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School Supplies and Teacher Store - Educational Materials for Preschools, Elementary Classrooms & More

School Supplies and Teacher Store - Educational Materials for Preschools, Elementary Classrooms & More

Play Dough Rangoli Mandalas | NurtureStore By Cathy James on June 14th, 2012 Yesterday’s Play Dough Pizza Parlour was all busy activity and co-operative playing. Today’s Play Dough Pledge idea is very different. My 5-year-old has been ill this week and play dough has come to our rescue. Play Dough Mandalas On offer we had: orange play dough made using our favourite no cook play dough recipe :: bottle tops and lids :: a selection of added extras including pearl barley :: brown, orange and puy lentils :: cumin and caraway seeds The colours and textures and scents of the pulses and spices bring lots of sensory elements to the play. L remembered how we’d used pulses to make Rangoli patterns for Diwali so we decided to see how this would work with play dough. To make the rangoli mandalas she took a blob of play dough and pushed it into a bottle top. The addition of some fancy sugar tongs was popular. She came up with a variety of designs for her play dough mandalas. Get the book! Love play dough? Go on - share this!

Teacher Tipster Home Resources - National Association for Multicultural Education The mission of our good friends at the PeaceJam Foundation is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.” Join one of the most exciting youth movements of our time: PeaceJam and The Global Call to Action. PeaceJam brings young people together with Nobel Peace Laureates to tackle the toughest issues facing our planet – issues ranging from basic needs, such as access to water, to basic rights, such as stopping the cycle of violence, and expanding social justice and human security. Change starts here. The PeaceJam Foundation provides five curricular programs that explore the stories of 12 Nobel Peace Laureates and the ways they overcame problems in their communities. “What DO I Call You People???” General Teacher Certification Requirements in Each State Wikipedia – An open-content encyclopedia in many languages. Books Awesome Library

Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities - Christian Crafts and Learning Activities for Children and Kids of all Ages Musical Childrens Plays at Bad Wolf Press ICDL - International Children's Digital Library Learn to Draw Animals Print and enjoy our Learn to Draw Animals pages for kids of all ages. Kids can use our step by step illustrations to discover how to draw all sorts of animals and build up their skills and confidence in the they are just good fun! You could build up a whole folder of these printable pages for rainy days - teachers might even want to laminate them and keep them ready as a time-filler or reward. And of course many of them tie into classroom themes, too. We have over 80 of these animal drawing pages so you are sure to find one that appeals! Explore our learn to draw animals printables below... By special request, save yourself a lot of clicking and grab all our learn to draw animals, birds, bugs and sea creatures in one easy download! Learn to draw this cute chimpanzee just by following the steps and copying carefully. Whether you are looking at African animals, primates or even Ancient Egyptian Gods, use our learn to draw a baboon guide to add some fun. Kids love meerkats!

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) The Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE) Hawai‘i Project promotes educators’ use of research-based strategies of effective practice for culturally and linguistically diverse students. These strategies are derived from Vygotsky’s theory and over 30-years of research from the national CREDE project, now at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. These standards were recognized by the national What Works Clearinghouse. The CREDE Standards: Joint Productive Activity: Collaborating with students to create joint products.Language and Literacy Development: Developing competence in the language(s) of instruction throughout the day.Contextualization: Connecting new information to what students already know and teaching in culturally relevant ways.Complex Thinking: Challenging students toward cognitive complexity.Instructional Conversation: Teaching through dialogue.Modeling: Promoting observational learning.Child Directed Activity: Encouraging students’ decision-making.

AMAZING PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES Johns Hopkins University: New Horizons for Learning Welcome to New Horizons for Learning - a leading web resource for identifying and communicating successful strategies for educational practice. The Johns Hopkins School of Education does not vet or endorse any information contained on the New Horizons website. Information posted on New Horizons prior to January 1, 2014 can be repurposed as long as the repurposing party provides attribution to the original author of the material being used. Information posted on New Horizons after January 1, 2014 is considered open access information and can be repurposed without attribution to the original author. In all cases, attribution should be given to the New Horizons website. New! Vol.X No. 2, Special Edition: Focus on Autism Vol. It's Here! We just launched an exciting initiative to provide educators with an efficient technology resource database that is teacher-tested. Vision Click here to see our complete vision. Archives