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Spelling Inside Out: Developing Visual Memory

Spelling Inside Out: Developing Visual Memory

Ask kids what they had for dinner yesterday – they probably can’t remember! The ever-increasing amount of screen-time definitely has an adverse impact on students’ lives and it is quite damaging to their development of visual memory. Because visual memory has a profound effect on student development, we want it to be strong as we start to look at spelling.

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Math Mights Mania: T-Pops

Math Mights Mania: T-Pops

“Why can’t we just do it the way we learned it?” T-Pops understands that building number sense and the ability to communicate thinking is much more important!

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Welcome, Dotson!

Welcome, Dotson!

We are super excited to announce our new Deck o’ Dots, featuring our new character Dotson!  Dotson is a part of our Math Mights family. The last of original 10,000 decks of Deck o’ Dots has gone to its new home and so it’s time to welcome our new and improved Deck o’...

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Playing with Numbers: SumBlox

Playing with Numbers: SumBlox

Wouldn’t it be great if there were blocks that could specifically support play in math and allow our students participate in mathematical self-discovery?

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Children at Play: Putting Play Back in Education

Children at Play: Putting Play Back in Education

I go into hundreds of classrooms a year, and I find the kindergarten classrooms to be the most interesting.  At one time, we thought kindergarten was going to be a great, developmentally appropriate idea for our youngest students. I was part of the planning committee...

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Get Off the Escalator! Building Independence in Math Workshop

Get Off the Escalator! Building Independence in Math Workshop

The concept of Math Workshop changes the way math has looked in schools for the past 30 years. As we talk about building independent learners, working towards inquiry-based instruction and turning more control of the learning over to students, the idea of entitlement comes up often.

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Motor Development Matters!

Motor Development Matters!

Did you know that a child's ability to skip is correlated with his or her math skills?  Did you know that static/dynamic balance has a lot to do with readiness for reading?  Motor development, both fine and gross, does matter a great deal as we take a whole child...

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2018 Update! ESGI: Assessment Made Easy!

2018 Update! ESGI: Assessment Made Easy!

Do you ever wish you had more time?? How does 400 hours sound?? We are thrilled to partner with a company that wants to help you reclaim your time by simplifying the assessment process! Early childhood teachers have historically struggled to find an efficient way to...

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