Get Kids Ready to Write With These Preschool Writing Activities

Choosing the Write Activities You already know that your preschoolers love to put their crayons to paper and create a number of masterpieces, but you also know that this is a far cry from getting them ready to create uniformly … Continue reading “Get Kids Ready to Write With These Preschool Writing Activities”

The Life of Jack Kerouac: American Author & Poet "King of the Beats"

“My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.” Jack Kerouac was one of the most famous contributors and chroniclers of the Beat Generation. He is credited with creating the … Continue reading “The Life of Jack Kerouac: American Author & Poet "King of the Beats"”

Teaching Kids Empathy to Understand Other’s Emotions

    Emphasis On Empathy The words, “I know how you feel” spoken by an empathetic friend help anyone feel better. However, the concept of understanding another’s emotions does not come naturally to everyone. Preschoolers, especially, tend to be concerned … Continue reading “Teaching Kids Empathy to Understand Other’s Emotions”

Fish Bulletin Board Ideas: An Fun Way to Welcome Students Back to School

Bulletin Board Channel your students’ enthusiasm the first day of school with these activities and bulletin board ideas for back to school fun! Materials Needed Blue chart paper Clear cellophane Various colors of construction paper Black Sharpie marker The following … Continue reading “Fish Bulletin Board Ideas: An Fun Way to Welcome Students Back to School”

Activities to Teach "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days" to your Elementary Class

A Quick Book Summary When Milo Crinkley gets hit on the head by a book in the library, he thinks it may just be fate. Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days could be just the book he needs. … Continue reading “Activities to Teach "Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days" to your Elementary Class”

Three Vocal Exercises for Pre-K or Kindergarten Students

Children dreive rich benefits from the act of singing and learning about music. Singing is proven to help increase language and brain development in a child’s life. While your child enjoys singing, there are vocal fundamentals for singing and musicianship … Continue reading “Three Vocal Exercises for Pre-K or Kindergarten Students”

Science Homework Help: Animal Feet and Bodies – How Do Cats Land When They Fall?

Animal Physiology This may be a new word for you, but it’s all about physiology. A Greek word, physiology means a couple of unique things. This biology study speaks to the function and activities of living things, but it is … Continue reading “Science Homework Help: Animal Feet and Bodies – How Do Cats Land When They Fall?”

Teacher Tool: Use Clustering to Help Your Students Understand Plays: Shakespeare's Hamlet, For Example

Plays were written to be performed and seen, not read. Understanding the story in a play only by reading the script is a skill in itself, and teachers are well-advised to find a variety of study techniques to help their … Continue reading “Teacher Tool: Use Clustering to Help Your Students Understand Plays: Shakespeare's Hamlet, For Example”