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Math
Posted on May 28, 2014 by Rafranz Davis
Manipulatives

When a student teacher approached me for help in teaching a concept, I suggested using manipulatives, which are basically objects that allow students to apply mathematical concepts in a hands-on way.  Find out what happened when we realized the classroom didn't have any of the physical manipulatives we wanted students to use.


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Math
Posted on May 27, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Vehicle
The Internet offers a smorgasbord of sites with information about vehicles and driving. You can harness these sites and student interest in driving to create all kinds of lessons. Check out these sites and ideas to get you started.

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Common core
Posted on May 15, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Free printables

Printables are excellent for starting and expanding lessons. Inside you'll find sites offering printable material for primary and elementary students.  A number are related to holidays.  Check these out and add to the list if you know of any other great resources. 

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Common core
Posted on April 9, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Earth Day

Earth Day is on Tuesday, April 22.  As it approaches I take advantage of the publicity and cover many different learning elements, from science to math, language arts, history and more.  Inside you'll find plenty of links to Earth Day lesson topics, like learning animal tracks, detailed state by state ozone and pollution maps, environmental issues and an Earth Day Pinterest board with over a hundred lesson plans.  

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History
Posted on February 12, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Presidents' Day lesson ideas
When you think of Presidents’ Day and lesson planning, think outside the box of the common history lessons.  Use this holiday to incorporate Common Core lessons in both math and language arts.  Click inside for more ideas to use in your classroom…

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