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Arts & Crafts 

Handprint Turkey Crafts and Bulletin Board Ideas for the Classroom
Handprint Turkey Crafts and Bulletin Board Ideas for the Classroom

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to introduce some craft fun into your lessons.  From color words to rhyming words to character education, these four handprint turkey activities are easy to integrate with the Common Core State Standards or your state’s standards.  Make this Thanksgiving, a memorable one for
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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 

Math Eggs – A Classroom Craft Activity
Math Eggs – A Classroom Craft Activity

Infusing seasonal items into the classroom is an easy way to relate learning to everyday life.  With Easter on the horizon, plastic eggs are everywhere.  With a Sharpie marker in hand, you can quickly and easily turn them into fun math manipulatives for centers.  This is one center that can be completed in about 15
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Grades 7-9 

68 Top Pick Books by Teachers
68 Top Pick Books by Teachers

We asked teachers across the country which book they would share with their students if they were only able to choose one.  With over 60 different books on the list, some of the suggestions may surprise you, but all of them are sure to engage young readers.  Did your favorite book make the list?  

Grades K-3 

Pi Day:  Pi City Math Activity
Pi Day: Pi City Math Activity

Pi Day is March 14th and it is the perfect day for celebrating all things math related.  This year, break out of the everyday routine and have students create Pi Cities using Pi as the foundation of the city drawings.

Holidays 

7 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables
7 Free St. Patrick’s Day Printables

May the luck of the Irish be with you as you plan for St. Patrick’s Day in your classroom!  This mid-March holiday is the perfect break between the doldrums of Winter and the promise of Spring.  Since many schools are preparing for or administering standardized tests around this time of year, St. Patrick’s Day offers
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Music 

#TeachChat Archive:  Art, Music, and Movement in the Common Core Classroom – October 16, 2013
#TeachChat Archive: Art, Music, and Movement in the Common Core Classroom – October 16, 2013

Art, music, and movement are alive and well in classrooms across the country.  The teachers at #TeachChat on Wednesday, October 16th shared their ideas for incorporating activities into lessons and daily routines.  Check out their hints, tips, and resources in the transcript below.  Join us for the next #TeachChat on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at
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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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