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Five Kid-Friendly Ways to Give Back

Five Kid-Friendly Ways to Give Back

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 22nd 2022

The holiday season is here, but the pandemic is still here too! We may be socially distant, but we can still touch people’s hearts while we shelter at home. Children have a gift for inspiration, … read more
Fall is in The Air: Fall Learning Ideas

Fall is in The Air: Fall Learning Ideas

Posted by Rebecca Ryder on Feb 22nd 2022

The air is chilly. The leaves are crispy. Pumpkins are appearing on front porches. Take some time to celebrate the scents and scenery of fall before the holiday season hustle and bustle begins … read more
Physically Distant - Emotionally Inclusive

Physically Distant - Emotionally Inclusive

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Nov 17th 2020

As COVID-19 disrupts the world, experts continue to recommend the practice of social distancing. While we may have to remain physically distant to stop the spread, we do not have to be emotional … read more
Empower and End Strong: Build Pandemic Persistence

Empower and End Strong: Build Pandemic Persistence

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Nov 16th 2020

It has been a most interesting year, and most of us will be happy to see 2020 come to an end. This COVID era has tested our patience and delivered uncomfortable consequences, but it has also … read more
Meaningful Music

Meaningful Music

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Oct 5th 2020

It has been said that music soothes the savage beast, but we also know that it shapes the growing mind. Music is a powerful and meaningful part of our culture. It triggers emotional responses, stim … read more
Learning through hands-on discovery!

Learning through hands-on discovery!

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jul 29th 2020

Play and discovery are vital elements of developmental learning and are an essential part of a healthy and happy childhood. As young learners engage in play activities, they expand their knowled … read more
Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

Spring Cleaning Empowers Kids

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2020

Spring is here—that means that it's time to scrub, scour, wipe, and rinse your way into a fresh clean abode. You need all hands on deck, but if you demand that your kids help, you might be greeted wit … read more
Ideas for Hands-On Discovery

Ideas for Hands-On Discovery

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 28th 2020

The sights and sounds of learning come alive in classrooms where students are inspired through hands-on learning. Kids are actively engaged, burning with curiosity, and eager to make connections betwe … read more
Shamrock Shenanigans in the Classroom

Shamrock Shenanigans in the Classroom

Posted by By Tanya Diaz-Rothman & Kristen Poindexter on Feb 26th 2020

March is the perfect time to bring some shamrock shenanigans to your classroom game time! Games are fun, games are for kids, and games are the epicenter of focus, collaboration, and engagement! W … read more
Creative Easter Egg Ideas

Creative Easter Egg Ideas

Posted by Carson Dellosa on Jan 31st 2020

Easter is upon us. Are you ready? If not, don’t worry! We’ve collected some awesome ideas to make this year the best Easter egg decorating year yet. Whether you are looking for a fun and nostalgic nig … read more
Prep for a Powerful Ending

Prep for a Powerful Ending

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Jan 31st 2020

As the end of the school year draws near, make sure you are prepared to finish strong. You have a few precious weeks left with your students – so once testing time is in the past – quality tim … read more
St. Patrick's Day Fun in the Classroom

St. Patrick's Day Fun in the Classroom

Posted by By Payton Dockery on Dec 25th 2019

St. Patrick’s Day may only be one day a year, but as teachers, we can make the fun last a lot longer! There are many great activities that you can do in your classroom (or virtually), some that you … read more