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How to Set-Up a Post Office Dramatic Play Area

Dramatic play is an extremely valuable part of early learning. Encouraging children to be creative and use their imagination positively enhances their educational experience. There are endless possibilities for dramatic play areas that will engage them in learning how to role play, improving their social skills, and enhancing their ability to pretend. In this article,
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How to Set-Up a Post Office Dramatic Play Area


How to Set-Up a Post Office Dramatic Play Area

Dramatic play is an extremely valuable part of early learning. Encouraging children to be creative and use their imagination positively enhances their educational experience. There are endless possibilities for dramatic play areas that will engage them in learning how to role play, improving their social skills, and enhancing their ability to pretend. In this article,
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Top 10 Signs That You’re Excited About Back to School


Top 10 Signs That You’re Excited About Back to School

It’s that time again. Time when the dog days of summer start melting into the countdown to the return to classroom life. While students are soaking up the last bits of summer fun, teachers are torn between the back to school anticipation and wanting to deny that their days outside of the classroom are numbered.
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What’s The Purpose? 15 Activities to Reinforce the Author’s Purpose


What’s The Purpose?  15 Activities to Reinforce the Author’s Purpose

Identifying an author’s purpose for writing can be a tricky skill for some students.  Help them out by providing opportunities to write in different ways.  The ideas below offer some quick and easy ways to reinforce the difference between writing to inform, entertain, and persuade.  They’re perfect to use in your classroom writing center or
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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.



From Picture Clues to Textual Evidence


From Picture Clues to Textual Evidence

Guest post by Jessica from Astute Hoot. Using picture clues or detecting, is a key strategy for beginning readers. Pictorial clues can serve as a bridge to decoding strategies such as sounding out and blending and also compensate for weak decoding skills in struggling readers. Pictures can also increase comprehension by providing elaboration for a
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3 Indoor Recess Energy Blasters


3 Indoor Recess Energy Blasters

  No matter where you live, those days when the words “indoor recess” are spoken over the loudspeaker there’s an instant feeling of dread.  Have no fear!  We have three really good indoor recess activities that will help you stay sane while helping your students burn off some of that extra energy.


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!