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Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?

Has the imagination disappeared from Lego? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
The Brick 2014 show for Lego enthusiasts is about to take place in London, but critics say the toy has become less creative, with too many specialised pieces and instruction manuals. Is this true? Lego was simple once, the critics complain.
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My class argues about who will use the specific character or wheel or ready made thing. Not so when it was ALL imagination based.

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50 Online Early Readers (with audio)

50 Online Early Readers (with audio) | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
I found an awesome website that has over 100 early readers with audio! The site is Unite For Literacy and I took the first 50 of the books and created a Symbaloo webmix for my class. The best part ...
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#HourOfCode 2014

#HourOfCode 2014 | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Are you ready to rock the world? You can do that by getting a little bit of coding time into your school day. There are tons of excellent resources to harvest and the future is in desperate need of computer science majors, especially females!
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When Do We Discuss What?

I was in a PD session last week. We were talking about Class Act and how to develop phonemic awareness skills in our students. It wasn't long before we started talking about teaching printing, as p...
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The Hour of Code - WORLDWIDE - YouTube

Last year hundreds of organizations joined together to create fun introductions to programming for all to learn. This year the goal is to get 100 million par...
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Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
What a teacher bound by confidentiality can't tell other parents about the disruptive student in her class -- or what she is doing to make things better.
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Let's read it again. We all say it in our heads.

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A New Era for Student Assessment

A New Era for Student Assessment | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Standardized assessments, even when they include open-ended questions and are performance-based, only give us part of the picture of a student's readiness for college and career success.
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Connect English learners to science with online projects

Connect English learners to science with online projects | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
The COPELLS Project allows English learners to become proficient at science through cooperative online projects.
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Dear Parent: About THAT kid...

Dear Parent: About THAT kid... | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Dear Parent: I know. You're worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting shoving pinching scratching maybe even biting other children. The on...
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Powerful post by Amy via #kinderchat.

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Quentin Blake: We need more disabled children in picture books

Quentin Blake: We need more disabled children in picture books | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Known for his pictures in the Roald Dahl stories, illustrator Blake focuses on inclusion in a new book.
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How 2-Gen Strategies May Help Break the Cycle of Poverty - EdCentral

How 2-Gen Strategies May Help Break the Cycle of Poverty - EdCentral | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Research has documented the impact of a parent’s education, economic stability, and overall health on a child’s trajectory.
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Play Counts: The Early Childhood Environment: What Does Yours Say?

Play Counts: The Early Childhood Environment: What Does Yours Say? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
RT @DianeKashin1: Play Counts: The Early Childhood Environment: What Does Yours ... http://t.co/LFhkhNoCPq
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Like an Alphabet (music by Madonna) - YouTube

Like an Alphabet (music by Madonna) - YouTube | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
LAUSD's Olympic Primary Center proudly presents "Like an Alphabet," a Madonna-inspired instructional video BY kindergartners and FOR kindergartners. Watch as...
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Coding for Kindergarteners

Coding for Kindergarteners | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.
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Fun Foundations for Pre-K and Elementary

Fun Foundations for Pre-K and Elementary | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
At the younger end, you'll find tools to help kids order, count, read, and develop friendships. Older students engage more in complex problem-solving and decision-making.
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My Favorite Kind of Weather

Weather changes from day to day.  We have rainy, windy, and sunny days but not snowy ones.  Can you guess what kind of weather is our favorite?
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Number recognition and counting from 1-100 is the foundation of math.
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6 things we learned about connecting kids with nature

6 things we learned about connecting kids with nature | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Why should we help children connect to the natural world? And how can we best do so? Cathy Jordan, University of Minnesota Extension specialist and associate professor of pediatrics in the Medical ...
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Would I Want to be a Pilgrim?

Would I Want to be a Pilgrim? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
It would be fun to be a Pilgrim for a little while. But after a few days, I think I would want to live in 2014 again.
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Mahalo for attending the Parent-Teacher Conferences this week.
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Teacher Tip: Use Your Desktop Monitors and Interactive Whiteboard as Anchor Charts

Teacher Tip: Use Your Desktop Monitors and Interactive Whiteboard as Anchor Charts | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
My students and I LOVE using our interactive whiteboard, but there are times when it's apparent that it has taken over a substantial portion of my dry erase/display area, and others when we have so many items open that scrolling through them all...
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Nov 12th: Early Childhood Astronomy

Nov 12th: Early Childhood Astronomy | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Podcaster: Nicole Gugliucci, Georgia Bracey, Alice Enevoldsen, Julia Plummer, Anna Hurst Schmit, and Jennifer L. Jipson
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Noisli - fantastic background noise and color generator ideal for working and relaxing.

Noisli is a fantastic background noise and color generator ideal for working and relaxing. Plus Text Editor for distraction-free writing.
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