holidays & seasons

Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

May 11, 2017

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In the Classroom
Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week is certainly cause for celebration, and though we IXLers are no longer in school, many of us have been lucky enough to be taught by educators who made a lasting impact on our lives. Read on for heartwarming stories about IXLers’ favorite teachers!

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A+ Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

April 28, 2017

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At Home
A+ Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

While it’s true that teachers deserve appreciation every day of the year, Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) provides the perfect opportunity to honor the educators in your life. Kick off your week of gratitude with this roundup of creative gifts—from the practical and the edible, to no-cost and last-minute ideas.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

April 18, 2017

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At Home
10 Ways to Celebrate Spring

It’s time to put away your winter coat and celebrate the arrival of sunny days, cheerful flowers, and all things spring! We’ve gathered a few ideas for a spring-ified to-do list that will guarantee family fun all season long.

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Spruce Up for Spring! 5 Tips for Cleaning with Kids

March 30, 2017

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At Home
Spruce Up for Spring! 5 Tips for Cleaning with Kids

For many families, the arrival of spring inspires a whole host of spring cleaning goals. But how do you turn that urge to declutter into a household reality? To help you out, we’ve gathered up some simple tips and tricks to make tidying up less of a chore.

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Celebrate Pi Day with IXL!

A free download with activities to help your class master circles

March 10, 2017

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In the Classroom
Celebrate Pi Day with IXL!

The most irrational day of the year is fast approaching and we have lots of ideas for how you can celebrate 3/14 with your class. Bobbi Bear, an IXL Learning Resources Manager, is sharing activities for all grades that will help your students solidify their circle knowledge. Read on to get the details and to download the free lesson plan!

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5 Indoor Activities to Beat Cabin Fever

January 20, 2017

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At Home
5 Indoor Activities to Beat Cabin Fever

Winter weather got you down? Too many snow days can lead to a family-wide case of cabin fever—but there are plenty of ways to stay active, entertained, and cozy! Check out these simple ideas the whole family can enjoy, no matter what’s in your weather forecast.

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Start Your New Year Off Right with Resolutions for the Whole Family

Set and keep goals that the entire family can get behind

December 28, 2016

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At Home
Start Your New Year Off Right with Resolutions for the Whole Family

New Year’s resolutions are infamously hard to keep, yet they’re still a great way to look ahead and plan out the things you’d like to accomplish in the coming year. So why not set some goals as a family that will help you create more quality time and run a smoother household?

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Maintain momentum during school breaks with IXL

Free downloads for parents and teachers to make the most of time off

December 21, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
Maintain momentum during school breaks with IXL

As you count down the days until break begins, we’ve rounded up some ways you can use IXL to keep students’ skills sharp during their time off. Read on to download our two free guides for parents and teachers.

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Cultural Celebration Activities for Your Classroom

December 7, 2016

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In the Classroom
Cultural Celebration Activities for Your Classroom

The winter season is filled with opportunities to learn about cultural celebrations and bring some festive fun into your classroom. Whether you’re looking for lesson plan inspiration or holiday games and crafts, here’s a roundup of ideas for a full month of learning.

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Festive Family Activities for an Enlightening Winter Break

December 6, 2016

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At Home
Festive Family Activities for an Enlightening Winter Break

With winter break fast approaching, it’s nice to look forward to some quality family time. For a holiday season to remember, we’ve created a list of fun family activities that will give you a chance to soak up the season—and learn a thing or two.

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