4th of July Jokes, Fun Facts & Classroom Games

To set off a little holiday fireworks of our own, today in TeachHUB.com we introduced some 4th of July jokes, fun facts, and classroom games for all ages!

Here’s a sample:

What would you get if you crossed a patriot with a small curly-haired dog?
Yankee Poodle

Make Room for the Hot Dogs!
More than 150 million hot dogs are consumed on the July 4. That's roughly 1 dog for every two people in the U.S.

Share you favorite Independence Day jokes, fun facts, games or anything enjoyable for the season!

Teaching Strategies that Use Sticky Notes

Post-it notes – those square pieces of paper that stick to many surfaces and remind us of what we need to do next – can also be used as helpful classroom devices that can help us further connect with students!
Today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Jordan Catapano,, himself an English teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, takes a look at some alternative ways that sticky notes can enhance your classroom experience. His ideas include:

  • Annotating books and articles
  • Brainstorming
  • And more!

Jordan sums up his ideas with this paragraph: “What I love about sticky-notes is that their size, colors, cost, and you-can-put-me-anywhere qualities provide limitless applications. Whether for myself, colleagues, or students, these sticky-notes offer a multitude of easy opportunities to improve thinking and collaboration.”

How do you use post-it notes?

Maintaining Healthy Children & Their Hygiene

Today on TeachHUB.com, we take a look at one of the aspects of teaching that isn’t necessarily emphasized in the collegiate educational curriculum: How to keep kids sanitary and maintain healthy children.

Indeed, by teaching kids about health and hygiene, we are empowering them to remain healthy children and we are teaching them how to prevent the spread of disease.

Janelle Cox, a frequent TeachHUB.com contributing writer with a strong educational background, today looks at some fun-yet-educational ways that teachers can use to emphasize the importance of cleanliness. These methods include a strong focus on hand-washing, which includes and experiment:

Challenge students to wash with only water, what happens? Does it do the job?

Then ask students to wash with only dry soap. Are their hands clean now?

Next instruct students to wet their hands and lather up. How clean are their hands now?

Janelle also notes that clean clothing can also lead to better hygiene, and she lays out a three-point, easily executable experiment that emphasizes the importance of sartorial cleanliness.

She wraps up her article thusly: “However you may feel about the topic, we can all agree that good habits means good health. By asking students to follow good hygiene habits in your classroom, you can keep your room free of infectious diseases and germs, and who wouldn’t want that?”

How do you teach your students the importance of health and hygiene? Do you think it should be taught in school or is it the parent’s job?