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It has always been my tendency to think of additional uses for worksheets, flashcards, posters, or any teaching tool. Although materials can certainly be used just once, I’ve found that the best way to get the most mileage from these “teaching extras” is to brainstorm alternative uses. Through brainstorming, I could always come up with [...]

Lincoln’s Birthday

February 12th, 2009

Note: One of the treats of teaching is the spontaneous comments from young students. I always loved them, and some of them have stuck with me for years. Here’s one for today:   Our school annually celebrated Lincoln’s Birthday. A fellow teacher’s daughter was attending first grade at our school. In the course of the [...]

Welcome!

February 3rd, 2009

Greetings, and welcome to the new abcteach blog! My name is Sandy Kemsley. I am a former teacher and the owner of abcteach. As a teacher, I always loved brainstorming new ideas to help teach a lesson and make learning fun for all learners. During my first year teaching, I was asked to go to [...]

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