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5 Ways to Teach Kids How to Care for the Earth

Earth day is coming up, and with all the crazy weather patterns we have had this year, taking care of our Earth has never felt more important. As young kids, our elementary-age students can make an awesome, ongoing impact on their home planet if they are taught to honor and

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5 Ways to Ease Back in After Winter Break

5 Ways to Ease Back in After Winter Break

The holidays are buzzing and winter break is near! It’s time to start thinking about what you want the spring semester to look and feel like in your classroom.  You’ve been planning all of your pre-winter break activities. Many of which you may have even found in our blog post

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Thanksgiving-Themed Activities for Fall Break Week

Fall Break week is both awkward and a total relief. Awkward because a Thursday Thanksgiving holiday means that the week only has two or three days in it, and relief because it represents the end of the drought that is October in the classroom.  Many teachers and students haven’t had

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Halloween Activities that Teach

Halloween can be a crazy day for teachers in the classroom. In all of the excitement of the day, students are bound to be a little extra. Keeping them focused on learning can be a huge challenge. In this post, I will share some activities that I do with my

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Fun Science with Peeps and Other Spring Treats

Every year, right around springtime, we get hit with the big statewide test.  To balance all of that stress out, I usually do fun activities in the afternoon.  I load up on bunches of springtime candy such as peeps and jelly beans, as well as, some household items like vinegar,

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