5 Cardinal Rules for Decorating Your Classroom

Whether you go all out or prefer simplistic classroom décor, there are some things we can all agree on. Spring is a perfect time to do a refresh. Spring clean your classroom, INCLUDING your décor. Here are 5 cardinal rules for decorating your classroom: PROTECT WHAT YOU POST If you’re going to display anything in your classroom for more than …

Messy Play: Mud, Powder & Paint

A quality messy play environment provides lots of opportunities to explore the senses, experiment, develop physically and provides reasons to work together and communicate. It is also a great way for children to unlock their imaginations, as there are no prescriptive end goals making it an open-ended way to play and learn. As many practitioners know, the word ‘messy’ can …

6 Manipulatives, 15 Classroom Ideas

Kids learn by doing, which is why manipulatives are perfect tools for teaching and reinforcing concepts. They are useful for hands-on, small group activities; and for letting students explore and develop reasoning and problem-solving skills. Here are 6 manipulatives we love, and 15 ideas for using them in your classroom: (Side note- if you are interested in any of the …

TEA… THE HEALTHIEST BEVERAGE ON EARTH

People have been exploring tea’s health benefits for 5,000 years. Whether we are seeking mental alertness, protection against disease, or renewal of the spirit, we enjoy tea for many reasons. Research on tea and its health effects is underway in academic institutions and medical settings all over the world and many exciting leads have been uncovered. As more studies begin …

Math Squared Game Review

Cunningly educational, Math Squared is a game where learning your addition or multiplication facts is made easy, fun and captivating. Read on to find out more about the game, see it in action, and learn about the important learning skills this fun game will help your children develop and strengthen. Cut to the Chase Encourages number skills, logic, quick thinking …