An educational blog for teachers and students.

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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History
Posted on February 20, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
African American History Month - February lesson planning
I like to use African American History Month as a way to expand student knowledge and help them develop an appreciation of different cultures and races. I’ve assembled a group of quality resources you can use to build other lessons; some can be used as stand-alone units.

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Common core
Posted on December 4, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
December Holidays

Teachers can use teachable moments and harness December holiday interests to prepare lessons.  This will enable students to relate the holidays to Common Core expectations. Click inside to see resources on how to integrate the holidays into your planning...

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Common core
Posted on October 25, 2013 by Rebecca Hagerman
Horace Mann's Pinterest page

Ghastly ghouls and jolted jack-o-lanterns!  Halloween is a great time to make creepy class treats and try gory science experiments.  Pinterest is a great place to look for ideas and inspiration.

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Fine arts hobbies
Posted on October 1, 2012 by Alan Haskvitz
Music teachers – this one’s for you!
It's no secret -- music teachers have one of the best jobs in a school!  They're able to surround themselves with all types of music and can often bring out a side of students their homeroom teacher doesn't get to see in the classroom.  Just in case you're looking for added content or resources to your lessons, make sure you check out all the great free websites that you can use with your students.  Some goodies on the list I put together include sites to explore instruments, study composers and even create your own music!  You can also read studies on the effects of music on child development.  Don't forget to bookmark this page for future lessons!

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