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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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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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Classroom Craft: Multiplication Houses for Math Centers

Classroom Craft:  Multiplication Houses for Math Centers

Multiplication.  For some students it is one of the most difficult things to master.  While some teachers rely heavily on drills and others promote other methods of learning the facts, there is something to be said for activities that connect the learning of facts with hands-on activities.  Multiplication houses are one way to incorporate that
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#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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5-Minute Class Pet and Lesson Ideas

5-Minute Class Pet and Lesson Ideas

The topic of classroom pets has come up a lot recently in teacher discussions.  The start of the new school year is when many have to make the tough choice – to have a class pet or not to have a class pet.  For some teachers, the case is closed because of school or district
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4 Fun Father’s Day Projects and Activities

4 Fun Father’s Day Projects and Activities

Let children show Dad how much he means with these quick and easy Father’s Day crafts and activities. Perfect for the tiniest tots to the oldest teens, the following ideas are fun and inexpensive which makes them ideal for class projects and groups. Bring a smile to Dad’s face this Father’s Day with these great
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3 Recycled Material Craft Projects for Kids

3 Recycled Material Craft Projects for Kids

Classroom crafts are always a lot of fun, but it can challenging to come up with materials for a class of a few dozen students.  Instead of lamenting the fact that there is not enough in your non-existent materials budget to buy a bunch of new craft supplies, use what you already have on hand
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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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4 Fun and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

4 Fun and Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Have fun this Valentine’s Day season and introduce some crafts in with your lessons.  The four ideas below are perfect for decorating the classroom and letting students explore their creative sides.  The best part?  They are inexpensive to make!


How to Make a Snowflake

How to Make a Snowflake

In light of the recent request by the Connecticut PTSA for one-of-a-kind snowflakes for the new Chalk Hill School (where the students from the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy will be relocated), it seems a great time for a snowflake how-to refresher.  Remember, anyone can make snowflakes to donate to the school; it is not
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