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Get Out, Get Active, Stay Healthy Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? That’s right! What better way to kick-off the summer season than by enjoying the great outdoors, playing with friends and family, and eating healthy. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month was created to increase awareness about the [...]

The following post is a new addition to our Montessori teaching series. Our guest author, Andrea Coventry, grew up in Montessori schools and is a current educator and internet writer on teaching Montessori. (The following activities are found on the abcteach member site. Learn more about becoming a member!) The Year of the Animals Every [...]

For Special Educators and parents, the arrival of Spring often means the beginning of the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) season. Teachers are reviewing data on their students’ progress toward their goals and objectives. They are also evaluating and formulating new accommodations and modifications to help students succeed in their general education classes. abcteach has recently [...]

Did you know that as members and visitors of abcteach, you’re part of an international community of educators? Pretty cool, isn’t it? Your abcteach colleagues come from around the globe, and bring an amazing mix of tips, traditions, and experiences to share with your class. With this in mind, abcteach is proud to announce the [...]

Music: Making Seasons Bright

December 19th, 2011

Music makes the world go round. And when it comes to the holidays, both traditional and contemporary music add to the magic of the season. Whether you’re in the car, shopping around or feeling merry with family and friends, there’s nothing like a collection of classics to put you in the mood. If you haven’t [...]

Just in time for the holidays, abcteach is happy to announce the latest addition to our Family Activity Planner Series. The Holiday Theme, like other themes, was created by abcteach educators and presents a number of embedded learning activities in three age levels. Enjoy a variety of winter-themed activities with your family, along with a [...]

Montessori Series: Happy Harvest

November 11th, 2011

Here is the next edition in our Montessori teaching series. Our guest author, Andrea Coventry, grew up in Montessori schools and is a current educator and internet writer on teaching Montessori. (The following activities are found on the abcteach member site. Learn more about becoming a member!) Happy Harvest! Halloween has passed and now we [...]

Last week we shared easy practice exercises to help teach any student basic math fundamentals and expand their understanding of money and its use. This week, we make additional suggestions of fun and practical activities that apply money related skills to daily life. You may need a collection of coins and bills, a sorting tray, [...]

Learning and practicing money skills will benefit students their entire life. Next week, abcteach is introducing a new collection of flashcards that assemble a variety of paper bill photos from $1 to $100. The new additions will join our coin flashcards (from $0.01 to $1.00) and shopping flashcards already found in the Special Needs section (free [...]

It’s Italian Heritage month! Who doesn’t love the rich beauty of Italian culture, from food to art? This month, however, also gives us the chance to celebrate the brilliance and ingenuity of Italian scientist, inventors, explorers, engineers, and educators. They explored the heavens, crossed the world’s oceans, conceived of flight, and designed great buildings. They [...]

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