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Zombie-Based Learning

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Jul 30,2013 | Posted in ADHD, Focus, Learning Resources, Math, Reading, Science, Teaching, Unique Approches to Learning by Denise Readinger
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Trying to motivate some tweens and teens can be comparable to walking uphill, in snow, with no shoes on. Unless there are zombies involved. In 2012, David Hunter pitched a Kickstarter Campaign to help him fund his Zombie Based Learning … Read More

Meet Mr. Gallon Man

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May 13,2013 | Posted in Math by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Is your child learning about capacity in math class? Here is a great visual tool to use when you need to reinforce  the capacity of a gallon, a quart, a pint  and a cup.   Use Mr. Gallon man in … Read More

Support Math Learning at Home

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Apr 15,2013 | Posted in Math by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

In honor of Math Education Month, we wanted to share with you some ways to support math learning at home while improving your child’s math skills. Master The Skill: In today’s math classes, lessons are moving at a very fast … Read More

Which assessment is best for me: ACT or SAT?

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Feb 23,2012 | Posted in Math, Reading, SAT Prep, Teaching by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Deciding whether to take the ACT or SAT test can be stressful, however it can also be a simple decision. The SAT test assesses critical thinking skills. The questions tend to be on the wordier side and can cause students … Read More

Project Planning for your Elementary Aged Child

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Feb 16,2012 | Posted in Homework, Math, Teaching by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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My twin second graders came home this week with a math project that is due in 2 weeks. The goal of this project is to find photos of 13 different shapes: solid figures & plane shapes. The teacher has an … Read More

Check out Mindware for Great Educational Toys and Gifts

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Dec 16,2011 | Posted in Teaching Games by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Looking for a few fun educational gifts for kids this holiday season? If so, check out Mindware. This educational game retailer offers puzzles, brainteasers, arts and crafts activities, mysteries, mazes and more to teach and entertain children and adults. Their … Read More

Monday’s Resource – Cool Math 4 Kids

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Nov 15,2011 | Posted in Math by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Looking to get the kids more interested in Math? Having trouble finding ways to keep them engaged while having fun? Cool Math 4 Kids is a math site specially designed for what kids like and how they learn!  The site … Read More

Weekly Resource – Turning LEGOS into Learning Tools

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Sep 20,2011 | Posted in On-Line Educational Resources by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Do your kids love LEGOS®? Mine sure do! Check out this website – It’s a great resource for turning LEGOS® into hands-on learning tools! You won’t believe the possibilities! There are awesome projects, lesson plans, creative play ideas and … Read More

Great Resource – Fight World Hunger through Learning at

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Jul 14,2011 | Posted in On-Line Educational Resources, Uncategorized by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Freerice is a website where visitors can answer a variety of multiple-choice educational questions in an effort to fight world hunger. Every time someone answers a question correctly, the organization that runs the website (the World Food Program) donates ten … Read More

Resource/Recommendation and Summer Learning Series!

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Jun 22,2011 | Posted in On-Line Educational Resources by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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I  decided to combine our Weekly Resource/Recommendation along with our 2nd Summer Learning Tip this week. I thought it was a great one to share! Take a look at Scholastic’s Study Jams Web site It’s a great place to … Read More


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