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Monthly Archive: October 2015

It kind of grows on you.

  Today I wished I had a video camera rolling. We had one of those not-to-be-forgotten teachable moments that every teacher wishes for. I opened the “Plants Grow!” science unit with a whole-class activity. We had a kit similar to…
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Which game do you like?

Parents, take advantage of Digital Citizenship Week and try one of the great games at Funbrain with your son or daughter.

Common Sense

A8: Talk to kids early about their digital footprints. Make it concrete with our new video. #ToolkitTalk – — Common Sense Edu (@CommonSenseEdu) October 20, 2015

A special word list to practice

For our new simplified TK High Frequency Word List TransitionalKindergartenHFWordsRevised.pdf. I     a    am    an as    at    be     by my     do go    no    so     to     he  …
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Learning fun

The materials from our project “Building  a Community of Learners in TK” arrived and are already helping us in a variety of different ways. The family figures are a big hit in our family role-playing center. Students are discussing with each…
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What writing?

Recently I attended a training on writing for early childhood educators. It is very helpful to parents, teachers, and caregivers to understand the stages of development in writing so that they can be positive and encourage writing as a life-long…
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Going for the gold

  With the conviction that our students deserve the best, I am enthused to implement materials that arrived today from my recent campaign. I am interested in ideas for the next thing. I am thinking about raising funds for a…
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The Rainbow Connection Sourced through from: I stumbled upon the renewed Reading Rainbow program. With millions of $ in Kickstarter they are pushing out to Title 1 schools, letting educators “try for free” and linking parents in with complimentary access….
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New Google Apps For Education Students Accounts

Attention parents! The district’s new Google Apps for Education student accounts are now available. You can use this account with your son/daughter to stay connected with school and your teachers. It can be an asset to help with homework time and…
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