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  • Okay, you're not quite a teenager yet, you're in middle school! You want to learn to be mature. You have a mind you want to express! Look, no further, a great way is listed here!

    How to Be Mature in Middle School

    How to Be Mature in Middle School

    by Sheila Craan0

  • This article explains some to the advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling along with some basic information to help you make a decision on starting your journey into homeschooling.

    Making the Decision to Homeschool

    Making the Decision to Homeschool

    by Carolyn LaCroix0

  • Specific Age: 4-year-olds Goal of the Activity: The goal of this activity is to get the attention and focus of children by showing them a fun fingerplay. Objectives: · Children will demonstrate their ability to count...

    Pre-K Fingerplay Activity Plan: 5 Little Dogs

    Pre-K Fingerplay Activity Plan: 5 Little Dogs

    by kmcmichael0

  • Children must be nurtured into becoming productive world citizens. If, as teachers, we do not possess attributes such as compassion, we do injustice to the children whom we are required to mold.

    The Human Dimension of Being a Teacher

    The Human Dimension of Being a Teacher

    by Joyette Fabien0

  • An all-time gym class favorite has definitely got to be kickball. Everyone can play and everyone can have fun doing it! This is a creative twist to the game of kickball, and is definitely one that kids will love to play. It will work with anyone ages 7 and up. Even the high school kids enjoy playing it in gym class! Here's how to play.

    How To Play Krazy Kickball

    How To Play Krazy Kickball

    by KStro184

  • Gregory the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat, teaches principles of good nutrition in a humorous way. This article contains a review of the book and related activities for kids.

    Gregory the Terrible Eater Book Review

    Gregory the Terrible Eater Book Review

    by Carolyn Augustine2

  • When looking for early education opportunities for their sons, moms often choose academic preschools. A teacher argues that dads should do the picking because they know how play, exploration, and hands-on learning mold a boy.

    5 Reasons Why a Dad Should Choose His Son's Preschool

    5 Reasons Why a Dad Should Choose His Son's Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers3

  • History and Time Travel collide in this fantastic book by Alison Uttely. Penelope steps into the past and encounters Mary Queen of Scots and the Babington Plot! Pure magic!

    A Traveller in Time - Book Review

    A Traveller in Time - Book Review

    by Nell Rose30

  • A teacher explains why Zoo-phonics is the ideal program to teach your child to read. It combines movement, music, and games that promote phonological awareness, the foundation of reading. Best of all, it lets kids be kids, tapping into their inclination to act silly, wriggle, and be imaginative.

    How to Teach Your Child to Read With Zoo Phonics and Have Fun Doing It

    How to Teach Your Child to Read With Zoo Phonics and Have Fun Doing It

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Hard lessons can be easily taught to young children when choosing the right book. Teaching stranger danger to young children is one of those lessons. A fun story can help with this lesson.

    Stranger Danger Lesson in a Fun Read Aloud Book

    Stranger Danger Lesson in a Fun Read Aloud Book

    by Cindy Hewitt1

  • Preparing a child for kindergarten can be easy if you know what your child's school requires. Not only does your child need to be intellectually prepared, but also emotionally prepared. Starting school can be scary for a child.

    Sending Your Child Off to Kindergarten: Are They Prepared?

    Sending Your Child Off to Kindergarten: Are They Prepared?

    by Anna Marie Bowman7

  • Finding and hiring a local math tutor for yourself or your high school student can be tricky. Discover the truth about paid services, how to find a private tutor and how to get the most for your money when starting math tutoring sessions.

    Tips for Finding the Best Math Tutor

    Tips for Finding the Best Math Tutor

    by Katy Medium0

  • Is probability stumping your students? Literature is a great way for you to help guide your students' thinking around chance events. Here is a list of books along with some activities that are sure to help strengthen your children's understanding of probability.

    Best Children's Books to Teach Probability in Math

    Best Children's Books to Teach Probability in Math

    by cardelean15

  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a children's picture book about a child's day playing in the snow. This book won the Caldecott Medal in 1963 with its groundbreaking illustrations of Peter's explorations of the snow. This article includes a story summary and recommendations for use in a preschool circle time or as part of a snow-themed library storytime.

    Preschool Lesson Plan for Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day

    Preschool Lesson Plan for Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day

    by Carolyn Augustine2

  • Our country's obsession with an "earlier is better" philosophy is cruel to children in kindergarten. A teacher points out how homogeneous reading groups, too many standards and assessments, and the elimination of imaginative play are evidence of this.

