Blast Off to the End of a Successful School Year!

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The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter. Sally Ride Sometimes getting through to the end of a school year is difficult. You’ve used up your “bag of tricks” and students are losing their focus. Consider this as the perfect time to try something new. Let’s take a look at how to learn … read more »


International Museum Day, Let’s Go For a Virtual Visit!

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May 18 is International Museum Day; however, not everyone has access to a museum to visit. So what do you do? Take a virtual visit, of course! If you read Ruth Okoye’s recent blog on virtual field trips you already have lots of ideas with places to visit and how to make the most of … read more »


Make the Most of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

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National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 25 and this year’s theme is Workforce Development for All. The program celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and provides learning opportunities for millions of parents, students, employees, and workplaces. Learn more about the theme at the home page for the Take Our Daughters … read more »


3 Valuable Resources for Teaching Place Value

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Last month I shared ideas on how to prepare for Math Awareness Month. That blog contains several of my favorite resources for adding “spring” to math lessons. All of those resources include wonderful ideas and suggestions for teaching math, but this month I would like to focus on the concept of teaching place value. I … read more »


5 Steps to Planning a Successful School Garden

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  To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. ~Audrey Hepburn   April is Gardening in Schools Month and now is the time to start planning and preparing for your school garden. Maybe you have created school gardens in the past, or have considered it. Either way, careful preparation is key to getting off to … read more »