I like to do things with my children for Mother's Day. So, today I am featuring some Mother's Day Activities you can do with your kids; games, crafts, DIY gifts, and more! Also, I'm a kid at heart and really just want to try some of these out! …Continue
At this time of year, my kindergarten students have finally developed their skills in phonemic awareness enough to begin to write their own stories. Here are some fun Story Starters to help your students have fun creating their own pictures to use as a stepping stone to writing their own stories. My students LOVE doing…Continue
Added by Christina Aronen on May 5, 2013 at 2:47am — No Comments
Just wanted to share my recent post with lots of ideas and resources for Children's Book Week! http://www.thebookchook.com/2013/04/activities-for-childrens-book-week-2013.html
My childhood obsession with pancake shapes has reemerged with my own children. It surprises me how many teachable moments are served right along with the pancakes. Click here to check it…Continue
Added by Shelisa on March 19, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments
The kitchen is one of the best places for hands-on home learning. As a former home-economics teacher I love bringing my kids into the kitchen with me. Cooking is an essential life skill, but there is so much more to learn than just the skill of cooking. In the kitchen you can learn health and nutrition, science, math, safety, and sanitation, history & geography, even language arts! Start teaching you kids kitchen skills early by letting them help out in the kitchen while they…Continue
Pop Tart Love Note
By Shara Lawrence-Weiss
As a part of our Littering the Environment (with print) experiment I’ve been placing lots of paper and writing tools on the kitchen table. I’ve mentioned this in several posts but seeing as this site is an experimental one for me, I’ll mention it often.
Today we met up…Continue
Added by Shara Lawrence-Weiss on March 17, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I am new to "We Teach," but I wanted to share one of our favorite science experiments. You probably have most of these items around your kitchen. Link: Dancing Raisins Science Experiment…Continue
-hunt for gold coins?
-go to the parade?
Here's how we ring in St. Patty's Day at our house:…Continue
Added by teachmama--amy on March 5, 2013 at 9:15pm — No Comments
This innovative book is a comprehensive source of interactive (language-based) skills that gives teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and administrators a unique opportunity in connecting, influencing, and guiding hard to reach students. Elsewhere, effective behavior managers are best known for their strong repertoire of interpersonal communication skills. Understanding how verbal and nonverbal messages operate in our interactions with our most challenging students enables…Continue
Added by The Psycho-Educational Teacher on February 26, 2013 at 7:51am — No Comments
This was a recent article I wrote for Humpty Dumpty Parent that was published in January 2013 that I thought you would enjoy!
“The Importance of Fine Motor Activities in the Early Childhood Years”
By Jo-Anne DeGiacomo-Petrie, M.Ed
Today’s world is filled with a myriad of electronic games that include bells and whistles guaranteed to get the attention of…Continue
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Added by Shelisa on February 21, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
When we talk about "whole child learning" we are talking about more than sitting still & listening while learning math, reading, social studies and other subjects. These skills while important, are not enough to prepare a child for long term success.
Whole child learning does not just engage a…Continue
Added by Barbara Gini on December 14, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
If you have ever watched a group of children playing and having fun, then you know what 'engagement' is: it's when there is effortless interaction and spontaneous learning taking place with no outside interference. This is how all learning should take place.
Somewhere along the line, we got the idea that…Continue
Added by Barbara Gini on December 12, 2012 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Added by Nicole Weaver on November 21, 2012 at 8:55am — No Comments
I didn't know I had a blog within this Forum/Site! Isn't that cool?
Right now I'm using Wordpress. I'm in the middle of making some changes to the way it looks and decided to give this "function" a little whirl while waiting for stuff on the other side. Isn't technology cool?
I'm glad I found We Teach. I've been looking for a group like this for some time now.
We started our formal educational experience by deciding to homeschool. This is now our 3rd year and it has been…Continue
I am pleased to showcase a local author from my current hometown of Colorado. I met Melissa at a local author meet and greet. I read her first novel, My Beginning, which I reviewed here.
Her book won The…Continue
Added by Nicole Weaver on October 20, 2012 at 5:53pm — No Comments
Researching, watching, thinking on what it takes to help kids exert effort, develop grit and show perseverance. Makes me dig in a little deeper, too.
Read more at www.wonderofchildren.wordpress.com.
Added by Lisa Dewey Wells on October 16, 2012 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Added by Nicole Weaver on October 16, 2012 at 9:05pm — No Comments
So very happy to announce that my book, My Sister Is My Best Friend is a finalist in the literary classic award program. Read press release below for details.
For Immediate Release
October 1, 2012
Added by Nicole Weaver on October 4, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments