Saturday, January 30, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016


We have a wide variety of games both online and in the store.  With so much indoor recess during the winter - a new game might just keep everyone happy and busy!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Watch This Teacher’s Elaborate Adele Parody About Snow Days

"Third-grade teacher Mary Morris really loves snow days. So much that she created this very elaborate, six-minute parody of Adele’s “Hello,” all about snow days. Seriously, the production values here are much higher than your average Adele parody. She clearly really loves snow days."

Monday, January 18, 2016

Bosses vs Leaders

"We are a Leader In Me School and talk a lot about using the 7 Habits of Happy Kids in our everyday lives. I love the idea of encouraging kids to act as leaders in the classroom and beyond. What I have noticed, however, is that sometimes "leadership" comes off as "bossypants" and that is not the route we want to take!"

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Shake It Off!

This cute video was borrowed from "Kickin' It In Kindergarten".
Write two different numbers on the board while playing “Shake it Off”.   
Students have to use their hands to “shake off” the smaller number. 
"I started off using numbers 0-10 but they have gotten really good at it so I’ve started to use larger numbers. I modeled the thinking process of looking at two numbers and then making the decision of which one was smaller. In order to get kids to think and use strategies, you have to model it for them.
I hope that the video gives you a better visual!"

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tactile Games

Here are some excellent tactile games.

Grades: PreK+

Learning Style: Visual, Tactile

Skill Development: 

Language- Learning how to identify the textures of Ruff's bones in words helps students expand their descriptive language abilities. 

Fine Motor- Grasping, exploring, and manipulating the different textured bones leads students to further develop their ability to use their fingers and hands purposefully and improve manual dexterity. 

Math- Ruff has 20 bones. How many does he have left if he hides 3 in his house? There are two bones outside and two bones inside Ruff's house. How many does he have in all? Early math games can prepare students for math success and Ruff and his bones are ready to play. - See more at:

Scratchy, slippery, silky or soft? Explore a whole bagful of textures!
  • Builds tactile discrimination skills and related vocabulary as children interact with each texture

  • Features 20 pillows and patches (10 different pairs) for hands-on activities

  • Includes Activity Guide and drawstring bag that holds all components

  • Each textured pillow or patch measures approximately 2"-3", perfect for small hands

  • Grades PreK+