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Creating a Safe Haven for Every Child

Guest post by Q. Futrell My name is Q. Futrell, and I recently developed a resource that brings awareness and helps get the conversation of parental incarceration started! My book is called, Our Moms. This book deals with four characters that all look different but share one common factor. Their mothers are incarcerated. I was
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Advertising Student Experts


Advertising Student Experts

  Finding out what you’re good at is difficult for adults, let alone children. However, this idea by Meghan, a Kindergarten Teacher, from Cantonsville, MD, focuses on the strengths of each student. Instead of asking a child to explain his strengths, Meghan observes students to discover talents that they might not even know they have.
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Creating a Safe Haven for Every Child


Creating a Safe Haven for Every Child

Guest post by Q. Futrell My name is Q. Futrell, and I recently developed a resource that brings awareness and helps get the conversation of parental incarceration started! My book is called, Our Moms. This book deals with four characters that all look different but share one common factor. Their mothers are incarcerated. I was
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How to Use Class Pen Pals


How to Use Class Pen Pals

Do you remember a time before computers and email when people actually had to write letters to send written communication? For today’s elementary school generation, there has never been a time when email, video conferencing, and text messaging wasn’t the norm.  Yet, there’s something to be said for old-school communication and the benefits it had.
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Eliminate Math Anxiety


Eliminate Math Anxiety

by Jennifer and Jessica from Astute Hoot Panic, paranoia, shutting down, frustration, and lack of confidence are all symptoms of math anxiety. Math anxiety has been defined as feelings of tension and anxiety that interfere with the manipulation of numbers and the solving of mathematical problems in a wide variety of ordinary life and academic
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Creating a Bakery Dramatic Play Area


Creating a Bakery Dramatic Play Area

Creating a bakery dramatic play area for toddlers is a wonderful way to introduce the culinary art of baking to children. Complete with a kitchen, recipes, and a storefront to sell baked goods, preschoolers will enjoy this theme of pretend play. As a baker, shop owner, or customer, early learners are free to explore the
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3 Easy and Inexpensive Spring Crafts for Kids


3 Easy and Inexpensive Spring Crafts for Kids

Looking for some fun, easy, and inexpensive craft ideas for your kids this spring?  The three activities below are sure to keep them engaged without having to spend a lot on craft supplies.  From stress release strategies to readers’ theater to a colorful flower that work well for Mother’s Day, these ideas can be easily
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The Power of a Book: BookMentors.org
The Power of a Book: BookMentors.org

I had bins and shelves crammed full of books for my third graders.  Books with colorful, creative, eye-catching covers strategically displayed to pique my students’ curiosity.  There were daring characters and funny stories, poetry, and tales of the Wild West.  My library was complete…until Paul* couldn’t find a book he wanted to read.

Science Fair Project Ideas and Resources
Science Fair Project Ideas and Resources

  Science Fair season is quickly approaching and helping your students prepare for it can be a huge undertaking.  Since so much of the project is done outside of the classroom, it is important to give students and parents resources that will help them succeed.  We have compiled a list of some great science fair
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Social Media in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom

Do you use social media in the classroom?  The Really Good Teachers at #TeachChat on February 3, 2015 shared some of their best tips and tricks for using it to enhance lessons and increase learning.  Read the transcript below and then join us on March 11th for the next chat!