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The following article comes to you from abcteach Special Needs creator and veteran, Janie Quinn. In this post, you’ll find tips and tools to help young children develop and establish appropriate interpersonal communication skills. Social Skills Social skills are a collection of behaviors and actions that allow us to initiate and maintain appropriate interactions with [...]

Our last Teaching Extras blog: Tips for a Memorable Classroom, showcased end of the year activities that will add a personal touch to your last weeks together as a class. In this edition, we’ll explore materials to use on field trips with your students, as well as items that kids can bring home and utilize [...]

May’s Eye on Curriculum theme is Teaching Extras, a versatile section of materials, decor, and creatives for your classroom and lesson plans. As we approach the final stretch for the school year, let’s explore a few activities that add a personal touch to your last weeks together. These highlights can be adapted to multiple grades [...]

Teaching Extras Welcome back, May! We hope that everyone is enjoying the bloom of flowers and the warm weather that we’ve all been patiently waiting for.  (At least for us Northerners.) A new month means a new theme for our Eye on Curriculum blog series. In April, we took an extended look at mathematics, from [...]

Math is all around us! In order to lead an independent life, we need to use a variety of math concepts. That is one of the reasons why learning about math in school is so important. There we learn about the basics, such as shapes, matching, sorting, counting, multiplying, dividing, along with many other skills. [...]

During this Mathematics Awareness Month, we have explored a number of different activities in our Eye on Curriculum series, from general teaching resources to preschool exercises and learning opportunities for homeschoolers. Let’s now take a leap into more structured activities for your students: Common Core Math. Our first Common Core Math blog explored Operations & [...]

The following blog is one of the featured articles from our newest online publication, the abcteach Quarterly Digest. This quarterly member newsletter highlights creative teaching ideas, educator insights, along with ways to make the most of your abcteach membership. Family Activity Planners Project aides, classroom funding, math activity nights… oh my! The support that you [...]

The following article comes from our friends at The Preschool Toolbox. Co-founder, Darla Hutson, shares the step-by-step process on how to make make fun springtime math activities with your preschoolers and kindergarteners. Pony Beads Kite Games for Math Pony Bead Kites are a fun way for preschool and kindergarten children to learn basic math concepts in [...]

Welcome back, April! The start of each new month means the start of a new Eye on Curriculum blog series. Each year, the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) deems April as Mathematics Awareness Month (MAM), so in its honor, our blog focus this month will be on math. The 2013 MAM theme is the [...]

Welcome to the latest segment in our Eye on Curriculum series. In honor of Reading Awareness Month, the March topic is Language Arts. As we did with our Common Core posts, this month’s articles will focus on curriculum discussion and classroom activities, as well as creative teaching extras, supporting sections on the site, and guest [...]

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