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Social Network Site for Kids!

With the dozens and dozens of social network sites out there, it is no wonder why kids want to get their own account and interact with their peers. Although many sites allow kids to have an account, they may not always be age appropriate. Luckily, there are some social network sites that are made specifically for kids. ScuttlePad is designed for kids ages six

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Express Yourself with Disney Create!

Disney characters that are recognizable to children can help them become more comfortable when learning new things or trying new activities. Because children can relate to these characters that they see so often on television and in the movies, they are more likely to open up their minds and express their creativity in their work. Disney Create is a great interactive site that is

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Bed in Summer

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Reading Skills Grade Level: Middle Elementary Bed in Summer In winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way, I have to go to bed by day. I have to go to bed and see The birds still hopping on the tree, Or hear the grown-up people’s feet Still going

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Story Time | Casey at the Bat | Fifth Grade

Subject: Reading Subskill: Reading Comprehension Concept: Poetry Grade Level: Upper Elementary Casey at the Bat The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day: The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play, And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same, A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game. A straggling few got

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For the Genius in All of Us

For some students, they can never have enough stories or material to keep them entertained. Once all the books on the shelves are finished, what’s next? Thankfully, there are sites out there that are dedicated to providing students with safe and fun material to keep them reading. MeeGenius is an online library full of picture books that kids can read along with or read

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Support Teachers | Shoelaces for Teachers Campaign

The end of the year has come and if you and your student(s) are thinking of ways to pay homage to a favorite teacher, mentor, or advisor now is your chance. The members of the Shoelaces for Teachers Campaign are collecting shoelaces in honor of these educators who work relentlessly, despite political backlash and  inadequate funding, for our students. If you think teachers should

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Get Your Game Face On!

Sometimes after a long day at school, kids just need some time to let loose and have some fun. The Nintendo Wii system is a great gaming system that has many options that can keep kids active and having fun. Nintendo has recently partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) with a joined goal of helping Americans become more active. The Wii systems and

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Summer Reading Challenge | Scholastic

http://www.scholastic.com/summerreading/index.htm Students Ages 7 and Up The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge aims to keep your kids reading all summer long. Students age seven or older can register here to log their summer reading minutes and participate in the “Read for the World Record Challenge”. The top 20 schools with the most minutes logged will appear in the Scholastic Book of World Records 2011 edition.

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