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If you are a teacher or parent, don’t be shy, and be sure to check out all of abcteach’s interactive materials. There are many different kinds of interactive whiteboards and software. On abcteach, we offer both SMART Board® and Promethean ActivInspire® materials. You don’t have to have fancy equipment or an expensive tablet in order [...]

Greetings, colleagues! With the school year about to start, abcteach is back again with our Eye on Curriculum blog series. The Eye on Curriculum series is a monthly highlight of specific subjects or sections on abcteach. We’ll cover general concepts, teacher insights, and ways to use related materials in your class. If you missed it, [...]

Do you have a child or student with special needs? Are you looking for ways to promote acceptance and understanding in their friends and classmates? The following article is from regular guest contributor Shara Lawrence-Weiss. Shara discusses her own experience having a child with special needs and the steps she took to calm her son’s [...]

Water Learning Activities

July 22nd, 2013

Water: H2O, HOH, agua, l’eau, acqua, wasser, ice (in a solid state), vapor, or steam (in a gaseous state)… it’s one of our most valuable and utilized resources around the world. It covers approximately 75% of the earth’s surface, makes up 55-75% of the human body, and as a freshwater source, is found most plentifully [...]

Summer is finally here, which means biking along the lake, picnics at the beach, and leisurely reads in the park, at least to this Northern girl. Summer also means delving into one of the greatest joys of the warm weather season: gardening! After being dormant for months, we are now experiencing a bountiful supply of [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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