At the entrance is a soaring climbing structure to the mezzanine–the ‘Landmark Climbing Structure’–reminiscent of the skyline of city. Children may also explore pattern and preservation in the ‘Mission Courtyard’, open a bank account for museum currency in the Good $Cents Bank, or conduct their own scientific experiments in ‘Leonardo’s Workshop’. Continue reading
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Using Primary Sources in the Primary Grades
The following article is from the Office of Educational Research and Improvement which is part of the Department of Education.
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What do a stamped Christmas postcard dated 1910, a Confederate one hundred dollar bill, soda pop bottles from Egypt, ice tongs, a rug beater, and a woven prayer rug from the Middle East with a picture of the Kaaba at Mecca all have in common? These and many other artifacts can become primary sources, the very real “stuff” of the social studies that can so effectively engage the young learner in active learning. The use of primary sources in the classroom is a way for students to develop the intellectual curiosity that leads to further research and increased awareness of the world around them. Continue reading
Six Questions Educators Should Ask before Choosing a Handwriting Program
Material used with permission of Zaner-Bloser, Inc., Columbus, Ohio.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication Digest #124
Educators involved with young children who are just beginning to write have a very important job. As with all emerging skills, what is learned right from the start will shape lifelong habits and abilities. Writing is a skill used to express thoughts and communicate. A fundamental part of writing is the learning and forming of letters. Continue reading