    5 Reasons Why Kindergarten Today Is Unkind to Kids

    5 Reasons Why Kindergarten Today Is Unkind to Kids

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • Use this fun Halloween sudoku puzzle as a classroom activity, for early birds, or as a homework assignment in logical thinking. Parents can enjoy this puzzle with their elementary-age children, too.

    Halloween Sudoku Puzzle to Use in the Classroom

    Halloween Sudoku Puzzle to Use in the Classroom

    by Aficionada2

  • The child has worked hard learning short vowel words. Now, we are going to change the game a bit and explain what happens when we add silent "e" to the end of the word.

    Teaching Long Vowel With Silent "E" Rule

    Teaching Long Vowel With Silent "E" Rule

    by hsschulte0

  • Simple steps for easy early elementary school Science Fair Project. Teach your child or a group of children how to do a Science Project.

    Easy Kindergarten Science Fair Project

    Easy Kindergarten Science Fair Project

    by Virginia Kearney2

  • How can a little flour, water, and paint become a fantastic hands-on geography project, full of educational benefits? With salt dough maps, that's how!

    How to Make a Salt Dough Map

    How to Make a Salt Dough Map

    by Jimmie Lanley0

  • Learn how to make paper mosaics with kids! These are inexpensive, easy crafts to do at home using existing supplies. This simple craft entertains even the shortest of attention spans.

    How to Make a Paper Mosaic With Kids

    How to Make a Paper Mosaic With Kids

    by LauraGSpeaks8

  • Is your child ready to take on the challenges of kindergarten? Are you ready to send them off with confidence? Here's a list of things they should know before starting.

    Kindergarten Readiness: Are They Prepared?

    Kindergarten Readiness: Are They Prepared?

    by Lindsey Weaver0

  • Educational games can appeal to students of all ages and are a fun way to review for a test or reinforce prior knowledge. The "Who Am I?" game is great for social studies, literature, and art.

    Social Studies Game: Who Am I?

    Social Studies Game: Who Am I?

    by Natasha18

  • Making a tabbed book is quite easy! So you don't really need a template. You simply need instructions. Do you have scissors, a ruler, a stapler, and some paper? Then you can make it right now!

    How to Make a Tabbed Book

    How to Make a Tabbed Book

    by Jimmie Lanley6

  • When you have a child with ADHD you need to work with the child's teachers to ensure that his/her educational needs are met. There are requirements that public schools must meet, but you must ask.

    Working With Your ADHD Child's Teachers and School

    Working With Your ADHD Child's Teachers and School

    by Kari Lane0

  • The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown is my all time favorite baby book. I received this book as a baby shower gift and fell in love even before my daughter was born.

    The Best Baby Board Book—Big Red Barn

    The Best Baby Board Book—Big Red Barn

    by Michelle Istanish0

  • Hug the Earth lesson plan including "CeCe's Hug the Earth Song," "I Love the Earth" collage, valentine message to the earth, "going green" game, graphing, and a cooking activity.

    Preschool Valentine Lesson Plan: Hug the Earth

    Preschool Valentine Lesson Plan: Hug the Earth

    by CeCe Rees1

  • Have you wondered what homeschooling looks like when you are teaching multiple ages? I have been asked a number of times what our homeschool day looks like, so we finally created videos showing what w

    How I Homeschool with Seven Children

    How I Homeschool with Seven Children

    by iijuan1214

  • "A Servant Like Jesus" is a Christian children's book aimed at teaching how one can and should help others. What are the pros and cons of this book? What is the ideal audience?

    A Servant Like Jesus, a Book Review

    A Servant Like Jesus, a Book Review

    by Tamara Wilhite1

  • We're at a tragic point when preschools are seen as places to prepare students for kindergarten. Not only is this developmentally inappropriate and cruel, but it also has long-term negative consequences for our nation. It results in kids who are less creative, less curious, and less communicative.

    Why the Best Preschools Prepare Children for Life, Not for Kindergarten!

    Why the Best Preschools Prepare Children for Life, Not for Kindergarten!

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • ADHD can be daunting for students and their teachers. Still, how does a civil rights law help to ensure these students get a free and appropriate education? This is where Section 504 is needed.

    Addressing ADHD With Section 504

    Addressing ADHD With Section 504

    by Dean Traylor0

  • A brilliant, creative foray into sci-fi and the great "what if" questions adults have forgotten to ask. For anyone who's forgotten how to love or be happy or the importance of living in harmony.

    A Wind in the Door Book Discussion and Themed Recipe

    A Wind in the Door Book Discussion and Themed Recipe

    by Amanda Leitch1

  • This article is about kindergarten which is a lovely stage in a child’s life where they turned three or four but are yet to start primary school.

