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3 Fun Collaborative Activities for Your 100th Day Celebration!

Take your 100th Day celebration to the next level with these awesome group ac...

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27+ Fall Arts & Crafts Projects for Little Hands!

Photo Source: Rainbows Within Reach Need an idea for a fall craft/project? ...

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Classroom Community Building Activities for the First Week of School!

Photo Source: I Teach. What's your super power? Have you read this great po...

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"THANKFUL" Writing Craftivity for Thanksgiving & Bulletin Board Idea

Have you been to Diane's amazing educational resource site, Teach With Me? If...

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Reliving the Underground Railroad

Your Black History Month plans wouldn't be complete without a lesson on the U...

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100th Day - Fun with Building!

What better way to celebrate 100th Day than with some collaborative building?...

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Collaborative Learning - Friendship Apple Tree

Photo Source: www.teachpreschool.org We love this community building exerci...

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Collaborative Art - Tips for Creating with Kids!

Photo Source: creativewithkids.com Alissa Marquess over at Creative With Ki...

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The Earth and I - Earth Day Craftivity

Ayn over at Little Illuminations posted this great Earth Day craftivity that ...

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Measuring Lily Pads - Working with Nonstandard Units of Measure

Here's another idea you might consider including in your Leap Day plans! It's...

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Choosing Teams Can Be 'Puzzling'

If your kiddos have a tendency to gravitate toward the same group of friends ...

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Curious George Goes To Kindergarten

We found this fun lesson at ReadWriteThink, a fantastic resource for teachers...

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Custom Puzzles for the Classroom!

Puzzles help your child(ren) or students develop visual perceptual skills {i....

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Wordless Picture Books

photo © 2010 J. Enokson | more info (via: Wylio)...

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Making Good Decisions

Photo Source: littleplanettimes.com/ In the wake of election day, use this ...

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Maps in Kindergarten: Creative Writing & Mapmaking

Pat Hutchins' Rosie's Walk provides a great introduction to maps in your kind...

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Halloween Literature Unit: Creative Writing Project

{Kimberly L. Short, lesson plan contributor to Educator’s Reference Desk, has...

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Halloween Literature Unit: Arthur’s Halloween

{Kimberly L. Short, lesson plan contributor to Educator’s Reference Desk, has...

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Environmental Print

Photo Source: Brenton W. Cooper Your new-to-literacy preschoolers encounter...

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Literacy Center Activities: Sound & Letter Matching

Photo Source: Samantha Grundy Phonics can be difficult to master, but is es...

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Pretend Archeological Digs

Photo Source: Flickr | Abby Batchelder There are two things every kid loves...

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Helping Your Students Become Great Scientists

Jennifer Sinsel, elementary science teacher and Lesson Planet guide, maintain...

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Learning the Alphabet with Potatoes

This simple activity goes great with units on farming or nature. Simply cut o...

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Best Summer Activities and Toys

Malia Carden of Blissfully Domestic recently published an article on the five...

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Nuts and Bolts: Great Tools for Building Fine Motor Skills

If you're looking for a new activity for your preschoolers, you may just want...

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Nature Treasure Hunt

Most often, when we think about 'treasure' hunts, we limit the objective to f...

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Photo Scavenger Hunt

After being cooped up at their desks or assigned play stations, it's fun to a...

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A Classroom Newsletter Developed and Produced By Students

The purpose of a classroom newsletter produced by students themselves is twof...

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The Newest and Brightest…

Lauren from Parenting.com has compiled a wonderful resource to use when stock...

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Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt

Since your students are expecting to get a treat on St. Patrick’s Day, why no...

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Building Teamwork With Spaghetti

When planning a project for your students, spaghetti noodles don’t often make...

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Music in the Classroom

Many educators have advocated the use of music in the classroom for child dev...

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