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Conversation Heart Activities for Valentine’s Day

Conversation Heart candies are those sweet-talking, heart-shaped confections that have kids of all ages enjoying the sayings and munching for years. Loads of colors, flavors, and sayings that change from year to year; these candies are over a century old. The New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) began manufacturing these hearts around the year 1902, but …

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Games and Puzzles in Mathematics for the Elementary Classroom

National Game and Puzzle Week is celebrated from November 21st thru the 27th and National Puzzle Day is January 29th. It’s a time to discover all types of “Arithmetricks” in the classroom by playing games and puzzles in mathematics that stimulate analytical thinking and challenge kids’ problem-solving skills. Below are a few ideas to try. …

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Reindeer Games and Activities for the Primary Grades

Reindeer Games and Activities for the Primary Grades

Focus on fun as you spotlight one of the season’s favorite animals – the reindeer. Children hear about the famous Rudolph during Christmas and wonder if reindeer can really fly. Teach your students about this animal through reindeer games and other movement activities. Handprint Reindeer Hats Prior to the movement games, invite the children to …

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