Benefits of Block Play

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Sometimes, it makes sense to go back to the basics. In today’s high-tech world of tablets, smartphones, and video game systems, children are slowly abandoning the types of toys that we grew up with. While it is true that all of these things can be used for the good of the child, there are some […]

Fun Field Day Activities

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In elementary schools, field day feels more like an award than a day on the calendar. After a long winter of indoor recess and a slew of standardized testing, young students are ready to let off a little steam. In reality, to have a successful field day, the most important thing is ensuring all kids […]

Classroom Magnetic Experiments

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Magnets are a spectacular way to have fun while learning about science! Kids of all ages can enjoy playing with magnets and learning all about how they work. Big thanks to Synonym and BrainPOP for the following suggestions on how to learn and have fun with magnets at home and in the classroom! Measuring Magnetic […]

Nature Inspired Learning

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Sometimes, children just don’t want to learn. Simply hearing the word ‘learning’ can turn many youngsters off to an otherwise fun opportunity. Kids would much rather play than learn, right? But what if there is a way they could do both? One of the most fun things a child can do is explore the outdoors! […]

Creating a Classroom Garden

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Are you and your students wanting to create a classroom garden? The wonderful people over at Growing Minds have created the following easy-to-follow process. Check it out, then give their website a visit! – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

April Fools!

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  It’s ok to admit it—we’ve all been there. Your favorite actor just announced they are doing a sequel to a movie that you never thought would happen. Or maybe your best friend just told you they are having quadruplets. Or, my personal favorite, your 35-year-old sister just gave you the good news that she […]