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Arts & Crafts 

100th Day of School Craft for Kids – My Feathered Friend
100th Day of School Craft for Kids – My Feathered Friend

The 100th Day of School is a great time to celebrate and break out the art supplies for some fun and creativity.  The 100th Day of School Feathered Friend is a great example of how little learners can use their imaginations to show their 100th Day pride.  With only a few easy-to-find materials and a
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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 

Reading with a Purpose and Taking a Stand
Reading with a Purpose and Taking a Stand

  by Steve Reifman My classroom’s daily Reading Workshop period consists of several components: mini-lessons that aim to build students’ comprehension skills, independent reading time, partner reading time, and word work that addresses spelling, grammar, and other language conventions and standards. This article focuses on how I structure the work my students do during their
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Grades 7-9 

Creative Writing for Middle School Students
Creative Writing for Middle School Students

Encouraging middle school students to write is by no means an easy task. The trick, according to intermediate grade teachers, is to engage students’ senses and make the writing process an interactive experience. The ideas below all come from Sixth Grade Teachers who know, first-hand, the challenges of such a task. Their insight and wisdom
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Grades K-3 

5 Really Good Reading Ideas for the Elementary Classroom
5 Really Good Reading Ideas for the Elementary Classroom

Sometimes all you need is that one new lesson idea to launch a whole host of creativity. When some of our Really Good Teachers share their best ideas, you know you are bound to find ones that will work for you. Check out the tips for nurturing a love of reading in your students from
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Holidays 

Black History Month: 20 Children’s Books Worth Reading
Black History Month: 20 Children’s Books Worth Reading

Start planning now for Black History Month with some amazing children’s books that are perfect to share with your elementary students.  While Black History Month doesn’t begin until February 1st, it runs the entirety of the month and offers teachers a great opportunity to discuss history.  The books below are sure to hold your students’
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Music 

5 Music Resources for the Classroom
5 Music Resources for the Classroom

Music can play such an important part in the classroom.  It helps with transition times, behavior management, classroom management, and can instantly change the mood of students (and teachers!).  While many teachers bring in their own music, it can get expensive to fund a class music library.  Besides asking the music teacher to borrow her CDs,
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Preschool 

50 ABC Books for Young Learners
50 ABC Books for Young Learners

Books that focus on the alphabet not only help to reinforce a child’s understanding of the ABCs, but they also help to foster a love for books and reading.  With so many alphabet books out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.  The 50 books below are perfect additions to any young
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