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Easy Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

by Laurie Honza | Oct 23, 2020 | Family Fun

It's that time of year... the leaves are starting to change colors, fall sweatshirts and sweaters are being pulled out, apple cider donuts are being eaten by the...

5 Tips for Prepping Math Kits for Distance Learning at Home

by Casey Sewart | Oct 16, 2020 | Teacher Tips, Math

This school year will be unlike any other. Many schools have opted for full remote learning, while some are going a hybrid model or in-person instruction. Just recently...

Remediation and Intervention for Math and Literacy Using Hands-On Learning

by Heather Jenkins| Oct 9, 2020 | Teacher Tips, Math, Literacy

One of the most rewarding experiences as a teacher is to watch students learn something they previously struggled to grasp. There's nothing quite like seeing a student's face light up when s/he realizes "I've got it!" As students...

Individual Student Guided Math Workbooks and Manipulatives Kits

by Reagan Tunstall| Oct 1, 2020 | Teacher Tips, Math

I'm thrilled to share a new product line to meet the needs of this challenging school year- Guided Math Single Student Workbooks and Manipulative Kits. With the need for socially...

Tips on Safely Teaching STEM During the Covid-19 Global Pandemic

by Jason Rachlin| Sept 22, 2020 | Teacher Tips, STEM

STEM education has grown in popularity in recent years and is a great way to get students interested in STEM careers later in life. With science, engineering...

3 Methods for Sanitizing Classroom Essentials without Damaging Them

by h2m| Sept 18, 2020 | Teacher Tips

During these unprecedented times, it's even more important to keep your classroom essentials clean. Here are methods to safely...

DonorsChoose Funding Tips and Tricks for School Supplies

by h2m| Sept 16, 2020 | Teacher Tips

Schools across the country are navigating a very different back-to-school season this year. Not only are districts deciding where and how students will learn...

6 Tips You Should Consider When Creating Your Home Classroom

by h2m| Sept 11, 2020 | Family Fun

This spring you may have experienced turning kitchen tables or family rooms into instant "classrooms" but quickly realized that sometimes these...

Tools to Build Family and Parent Engagement

by Kristin Gauldin| Sept 3, 2020 | Teacher Tips

Here are some ways you can engage families at your school...

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5 Tips for Prepping Math Kits for Distance Learning at Home

by Casey Stewart | Oct 16, 2020

This school year will be unlike any other. Many schools have opted for full remote learning, while some are doing a hybrid model or in-person...

Remediation and Intervention for Math and Literacy Using Hands-On Learning

by Heather Jenkins | Oct 9, 2020

One of the most rewarding experiences as a teacher is to watch students learn something they previously struggled to grasp. There's nothing quite like...

Remediation and Intervention for Math and Literacy Using Hands-On Learning

by Heather Jenkins | Oct 9, 2020

One of the most rewarding experiences as a teacher is to watch students learn something they previously struggled to grasp. There's nothing quite like...

 

 

Tips on Safely Teaching STEM During the COVDI-19 Global Pandemic

by Jason Rachlin | Sep 22, 2020

STEM education has grown in popularity in recent years and is a great way to get students interested in STEM careers later in life. With science, engineering...

3 Methods for Sanitizing Classroom Essentials without Damaging Them

by h2m | Sep 18, 2020

During these unprecedented times, it's even more important to keep your classroom essentials clean. Here are...

DonorsChoose Funding Tips and Tricks for School Supplies

by h2m | Sep 16, 2020

Schoools across the country are navigating a very different back-to-school season this year. Not only are districts deciding where and how students will learn,...

Family Fun

 

 

Easy Halloween Craft Ideas for Kids

by Laurie Honza | Oct 23, 2020

It's that time of year... the leaves are starting to change colors, fall sweatshirts and sweaters are being pulled out, apple cider donuts are being eaten by the...

6 Tips You Should Consider When Creating Your Home Classroom

by h2m| Sept 11, 2020 | Family Fun

This spring you may have experienced turning kitchen tables or family rooms into instant "classrooms" but quickly realized that sometimes these...

Student Tips for Preparing for Remote Learning at Home

by Zev W. | Aug 20, 2020

When I first learned my school was closing because of COVID-19, I was pretty excited. It was right after Spring Break, and I wasn't ready to return to...

