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Tag- You're It!

I played the game of tag the other day, and let me tell you, those kids had rules! I couldn't tag their heads or feet. Heads are to be protected, feet might trip someone. I had to be firm, yet gentle. So no slugfest tagging. They had a few other rules, and I just blinked my eyes, confused. Since when did little kids give rules for playing a game of tag in such a concise way?

After losing the game of tag (those kids were fast!), I returned to my computer to find a lesson on President's Day. It'll be here soon, and with the excitement in Washington DC right now, I believe this President's Day will be truly celebrated. I tried searching under President and found about 5 teacher friendly lessons. I took a personal shine to the one about Abraham Lincoln: The boy who loved books for the elementary. Kay Teehan's resource in the form of a wiki about American Presidents was also very beneficial.

However, I really wanted lessons on Presidents Day. So I tried another search with Presidents Day and my result was zero.

Why would none of the President resources show up for Presidents Day?

Tagging. See each resource has a place for you to add a tag (or more) to help people find your resource. The more tags you enter, the easier it is to find your resource.

This brought on a discussion with the moderators and we decided to play a game of "tag" here. We challenge you to create a resource with ANY of the tags listed below. We chose topics or themes that will start popping up between now and thru the end of February, and gave obvious tags to go with each if possible. We will search Teacher Share on February 2nd for lessons with those tags. If your lesson comes up, your name will go into a drawing for one of three prizes.The more resources you share, the more chances you have to win.

The tags for this game are:

  • Groundhog's Day: shadow, groundhog
  • Valentine's Day: feelings, heart, St. Valentine
  • American Heart Health: heart, health
  • Dental Health: tooth, teeth, dental
  • Black History
  • Presidents' Day
  • 100th Day of School
  • Mardi Gras

Now some of us would like a little bit more security in making sure lessons are found. Feel free to leave either a question or the link to your lesson below.

Tag! You're it!


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