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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 

Ooey Gooey Bouncing Ball Science Experiment
Ooey Gooey Bouncing Ball Science Experiment

Ah, Spring!  It is getting to be the time of year when students would much rather be running around outside than sitting in a classroom.  While spending the day outdoors may not be an option, a fun chemistry science experiment can get them out of their seats and actively engaged.  Students love STEM activities and
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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 

TeachChat: Effective Reading Strategies
TeachChat: Effective Reading Strategies

  What makes a reading strategy effective?  Learn what other teachers and special guests from Astute Hoot have to say when they weighed in during the #TeachChat on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.  Ideas, strategies, and tools to enhance students’ understanding and experience were all part of the discussion. 

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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