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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 [...]

That’s right: free memberships for all undergraduate education majors and their professors. With college tuition soaring, we could not be more proud to provide this to our collegiate community. abcteach’s University Partnership Program is designed to promote education and support future educators through their studies, and into their new classrooms. Education undergraduates have unlimited access [...]

Let the Games Begin!

July 27th, 2012

The world is abuzz with excitement, the countdown nearly over… yes, sports lovers and world competition enthusiasts, the London Olympic Games are here! The 2012 Summer Olympic Games begin today, with what is certain to be an amazing display of talent, teamwork, heartache, and triumph. Over 10,000 of the world’s top athletes, from 204 National [...]

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 [...]

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