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The Teacher's Guide-Free Worksheets, lesson plans, SMARTBoard templates, and Children's Songs

The Teacher's Guide-Free Worksheets, lesson plans, SMARTBoard templates, and Children's Songs

Tips for Engaging Parents this School Year It’s that time again for many of us worldwide to start the new school year! This time of year is very exciting, but also comes with new challenges. One of the most important challenges of the school year is how to engage parents. Larry Ferlazzo, author of Building Parent Engagement in Schools, points out that while many schools involve parents they rarely engage parents. According to Larry Ferlazzo, engaged parents are those that enter into partnerships with teachers and school staff to provide the best learning environment for children. Begin the Conversation Instead of having parents sign a syllabus with difficult language try sending a personalized email. I use a blanket email I copy and paste but the first two sentences always say something along the lines of, “Dear Mr. Set-up an Online Parent Community Set-up a community for your parents to communicate with you and other parents. Keep Parents Active Partnerships work best when we help each other. Invite Parents to a Workshop

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Buzzle National Science Digital Library Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Search form Search Low-cost, teacher-tested activities for the classroom and the curious. Science of Cooking • Explore the science behind food and cooking with recipes, activities, and Webcasts.PreviousNext Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities, and More Auroras: Paintings in the Sky Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Feeling Pressured Feel atmospheric pressure changes by stepping into a garbage bag. Camera Obscura Take the Beat Back Uncover the everyday origins of some extraordinary instruments. The Cold Water Candy Test Science of Baseball What's the science behind a home run? Arctic Seals These unique – and uniquely beautiful – seal species spend their lives amid the sea ice Plant Hybrids If you're a patient gardener, you can grow your own hybrid flowers. 2016 Total Solar Eclipse Telescope View Watch the telescope view of the entire 2016 total solar eclipse in Micronesia. Energy from Death Slinky in Hand Make waves without getting wet. Cheshire Cat Pages explore Connect

Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class - SimpleK12 The following is a guest post from Michelle Doman, a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin. Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class Many people get a little squeamish, wiggly, and offer a scrunched expression when I respond to the question, “What grades do you teach?” I teach middle school, and with heart and honesty, I find great joys (and challenges) in teaching the group referred to as “tweens” and adolescents. So, I invite you into the quirky world of middle school. Here are the Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class... 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. If anyone has more ideas to capture the wondering, daydreaming, (hormonal) minds of middle school students, I would love to read about them. Related Articles 10 MORE Ways to Wake-up Students in Class About the Author Michelle Doman is a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin's Rosendale-Brandon School District. P.S.

{FREE} Weather Unit for ages 3-9 1StumbleUpon 0 I’ve covered various topics to teach my preschool and homeschool kids about weather, but I really wanted to make sure I covered it all (if there is such a thing =-) So I put together all the weather stuff I could possibly dream up in this mega 40 page Weather Unit Printable Pack! The Weather Worksheets are educational and fun for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd, grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade homeschoolers. FREE Weather Unit Pack for Preschool and Homeschoolers I wanted to keep it fun, appealing to both kids (so there are activities appropriate for ages 3-9), and educational. Download FREE Weather Worksheets By downloading from my site you agree to the following: This is for personal use only (teachers please see my TPT store)This may NOT be sold, hosted, reproduced, or stored on any other site (including blog, Facebook, Dropbox, etc.)All downloaded materials provided are copyright protected. >> Download FREE Weather Unit Pack << This post was written by:

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