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Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steam

Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steam | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - With school in full swing across the United States, the littlest students are getting used to the blocks table and the dress-up corner - and that staple of American public education, the standardized ((Stolen from @mjeaton's FB account!
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Children 'prefer to play outdoors'

Children 'prefer to play outdoors' | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Children would rather be playing outdoors than watching television, but parents' concerns keep them indoors, a survey suggests.
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Children in high-quality early childhood education are buffered from changes in family income | Today Topics

While losses in family income predict increases in behavior problems for many children, attending high-quality early childhood education and care centers
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- The Imagination Tree

- The Imagination Tree | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Autumn Sensory TableBy: Anna RansonCreate an Autumn sensory table using natural materials for kids to explore the colours, textures of the season up close. We, like I'm sure you have too, have been collecting leaves and conkers (buckeyes) by the armful as we go out Continue reading
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Through children’s eyes: Love, fear, hope, jokes

Through children’s eyes: Love, fear, hope, jokes | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Surprising, uplifting, assertive — a kid’s life, in an image and six words. Here are selections from “Things Don’t Have To Be Complicated: Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs By Students Making Sense of the World’’ (TED Books). Let us know what you think — or write a six-word memoir — in our comments section below.
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What Can Mistakes Tell You?

What Can Mistakes Tell You? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Today as my Super Stars were reviewing facts about plane shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle and hexagon), I was listening, watching, asking, and supervising as I walked through the room helping each student with his or her math journal.
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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.
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Sustaining Attention in the Early Childhood Classroom

Sustaining Attention in the Early Childhood Classroom | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Maintaining attention of young children in early childhood classroom
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We can't hear/read these tips enough!

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Childhood Neglect Linked to ADHD | Therapy Blog – NaturalTherapyForAll

Childhood Neglect Linked to ADHD | Therapy Blog – NaturalTherapyForAll | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
A new study found that early childhood neglect is associated with changes in brain structure. http://t.co/25LUPOAX5d
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Early Childhood Education Boosts Lifetime Achievement, Paper Finds

Early Childhood Education Boosts Lifetime Achievement, Paper Finds | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Investments in early childhood education can pay for themselves because they substantially boost students’ chances of educational and economic achievement over the course of their lives, a paper finds.
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It's time we gave our children permission to get outside and get dirty

It's time we gave our children permission to get outside and get dirty | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Helen Meech: People who spend more time outdoors as kids are the ones who have a stronger interest in protecting the planet
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New Blogging Challenge: Your story, as a reader...

New Blogging Challenge: Your story, as a reader... | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Hi Friends!
We all have stories. As educators, we tend to focus on the stories of our classrooms and students, and of ourselves as teachers. But we all have stories that go before, beyond, and above the school stories.
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Why Early Childhood Science Education is Important - Steve Spangler Science Blog

Why Early Childhood Science Education is Important - Steve Spangler Science Blog | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Steve Spangler participated in a #TeacherFriends Twitter chat this week to discuss early childhood science education. Here are his responses.
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How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead

How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Based on recent findings, a report offers three recommendations as to how teachers, schools, and districts can help close the gender leadership gap.
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Kindness Elves: An Alternative Elf on the Shelf Tradition - The Imagination Tree

Kindness Elves: An Alternative Elf on the Shelf Tradition - The Imagination Tree | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Create a new tradition with the Kindness Elves, an alternative to the Elf on the Shelf, and focus on positive, character-building activities for kids.
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Start the Year With Super-Easy, Tech-Savvy, Six-Word Memoirs | Scholastic.com

Start the Year With Super-Easy, Tech-Savvy, Six-Word Memoirs | Scholastic.com | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
How do you get the Twitter generation to write a memoir? Start with Hemingway and six words. Novelist Ernest Hemingway didn't tweet or text, of course, but he's inspiring students to write and share their life stories online. Reportedly challenged to write a story in just six words, Hemingway wrote:
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Later sunsets 'make kids more active'

Later sunsets 'make kids more active' | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
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kindergarten computer lab lesson plans - KindergartenWorks

kindergarten computer lab lesson plans - KindergartenWorks | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
What can kindergartners do in computer lab successfully? In my own personal experience I've found that kindergarten computer lab lesson plans were practically non-existent.
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The importance of imagination play. - Blog | My Cubby

The importance of imagination play. - Blog | My Cubby | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Here we look at imagination play. What is it and what are the benefits to our children?
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October is SUPER Fun

October is SUPER Fun | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
October is the month to remember history and have Halloween fun. We enjoyed  making Columbus's ship and other frightfully funny creatures.
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Great fun for early readers from... - Playful Learners | Facebook

Great fun for early readers from Childhood 101
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How to Refocus a Difficult Class

How to Refocus a Difficult Class | Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Many thanks to Even the most seasoned teachers encounter a class they just can’t reign in. Here are five simple methods for taking back control of your classroom, while still maintaining your sanity and professionalism. #1 Take advantage of the support systems in place.

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Inside an acclaimed Amherst teacher’s kindergarten classroom

Inside an acclaimed Amherst teacher’s kindergarten classroom | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Ritsuka “Ricci” Mastroianni is quiet. Very quiet.
She talks to her kindergarten students at Wildwood Elementary School in a gentle
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