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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Our last Teaching Extras blog: Tips for a Memorable Classroom, showcased end of the year activities that will add a personal touch to your last weeks together as a class. In this edition, we’ll explore materials to use on field trips with your students, as well as items that kids can bring home and utilize [...]

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 [...]

During this Mathematics Awareness Month, we have explored a number of different activities in our Eye on Curriculum series, from general teaching resources to preschool exercises and learning opportunities for homeschoolers. Let’s now take a leap into more structured activities for your students: Common Core Math. Our first Common Core Math blog explored Operations & [...]

The following article comes from our friends at The Preschool Toolbox. Co-founder, Darla Hutson, shares the step-by-step process on how to make make fun springtime math activities with your preschoolers and kindergarteners. Pony Beads Kite Games for Math Pony Bead Kites are a fun way for preschool and kindergarten children to learn basic math concepts in [...]

What do you feel when you hear the word ‘read?’ Are you an avid bookworm or an occasional browser? Have you always been this way? What are your favorite childhood memories about reading? Reading Awareness Month is a wonderful time for children to create lasting memories and develop a lifelong love of reading. It’s also [...]

Our last Eye on Curriculum blogs reviewed a few of the domains in the Common Core Standards’ English Language Arts (ELA) Reading section. Our first post dealt with concepts covered under the Literature category, while the last addressed activities for Informational Texts. The other focus of the Common Core Initiative tackles math and defining the [...]

Our Eye on Curriculum: Common Core series delves further into the English Language Arts (ELA) standards with Reading: Informational Text (this is a link for the general ‘Informational Text’ section; click on the left-hand navigation bar for a dropdown of grades). As we did in our previous CC Reading: Literature blog, we will soon discuss [...]

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