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September Theme Ideas for Preschool

September Theme Ideas for Preschool

Having themes in the preschool classroom is a wonderful way to get toddlers engaged and excited about learning. Focusing on a particular topic and providing children with specific lesson plans and activities about that subject makes learning fun. Here are a few ideas of September themes for your preschool.


End of the Year Activity: Honoring a Year Well Spent

End of the Year Activity: Honoring a Year Well Spent

The end of the school year can be bittersweet.  While you (and your students!) are excited that summer vacation is just around the corner, it can be sad to see a good class move on to their next journey.  Shernice, a 3rd/4th Grade Teacher from Los Angeles, California understands the importance of celebrating the year. 
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St. Patrick’s Day Idioms

St. Patrick’s Day Idioms

Guest post by Lori Wolfe St Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! I love using this holiday to teach about idioms!


5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas

5 Fun Read Across America Day Ideas

Read Across America Day (also known as Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!) is March 2nd.  If you are trying to figure out some quick, last minute lesson ideas, take a look at the ones below.  Not only are they fun, but they can open students’ eyes to a world outside of the classroom.


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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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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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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2014 Really Good Holiday Gift Guide – Educational Gifts for Kids

2014 Really Good Holiday Gift Guide – Educational Gifts for Kids

The holidays are quickly approaching and with them comes the stress over what to get for your young learners.  Thankfully, the product ideas below are a great way to get all of your shopping done while also adding a fun, educational flair to the gifts for the children on your list.  Teacher tested and parent
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10 Halloween Costume Ideas for Teachers

10 Halloween Costume Ideas for Teachers

It’s that time again!  Time to plan your Halloween costume for school and get ready to dazzle your students with your creativity and sense of humor.  For teachers who are permitted to dress up in costumes on Halloween day, the pressure to find just the right costume is ON. We have rounded up 10 Halloween costume
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Partner Them Up for Summer Learning Fun

Partner Them Up for Summer Learning Fun

  Let’s face it, your students are going to be spending time online this summer.  For some, it’s going to be a lot of time!  Instead of lamenting that they’ll be wasting time or not getting the skill reinforcement that they need, put that online time to good use.  Sandy, a 3rd-5th Grade Teacher from
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