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Arts & Crafts 

5 Fall Classroom Crafts for Kids
5 Fall Classroom Crafts for Kids

The crunch of fall leaves and smell of pumpkin spice is in the air as autumn makes its entrance.  Bring some of that festive fall feel into the classroom with some easy and inexpensive crafts to do with your students.  Weave them into science and history lessons, relate them to books about fall, and make
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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 

10 Must-Read Children’s Books for the 2014-2015 School Year
10 Must-Read Children’s Books for the 2014-2015 School Year

Engaging children’s literature can be the gateway to a lifelong love of reading for your students. Explore some wonderful new and old favorites this school year and make reading come alive. Here are 10 suggestions to get you started!

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 

7 Ways to Practice Sight Words
7 Ways to Practice Sight Words

Sure the Dolch sight words are an impressive list, but with a little bit of practice your students can master them in no time.  If you are searching for some ways to get some hands on practice, check out these seven really good ways to help your children learn.  Whether you are a preschool teacher,
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Holidays 

9 Holiday Gift Ideas for School Support Staff
9 Holiday Gift Ideas for School Support Staff

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the gift giving list is so…long!  By the time December rolls around, picking out gifts for friends, family, and co-workers can be exhausting.  But wait!  You can’t forget the school’s support staff on that gift giving list.  Without terrific paras, amazing custodians, fabulous school secretaries, lovely cafeteria workers,
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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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