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]

Have a Fun Fourth!

clock July 3, 2013 12:07 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Here's a great little history lesson for you! Did you know that John Adams originally predicted in a letter to his wife, Abigail, that Independence Day for the United States would be on July 2nd? Legally, the separation of the thirteen colonies occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted on a resolution of independence. It would be officially legalized two days later when the Declaration of Independence--written by the Committee of Five (Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman,... [More]

Camping with Dads for Father's Day

clock June 13, 2013 14:32 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Father's Day is a wonderful time to spend time with your family, celebrating all that the fathers in your life do--your own father, your children's father, any brothers you might have--the list goes on. For children, spending time with their fathers on Father's Day can create wonderful memories that they might one day share or recreate with their own children. We've got an idea for you--camping, and you don't have to travel for it! Let's Go Camping!   Share with your children that when you ... [More]

Donors Choose for Children

clock June 5, 2013 16:47 by author Kaplan Early Learning
In the past, we have worked very closely with DonorsChoose.org for various fundraising efforts--it's great to know that the money you raise is going directly to teachers. Which is why we are fundraising for DonorsChoose once more this month! If you are a fan of Kaplan on Facebook, you may have noticed a small overhaul of our Facebook page: new cover photo, new pictures... for every new 'Like' we get on Facebook, we've resolved to donate $1 each to DonorsChoose. If you're not a fan of Kaplan on F... [More]

Flagmaking for Memorial Day

clock May 20, 2013 16:41 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Next Monday is Memorial Day. While schools will will be closed, you can do this fun flag riddle and flagmaking activity before next Monday and tell the children what Memorial Day is all about!   Flag Riddles Learning Objectives Learn the colors of the flag. Develop their large motor skills. Vocabulary America, blue, flag, red, symbol, white Materials American flag white construction paper markers and crayons glue pre-cut white stars What to Do Display the American flag for the children... [More]