FREE Mapping Resources! Posted by Sarah on May 28, 2014 in Free History & Geography Resources, Homeschooling Freebies, Themed Freebies Did you know you could incorporate mapping into your homeschool for FREE? I have really enjoyed teaching Map Skills and using Maps to help us with our history studies. There are various books you can buy and curricula that comes with maps to color in, but there are also many FREE resources available online. Here are some good ones that I have found! FREE Printables for teaching Map Skills:
The Teacher's Desk- Free Printables for your Program or Classroom- 2care2teach4kids.com Welcome to The Teacher's Desk brought to you by 2care2teach4kids. Find all kinds of great printable resources to use in your preschool, daycare, or early childhood program. Sit back, grab a beverage, and check out all the new printable pages for you to download for free! After you look at what is on the desk be sure to take a peek inside The Teacher's Files! There are tons of free printable activity sheets that reinforce early learning concepts and skills. The Ultimate List of Free Grammar Games - Psychowith6 Grammar and writing can be a tedious subject to teach. Fortunately, there are so many amazing free games available to make teaching them fun. Until now, you had to Google your heart out to find them. No more!
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FREE SOCIAL SKILLS DOWNLOADS Here are dozens of free autism social skills teaching resources, most with free pdf downloads. The resources vary in difficulty and can be used for children between ~ age 6 and ~ age 18. The resources are organized by color-coded categories below: 1. Communication/Relationships [view video describing these HERE] 2. 5 Keys to Preschool Classroom Management Preschool teachers know that when you’re faced with a room full of three- and four-year-olds, clear expectations and routines are vital if teaching and learning are going to happen. Implementing classroom management techniques can be a challenge, however, when you’re dealing with 30 high-energy kiddos. Recently, WeAreTeachers founder Sandy Fivecoat sat down with Vicki Gibson, educational consultant and the author of the new “We Can” early literacy curriculum. [Watch the full interview.] Here’s what Gibson says are the keys to classroom management in an early childhood setting: Divide and conquer. Students should spend the majority of their day working in small groups, says Gibson.
ESL Teaching Materials for Writing ESL Writing Exercises- Worksheets for Writing Teach Kids to Read with Phonics - Games, Videos, Worksheeets Give your students further practice with English grammar through writing exercises. We offer a good number of writing worksheets on this site. There are printable composition writing templates, sentence scrambles , gap fill exercises, word scrambles, picture description and more which have been broken down into beginner, intermediate and high level writing exercises. Free Parenting Classes - Mommybites Finally, a chance to educate yourself from the comfort of your own home or office! Each month learn about hot parenting topics – sleep, potty training, positive discipline, and more. Mommybites FREE on-line parenting classes are super easy to access – all you need is a computer or a phone! Watch or hear them alone or together with your husband, partner, girlfriends, nanny, grandparents, etc.
Stop Children From Biting: Strategies and Tips for Parents How to Stop Your Child From Biting You're enjoying a sunny afternoon on the playground when suddenly you spot your toddler with teeth embedded in a playmate's arm. Horrified, you rush to discipline your pint-sized vampire -- but what's the best way to handle the situation? Biting is a normal part of childhood development. Young children bite for many different reasons, from teething to seeing what reaction it will provoke. Many children between ages 1 and 3 go through a biting phase, which they eventually outgrow.