The Importance of Self-Regulation in the Classroom

clock November 5, 2013 03:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
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Let Students Bring the Traditional Halloween Story to Life

clock October 18, 2013 09:01 by author Kaplan Early Learning
It was a dark and spooky night….  Many teachers across the country are trying to tap into the excitement of the Halloween season as a springboard for creative writing assignments.  Spooky stories with talking scarecrows, glimmering pumpkins, and haunted houses have all the makings for reinforcing figurative language, adjectives, adverbs, story elements… the list goes on.  But just as we ask students to look at these kinds of assignments through a creative lens, maybe... [More]

Pump Up Your Fall Decorations!

clock October 11, 2013 09:41 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Pumpkins are a great decoration for fall, especially in the classroom. Often harvested in the early fall, pumpkins serve as a food and decorative staple throughout the colder months. Other great additions to your fall display include gourds, multi-colored corn, haystacks, and mums. There are many ways you can decorate pumpkins for your fall-themed classroom displays. One of the easiest ways to decorate your pumpkin is to paint it! The paint will help the pumpkin last longer, and painting is much... [More]

Teaching Children about the Fall Harvest

clock October 2, 2013 16:19 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Children are full of wonder as the world changes around them in the fall. Fall colors and seasonal changes grab children’s attention and imagination. It is important for teachers and caregivers to use fall and its seasonal changes as an educational opportunity. The five senses, colors, science, math, and more subjects can all be incorporated into fall lesson plans: Create lesson plans that promote discussion about seasonal changes and explain that autumn is another name for fall. Fall col... [More]

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]