    Starting Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

    Starting Kindergarten Is A Big Deal

    by Vicky Ann0

  • I'm a former Kindergarten teacher, and I've also had experience in Pre-K. Now, my daughter is five, and headed to Kindergarten in the fall! Allow me to share with you.

    Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    by Jamie Jensen0

  • This article explains my favorite homeschool science curricula for elementary, middle school, and high school. There are tables that compare the books available, ease of use, and cost of each.

    The Best K-12 Homeschool Science Curricula

    The Best K-12 Homeschool Science Curricula

    by Carolyn LaCroix0

  • Backpacks are an essential part of a child's school day. They are functional yet designed to balance a load of supplies across the back providing comfort while preventing back injuries.

    The Indispensable Backpack

    The Indispensable Backpack

    by Dianna Mendez68

  • This article helps parents reflect on important criteria for their child as well as for their family, based on family values, time, and their child’s learning personality in order to narrow the choices for their child’s elementary (Grades Kindergarten through 5, or K-5) education.

    How to Choose an Elementary School

    How to Choose an Elementary School

    by Anahi Pari-di-Monriva2

  • Pumpkin-themed reading list for your preschool circle time, library storytime, or anytime! Reading lists include pumpkin-themed fantasy fiction and realistic fiction, including a few titles that are also Halloween selections.

    Pumpkin-Themed Preschool Books With Activity Ideas

    Pumpkin-Themed Preschool Books With Activity Ideas

    by Carolyn Augustine1

  • This article lists the best and worst K-12 math curricula that we used in homeschooling, including: elementary, middle school, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Consumer Math and Accounting.

    Review of K-12 Homeschool Math Curricula

    Review of K-12 Homeschool Math Curricula

    by Carolyn LaCroix0

  • Looking for a fun art project that the kids are sure to love? They'll not only enjoy wearing these adorable masks, but they'll love helping to make them as well!

    African Lion Mask Craft Project

    African Lion Mask Craft Project

    by Jaynie20009

  • The Wizard of Oz is high interest reading for students in the middle grades. Explore lesson plans for the classic book as well as for the new prequel and sequel.

    The Wizard of Oz Lesson Plans

    The Wizard of Oz Lesson Plans

    by KarenTBTEN8

  • Growing plants can be complicated to explain to children. But it can be a lot simpler when it is compared to a bird building a nest. Planting is as simple as building a nest for your plants.

    Building a Nest for Your Plants

    Building a Nest for Your Plants

    by Richard Lindsay2

  • I made five changes to my homeschool during its first year. Collectively, these easy changes saved our school day and, more importantly, us!

    These 5 Changes Saved My Homeschool

    These 5 Changes Saved My Homeschool

    by TJ Rogers3

  • Ms. CeCe's preschoolers welcome spring with lesson plan activities including CeCe's "Spring is Coming Song," illustrating moving picture songs, planting pansies, and working in a garden center!

    Preschool Spring Lesson Plan

    Preschool Spring Lesson Plan

    by CeCe Rees0

  • In a society that demands the adaptation to technological advances, it behooves schools to embrace the adolescent's addiciton to smart phones and utilize this to their advantage.

    WTF? Smartphone bans in schools? SMH

    WTF? Smartphone bans in schools? SMH

    by Mike Stork32

  • Because fully inclusive classrooms have students across the educational and developmental spectrum, it becomes a challenge for the teacher to find enough of a balance to serve all the students.

    Challenges in Special-Needs-Inclusive Classrooms

    Challenges in Special-Needs-Inclusive Classrooms

    by Toni-Marie Ramos17

  • Summer gives plenty of time for reading for pleasure. School-aged children read without homework and parents can read with their pre-readers or for themselves. Motivators are offered for all ages.

    Summer Reading for the Young and Old

    Summer Reading for the Young and Old

    by Rachel Horon9

  • Stories about the Greek gods have been around for three millennia, and they're not going away anytime soon. In fact, they're hot again, popping up in children's literature like turkey timers on Thanksgiving. Leave your dusty old Edith Hamilton on the shelf, and take your kids on a wild ride to meet the modern-day incarnations of the Greek gods, goddesses, and monsters.

    Modern Day Greek Mythology for Kids

    Modern Day Greek Mythology for Kids

    by Brainy Bunny4

  • Does your child hate going to preschool? Do they come home feeling drained and wanting to be left alone? Is their teacher worried they're not participating in all the day's activities? If any of this sounds familiar, your youngster is likely an introvert and the preschool isn't meeting their needs.

    Does Your Child Hate Preschool? A Teacher Explains Why This May Be the Case!

    Does Your Child Hate Preschool? A Teacher Explains Why This May Be the Case!

    by McKenna Meyers2

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