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5 Counting Activities for Math Awareness

  Recognizing numbers, counting, patterning, and sorting are all aspects of math awareness that children need to practice and study. These basic math concepts are introduced in the early developmental stages of preschool and set the foundation for learning more advanced mathematics in future academia. Observing and applying these early concepts will give children the
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Literature Studies Made Easy
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Integrate multiple strategies within the context of authentic literature.

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Tell Us to Win!


Tell Us to Win!

  THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Leave a comment on this blog post telling us how you use or would use any of our Really Good Stuff Chair Pockets, Dry Erase Boards, Journals, Book Pouches, or Foot Covers and be entered to win a set of the product, as well as have the chance to
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5 Counting Activities for Math Awareness


5 Counting Activities for Math Awareness

  Recognizing numbers, counting, patterning, and sorting are all aspects of math awareness that children need to practice and study. These basic math concepts are introduced in the early developmental stages of preschool and set the foundation for learning more advanced mathematics in future academia. Observing and applying these early concepts will give children the
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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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Play in Preschool: 5 Easy Dramatic Play Costumes for Kids


Play in Preschool: 5 Easy Dramatic Play Costumes for Kids

Dramatic play in preschool is a wonderful way to engage children in activities that expand the imagination, as well as incorporate real life situations to be acted out. Once the pretend play stage is set, the performance can be spruced up with a few costume selections. Dress up attire does not have to be elaborate
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5 Egg Carton Crafts for Kids


5 Egg Carton Crafts for Kids

It is amazing what egg cartons can be turned into with the help of a little imagination. Ignite the minds of little learners with some of these creative egg carton crafts for kids.


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!