Math Storytelling Day

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Not all elementary teachers love teaching math, but I do. I love encouraging classroom discussions about different ways to solve problems and think about math concepts. I love seeing students frustrated by a new skill and building confidence as they gain knowledge. I love it when I meet incoming students who say their favorite subject … read more »


Engaging Students with Scavenger Hunts

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You might not know that August 19 is Geocaching Day. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt where players use GPS devices to find hidden containers located around the world. Hidden locations vary from easy to find areas to those that are more isolated and involve planning and preparation to access the site. Items found in … read more »


Teaching Tolerance

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On July 26, 1990, George Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. This act is the first civil rights act passed that specifically addresses the needs of those with disabilities and prohibits discrimination against disabled people in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications. Several years later, in 1975, Gerald Ford signed … 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 »


Let’s Talk About: National Kindergarten Day

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As I think about National Kindergarten Day coming up on April 21st, I am reminded that many educators have questions about exposing young students to digital tools.  For a long time, educators thought that the use of digital tools in Kindergarten should be limited for a number of reasons. Research now tells us that the … read more »