Category Archive: School

Jan 25

Tangram

Do you use Tangram games in the classroom? Tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. This game practices …

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Sep 18

Free online coloring pages

New at LessonSense.com are free coloring pages. Each themed coloring book consists of several free coloring pages that you can color, save and print straight from the LessonSense.com website. You can choose from the themes animals, autumn, bears, Christmas, circus, Halloween, professions, shop, Spring, Summer and Winter. Have fun!

May 21

Computers and younger children

There has been lots of debate whether computers ought to be used with more youthful children. Some educators doubt the worth of modern know-how with more youthful children. But some researchers have found lot of positive learning benefits with the use of computers in more youthful children, when an adult supervisor is involved. Positive impact …

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Jul 03

Kindergarten fears

Kids nervous about the first day of kindergarten? Parents wondering what’s expected of them? Here’s a happy way out for everyone -hold a kindergarten cookout The first day of formal schooling can be a trying time for five-year-olds, their parents and the school. Fear, apprehension, anxiety, concern, tension. Not everyone feels these emotions on the …

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Feb 15

Kindergarten teacher: A ‘cute’ job?

This is a story by a male kindergarten teacher … A strange thing happened to me the other day. A few blocks from school I was meeting friends for coffee and a woman at a nearby table overheard me talking about my work. “That’s soooooo cute,” she said, waving her friend over. “He’s a kindergarten …

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May 05

Getting-to-know-you activities

My favorite first-day-of-school activities aren’t particularly unique or creative. They are intended only for fun and to be helpful to me as I get to know my new students. Let’s jump right into our first circle activity. My name is _____, and if I were an animal I’d be a _____ because…. I demonstrate for …

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Dec 10

Anger management worksheets

Dealing with children who have anger issues may be challenging, and it needs thought & imagination. A child’s mind is normally not developed to deal with intense feelings of anger. They cope with these emotions in their own childlike manner which usually involves acting out or throwing a tantrum. Unaware of the specifics which cause …

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