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]

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]