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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 [...]

Here at abcteach, we’ve just launched a big upgrade to our search tool that will make finding the perfect teaching activity much easier. Here’s a rundown of the main improvements: 1.  More Relevant – Our search algorithm has been improved, and results are now more relevant to your searched keywords. 2.  More Visual – Results [...]

Wishing All the Best in 2013

December 30th, 2012

Looking back at 2012, the year was full of new additions to both sites at abcteach. Our staff continues to work towards the goal of creating materials that help reach your students and support their love of learning. We’ve collaborated with fellow educators, industry colleagues, and you, our abcteach community. The following are a few [...]

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