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Arts & Crafts 

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.

Common Core Standards 

Math: Teaching Each Foundational Component
Math: Teaching Each Foundational Component

by Diana Remick, Monthly Columnist Whether you are using Common Core or state standards, math is an overwhelming content area with so many basic skills that need to be acquired before “moving on”. Teachers are responsible for teaching the grade level standards, but must go back to foundational skills that students may lack or have
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Grades 4-6 

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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Grades 7-9 

Middle School Math Game: Toss It Tuesday
Middle School Math Game: Toss It Tuesday

  Getting middle school students invested in math can be a challenging task. This great math idea was submitted to us by Maribeth, a 4th and 5th Grade Teacher, in Baltimore, MD. “To drill my students on multiplication facts, we play Toss it Tuesday!” she explained.  While it can be easily adapted for elementary grades,
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Grades K-3 

Astute Hoot Steals the Show
Astute Hoot Steals the Show

In between producing amazing products that help both struggling and non-struggling readers and young mathematicians, Jennifer Zoglman, Jessica Murphy, and Tina Rataj-Berard of Astute Hoot have also started to spread the word about their full line of products with the Arizona community where they’re based.  On a recent episode of Arizona Midday, Zoglman and Murphy
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Holidays 

10 Valentine’s Day Books for Preschool
10 Valentine’s Day Books for Preschool

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with great Valentine’s Day books for preschool. They’re a fantastic way to introduce the history of the holiday, as well as get your students excited about celebrating Valentine’s Day. Here are 10 books to get you started!  

Music 

Create an Outdoor Music Center for Preschool
Create an Outdoor Music Center for Preschool

  Providing children with the opportunity to explore sound, feel movement and make their own music is the purpose of an outdoor music center. Allowing them to freely discover different types of sounds and rhythms from a variety of instruments and objects inspires creativity and facilitates hands-on learning. Encouraging outside play and dance with an
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Preschool 

Celebrating Read Across America Day in Preschool
Celebrating Read Across America Day in Preschool

Read Across America Day is commemorated on March 2, which is also the birthday of famous children’s author Dr. Seuss. A small group from the National Education Association created this day to promote, motivate and celebrate reading every day of the year all across the nation. With the help of parents, teachers, and caretakers, Read
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