Practical (and easy) Tips for Communicating with Parents

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Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much Helen Keller American Education Week is celebrated November 12-16 this year. One day of the week is set aside as Invite Parents to School Day, also known as National Parent Involvement Day. This annual event offers the opportunity to spotlight the importance of … read more »


Make a Difference Day

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Make a Difference Day is a community service event held on the fourth Saturday of each October. The emphasis of this day is to encourage both young and old to volunteer in their community. This event provides many opportunities for classroom learning experiences. When looking at National Social Studies Standards, volunteerism fits directly into the … read more »


Infusing Technology into Earth Science Week

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Let’s talk about Science. Earth Science to be exact. Earth Science Week takes place October 14 – 20 and this year’s theme is “Earth as Inspiration.” Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute, the goal of this annual event is to promote understanding and appreciation of earth sciences and encourage stewardship of the earth. Here are … read more »


Sensory Processing Awareness Month

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October is Sensory Processing Awareness Month. Although it affects as many as 1 in 20 Americans, many are not familiar with this disorder. In addition to a lack of knowledge about this disorder, there are also many misconceptions. One of the most common misconceptions is that it is a form of autism; in fact, Sensory … read more »


Teaching About 9/11 to Our Youngest Students

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It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us. Senator John Kerry Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? Can you believe that it was 17 years ago? Think about the feelings and emotions that gripped the country that day and the … read more »