Teacher Absences Are Hurting Learning

A year is a long time in a child’s education, the time it can take to learn cursive writing or beginning algebra. It’s also how much time kids can spend with substitute teachers from kindergarten through high school — time that’s all but lost for learning. Despite tremendous pressure on schools to increase instructional time […]

Free Teacher Motivational Quote – "Supporting Education"

We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible. Quote by: Barack Obama

Geography Lesson Plan: Just Deserts

Subject: Geography; World CultureGrades: 4-6 OverviewEven though this lesson plan is just about deserts of the world (no, sad to say, not about desserts of the world), student will gain cross-curricular practice in language arts, social studies, and technology skills as they read and interpret a WorldTeasers: Just Deserts chart and also research and complete […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Cluster Count" – Grades K-2

Addition, Multiplication Take turns with your child rolling a die twice. The first throw determines how many large circles a player will draw on his page, and the second throw designates how many X’s are to be drawn within each circle. The player then counts up his X’s and writes the total at the bottom […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Follow the Toy" – Age 0-6 Months

Sensory Awareness, Large Motor Skills Attract your child’s attention to a rattle you are holding in your hand. Slowly move the rattle across his field of vision, gently rattling it, when necessary, to regain his attention. As your child’s neck muscles strengthen, show him the rattle and then remove it from his view. Shake it […]

Free Teacher Quote – "Faith"

Faith is taking the first step even whenyou don’t see the whole staircase. Quote by: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Free Teacher Joke – "Chicken Little"

One day I was reading the story of Chicken Little to my kindergarten class. I came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. I read, “…. and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, ‘The sky is falling, the sky is falling!’” When I paused […]

Help Increase Student Vocabulary in Only 5 Minutes a Day

Subject: English, VocabularyGrades: 7 and up True or False: In general, people with a larger and more developed English vocabulary earn more money and are promoted faster in business than people with a lesser developed vocabulary. The answer, of course, is true. A good vocabulary is one of the keys to a successful career. And […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "All But One" – Grades 1 to 3

Composition, Vocabulary, Spelling Place small strips of masking tape on a die to cover the dots. On each of the six sides, write a different letter, for example, D, W, G, Y, U, J. The object of the game is to roll the die and write a sentence that does NOT use the letter you […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Bathtub Boats" – Age 2

Observation & Discovery, Imagination Egg Carton Boat: Float the top of a foam egg carton in the bathtub. Encourage your child to place different toys or household objects into the boat. She will learn to balance items so that the boat stays afloat, and she will see what causes the boat to sink. Aluminum Foil […]