Works: Register for a PLS […]

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    Earth Day Free Printables

    In honor of Earth Day, we’re sharing these free printables to help you introduce some ways in which you can encourage your students to help take care of our planet. Please note, the following grade levels are suggestions. Students can complete either activity regardless of grade. Earth Day Search & Find Grade Levels: K-1 According […]

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    April Quiz: What Flower Are You?

    Roses are red, violets are blue, take our April quiz to discover which flower are you!  […]

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    Help Us Support International Humanitarian Efforts

    For every enrollment between April 1-30, 2022, PLS Classes will donate $10 to the World Central Kitchen (WCK), a worldwide, not-for-profit organization providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. The organization’s most recent effort is serving food to displaced families of Ukraine, providing over one million fresh meals to those fleeing their […]

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    Holiday Classroom Idea: 12 Days of Visitors

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As excitement bubbles into your classroom this holiday season, why not sprinkle in some more fun? Today, we’re featuring a holiday activity idea that came to us from Western New York teacher, Allissa Wery. To help spread holiday cheer and change things up in her classroom before […]

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    Supporting Small and Local Businesses During th...

    When searching for the perfect gifts for family and friends, keeping your holiday shopping small and close to home this holiday season can have a significant impact on your community. Not only does shopping small and local help keep local economies afloat, but it also helps you build relationships and have a little fun too. […]

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    Fun-Filled Winter Worksheets Printable

    The weeks before winter break are filled with excitement and anticipation. Keeping students engaged and focused during these weeks can be challenging, but it can also be a fun opportunity to implement winter-related activities in the classroom. In our winter printable, we’ve provided three activities to get students thinking about winter vocabulary. Winter BINGO Not […]

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    Our Cyber Monday deal is back!

    Enroll in a PLS Class now through Tuesday, 11/29 using one of our two available promo codes:  The best part? You can enroll in as many courses as you’d like. But wait there’s more… For every enrollment, we will also donate $10 to KABOOM!, a not-for-profit organization that works with underserved communities to build safe […]

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    Thanksgiving Desserts from Our Team

    Thanksgiving isn’t complete without dessert! This year we’re sharing our team’s favorite Thanksgiving dessert recipes that are just too gourd to pass up. Ashley Jankowski, Marketing Advisor Pumpkin Pie Truffle Balls Ingredients: [  ] – 4 oz. cream cheese [  ] – 2 tbsp powdered sugar [  ] – 1/3 cups  pumpkin puree [  ] […]

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    STEM Day Instagram Giveaway With Dee Romito

    In honor of National STEM Day, we are partnering with Western New York children’s author, Dee Romito, to give away two complete sets of her Fort Builders, Inc. series for you and a friend. These chapter books are a great introduction to STEM for young readers and provide examples of collaboration and problem-solving.  To Enter: […]

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