Find the Funding you Need for your Great Classroom Project

clock September 23, 2013 14:41 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Do you have a great idea for a classroom project or school program but lack the funds to make it happen?  Don’t let your ambition fall by the wayside.  There are many resources to help teachers put great ideas into action.  Consider applying for a grant.  Thousands of dollars are available for teachers with projects both large and small.  Here are a few resources to get you started:  Kids In Need Foundation Kids in Need Teacher Grants are designed to provide K... [More]

Inclusive Literacy Lesson: Shake a Letter!

clock September 17, 2013 11:46 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Letter knowledge and recognition is one of the most important steps in developing literacy skills for young children. It is "the ability to recognize all 26 letters of the alphabet in both uppercase and lowercase forms and to understand that letters are the foundation of words." Do you remember growing up and singing the ABCs over and over again? How about when you mastered the ability to say the ABCs backwards? Or when your children, or the children in your classroom, mastered these skills? The... [More]

5 Ways to Kick Off the New School Year on the Right Foot!

clock August 22, 2013 11:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
    The start of school is filled with a range of emotions. From nervous excitement to apprehension and uncertainty, students will arrive at your door with hopeful optimism that your classroom will be safe, fun, and a place where they will want to be. Starting off on the right foot can make all the difference. Here are five simple things you can do to set the stage for a great school year. Make a good first impression. The old adage that you never get a second chance to make a first im... [More]

Fly Away for Aviation Day

clock August 16, 2013 14:06 by author Kaplan Early Learning
August 19th--next Monday--is National Aviation Day. First designated in 1939 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Aviation Day is the anniversary of Orville Wright's birthday. An interesting fact about this: Orville Wright was still alive when Roosevelt issued this proclamation--and lived for nine years following! So whether you're a believer of Ohio, North Carolina, OR Connecticut being first in flight, you can celebrate Aviation Day for providing us with a safe way to travel that gives us a com... [More]

Classroom Makeovers on a Budget

clock July 18, 2013 10:50 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Back to School season is quickly approaching! Around here, all of the superstores and office supply stores already have their displays and sections put together to assist shoppers with their back to school needs: pencils, paper, backpacks, rulers, folders, and so on. But while the kids are getting ready to go back to school, what are you, as a teacher, doing to prepare? Are you looking for ways to makeover your classroom, but working with limited funds? Let us help you! [If you remember our Pin ... [More]