 

 

Math

 

 

5 Tips for Prepping Math Kits for Distance Learning at Home

by Casey Stewart | Oct 16, 2020

This school year will be unlike any other. Many schools have opted for full remote learning, while some are doing a hybrid model or in-person...

Remediation and Intervention for Math and Literacy Using Hands-On Learning

by Heather Jenkins | Oct 9, 2020

One of the most rewarding experiences as a teacher is to watch students learn something they previously struggled to grasp. There's nothing quite like...

Individual Student Guided MAth Workbooks and Manipulative Kits

by Reagan Tunstall | Oct 1, 2020

I'm thrilled to share a new product line to meet the needs of this challenging school year- Guided Math Single Student Workbooks and Manipulative...

 

 

Physical and Virtual Manipulatives in Action: Teach Key Math Concepts in Grades 3-5

by Ann Elise Record | Aug 28, 2020

The math concept in grades 3-5 forms a bridge between the additive thinking of K-2 and the proportional reasoning typically begun in grade 6. Very...

Physical and Virtual Manipulatives in Action: Teach Key Math Concepts in Grades K-2

by Ann Elise Record | Aug 21, 2020

I'm asking frequently in my consulting work what lessons teachers can implement for using manipulatives in their classrooms. My response is...

Sidewalk Chalk Number Games for Fun Summer Learning

by Laurie Honza | Aug 7, 2020

If there's one thing you shoudl keep in your child's "I'm bored!" arsenal, it's a box or bucket of sidewalk chalk! Not only is sidewalk chalk really...

 

 

How to Use VersaTiles for Math & Literacy

by Rhonda Mandeville, ME Special Education | Jul 17, 2020

When I first started working at hand2mind, I was not very familiar with their products. There were a few things like pattern blocks and 2-color...

Math Games for Preschoolers

by Abbie Ellis | Jun 3, 2020

Preschoolers are naturally curious learners, so teaching early math lessons at this age can be fun. There are a lot of daily hands-on activities...

Subtract and See Images with Color by Number Printable Coloring Sheets!

by Abbie Ellis | May 8, 2020

This subtraction coloring sheet is the perfect math activity for your first or second grader! Solving simple subtraction problems determines the right color to use...

 

 

STEM

 

 

Tips on Safely teahcing STEM During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

Jason Rachlin | Sep 22, 2020

STEM education has grown in populairty in recent years and is a great way to get students interested in STEM careers later in life. With science, engineering...

STEM Activities and Projects for 5th, 4th & 3rd Graders

by h2m | Jun 19, 2020

Are you running out of ideas for educational and fun activities your children can do? STEM activities empower curiosity and creativity, foster...

4 Questions On How to Outfit a Makerspace

by Nick Provenzano | May 7, 2020

One of the questions I receive most often when I work with schools and teachers around the country is, "What shoudl I buy for my makerspace?" This...

 

 

Social Emotional Learning

 

 

3 Key Areas for Keeping Calm During Lockdown... Our Story of Sensory Play

by Chris Truby | Jul 9, 2020

Not being able to go to our favorite places and enjoy our favorite activities is frustrating for anyone. Now consider the perspective of children on the...

The Best Fidget and Sensory Toys for Kids

by Abbie Ellis | Jun 12, 2020

Time of uncertainty and stress lead to fearsand worries in both adults and children. For children this could mean anything from a change...

Printable Gratitude Journal for Kids

by Abbie Ellis | May 21, 2020

Keeping a gratitude journal is a simple way to keep track of the good things happening in life! This type of journaling can support your child's social...

 

 

Literacy

 

 

Remediation and Intervention for Math and Literacy Using Hands-On Learning

by Heather Jenkins | Oct 9, 2020

One of the most rewarding experiences as a teacher is to watch students learn something they previously struggled to grasp. There's nothing quite like...

How to Use VersaTiles for Math & Literacy

by Rhonda Mandeville, ME Special Education | Jul 17, 2020

When I first started working at hand2mind, I was not very familiar with their products. There were a few things like pattern blocks and 2-color...

Learn How to Teach Your Child to Read at Home

by Lisa Helfand | Jul 2, 2020

From an evolutionary perspective, teaching kids to read is a relatively new undertaking for the human brain. Our brains are not...

 

 


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