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July Activity Ideas

July 11th, 2012

It’s July, it’s summer break, and living in Chicago right now, it is definitely hot. School vacations, no matter where you are on the map, mean plenty of time on the hands of students. But fear not – there are numerous avenues to keep the learning alive and their young minds active. One way to [...]

The following post is from fellow educator, colleague, and Mommy Perks owner, Shara Lawrence-Weiss. She shares wonderful time management tips that parents, or anyone working with children, can use this summer. Time management is such a tough issue for most parents. Toss in summer break with the kiddos at home 24/7 and it’s enough to send [...]

Greetings! Before you’re off on vacation ventures, we want to make sure that your abcteach account is summer-ready. The following is a repost of past blogs. We hope you find it useful, but please don’t hesitate to contact our abcteach Member Support Team if you have any questions. Interested in joining abcteach? We have individual [...]

It’s that special time of year again when you find yourself making lists, checking them twice, and thinking over who’s been helpful and nice. No, not the holidays. We’re talking about the end of the school year! With the school year coming to a close, your lists are undoubtedly full of final projects and summer [...]

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 blog was authored by homeschooler and abcteach staff member, Carol Welch. With the year coming to a close, Carol shares ideas and quick planning activities that she used for her boys. Wrapping Up a Successful Year Here we are at the end of another school year. As a homeschool mom, I have always [...]

Teacher Appreciation Week has finally arrived and abcteach wants to celebrate you. In honor of the amazing job that you continue to do with your students, we are excited to announce a Teacher Appreciation Week Special: $10 off all new and renewal memberships to abcteach. Whether you are a teacher, homeschooler, parent, or caregiver, we [...]

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 [...]

It’s April: Go Green!

April 16th, 2012

Are you into gardens, composting, or planting trees? How about clean air, fresh water, and healthy soil? Do you like recycling, bike riding, or farmers markets? If any of these activities has you raising a green thumb, then this is definitely the month for you. April is full of special dates, weeks, and observances dedicated [...]

With the weather being so warm lately, it seems like we’re approaching summer rather than just entering spring. But alas, it’s April that is upon us, which means great seasonal classroom activities are still timely. Peruse our What’s New section. We’ve added interactive flipcharts, Special Needs activities, Common Core Reading Standards, and new cultural holidays. [...]

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