Learning wall

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Classroom, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Can You Read It shares an idea to help primary grade teachers keep students on track with their learning goals with a “let’s learn wall.” As kindergarten teachers we have always worked so hard and had so many daily goals for our students. Yet because many of our activities can appear to be just play,… Read more »

Simple strategies that can help your child become a math superstar

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Bulletin Board, Kindergarten, Language, Math, Pre-K.

You don’t have to cringe at the thought of math. Here are some simple, real life activities suggested by Algebra for Everybody that you can incorporate in your regular routine to help you and your child become more comfortable and competent with math. Reading, writing and arithmetic are the three most essential skills your child… Read more »

Extrinsic motivation: A key variable in enhancing intrinsic motivation

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Shopkeepers.

There has often been debate on extrinsic motivation versus intrinsic motivation. Some educationists are of the opinion that external rewards tend to stifle and hinder the development of intrinsic motivation, while others believe this is the exact opposite. TeachToTell shares her thoughts on the subject below and provides some best practices for shopkeepers creating new… Read more »

Tech Tuesday: Oxford Owl

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Centers, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K, Reading.

Shopkeeper Common Core Connection shares a tip for incorporating technology into an early reader’s routine. I have been searching for sites that offer high quality eBooks that students can read both in the classroom and at home, and I recently came across Oxford Owl. Have you seen this site? It currently offers 250 eBooks on… Read more »

10 ways to combat bullying in the early years

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board: Featured Posts, Classroom, Kindergarten, Parents, Pre-K.

Bullying is a problem even amongst very young children. Part one of this blog post from Elizabeth Hah described how to identify what bullying is and who is at risk. Today we will share 10 ways to combat bullying in the early years. As discussed last week, bullying is a huge problem with consequences ranging from depression… Read more »

Flash card games to deepen understanding of number facts

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Games, Kindergarten, Math, Pre-K.

There are so many ways to incorporate flash cards into a fun, educational activity for your students. Common Core Connection shares some ideas to get you started. With the new emphasis on fluency with math facts, I’ve been focusing on developing games that are fun for kids and also help them develop a deep understanding of… Read more »

Brain breaks or ways to encourage students to refocus in a fast-paced world

Posted under 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Bulletin Board, Centers, Classroom, Games, Homeschool, Kindergarten, Pre-K.

Everyone needs a break now and then, including your students. Here are some ideas for brain breaks from Sunshine and Lollipops that can be used during class time to refocus students so they can take a quick break, get some down time and get back to learning quickly. In the corporate world they call them a coffee break,… Read more »