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Social studies
Posted on July 11, 2014 by Kathy Rusert
Black cow

Living on a cattle farm in Arkansas often has challenges, but finding a dead cow is not only a financial loss, it also raises concerns for the well-being of the rest of the herd.  We had fed our cows that morning, and she had been fine.  What could have happened in only a few hours?  Read on and I'll explain how researching this dilemma gave my students an idea for a class project.

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Common core
Posted on May 29, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
End of school

Veteran teachers, including me, know the difficulties the end of school presents.  It wasn't long into my teaching career before I realized closure to each school year is a learning experience for everyone.  Over the years I've used some unique ideas for end-of-the-year activities in my classroom, so I've listed them and many others in my blog post.  Take a look!

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Posted on May 16, 2014 by Alan Haskvitz
Memorial Day

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, honors the men and women who died serving in the United State military. So Memorial Day has great potential as a teachable moment. You can develop related activities for art, poetry and even math, but the real lesson is that thousands have given their all so we can be free. 

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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 May 8, 2014 by Rebecca Hagerman
Mother's Day

Did Mother's Day sneak up on you this year? Do you need a lesson plan that addresses the special occasion and integrates topics like historical women figures, character traits and art? Look no further!  We have your free Mother's Day lesson plan inside..come see!

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