3 Trends Kids are Currently Loving

Cut to the Chase: #ShopkinsarethenewPollyPocket Your kids want you to play with them- so start a Family Game Night! Building toys are fun AND foster problem solving skills Shopkins Surely you have heard of Shopkins™. They are super cute, small characters that live in a BIG shopping world! There’s hundred of Shopkins™ to collect and love. At Scholar’s Choice, we …

3 Trends Teachers Are Currently Loving

Cost Efficient Bulletin Board Sets Gone are the days of using a bulletin board to serve one stagnant purpose! 2016 is the year of curriculum-based bulletin board sets that offer multiple time-saving solutions for helping students build essential skills through visual reinforcement. Here are two new bulletin boards sets that every teacher needs! This place value mini bulletin board set ($10.99) …

Don’t ban them, Use them! How to use Shopkins in the Classroom

Keeping students focused on learning can be a challenging task, especially when you are competing with a variety of in-class distractions, like perhaps tiny collectable figurines that have elementary school kids obsessed. If this is something you can sympathize with, then your class has been hit by the Shopkins craze. Instead of banning them from the classroom, however, here are …

Puzzled about Puzzling? 8 Tips for Choosing the Right Puzzle

From brightly coloured puzzles that appeal to toddlers to difficult jigsaws that stump adults, puzzles offer a great deal of fun to people of all ages. Putting together puzzles helps kids build essential skills and can keep adult minds sharp. Families who assemble puzzles together benefit from the time spent engaging with each other. Puzzles get everyone away from the …

Daily Teaching Tips- Get Ready for Provincial Testing!

Here are some tips for getting your students ready for provincial testing on a daily basis in your classroom: Familiarize students with timed tasks– Give your students math mad minutes or math drills, for example, to practice computation skills for speed and accuracy; use a timer in the classroom, and have students take turns being timekeepers while completing tasks. Familiarize …

Teacher Developed Interactive Notebooks

Cut to the Chase… Save time and help students become active, engaged learners. Ready-to-use series with all the templates and instructions you’ll need to easily apply curriculum-based skills to hands-on experiences. Unique and creative note-taking strategy provides an organized, interactive learning environment. Carson Dellosa’s new Interactive Notebooks help teachers save time and help students become active and engaged learners. They …

Playing with Baby

Playing?  With a tiny baby?  Some of you may be wondering exactly how to when humans are that young.  Babies are tiny and fragile – but not easily breakable.  And truly, playing is essential to a baby’s development and initiating early learning skills. Here are some fun, safe and creative ways to play the youngest of us. Babies love objects and holding things. …