Making Math Come Alive

Math is oftentimes a difficult and frustrating subject for elementary students and parents, so making math come alive is vital. Gone are the days of the rote memory and fact recall activities that plagued our math classrooms for decades. Today, in the 21st century,...

Common Core and Social Studies

With attention on math and science, one overlooked area of curriculum planning appears to be Common Core and Social Studies, or how social studies can be used to meet Common Core Standards.  But then, many Social Studies departments and programs across the USA...

Common Core Comes to Gym Class

Teachers are finding that they can include Common Core standards in many areas, and now Common Core comes to gym class.  “Engage Your Body, Engage Your Brain” is a curriculum plan that includes various activities that can be done in gym which incorporate...

Kids Learn From the Wilderness

An innovative challenge for young students gives the opportunity to have kids learn from the wilderness. When a group of second graders were asked what they would need to survive in Florida’s wilderness with just one backpack for ten people, most of them came up...

Common Core Math Demonstrated with Dance

An original approach to learning in one school has common core math demonstrated with dance routines.  Students at the Momauguin Elementary School took to the dance floor Tuesday morning and wowed parents and teachers with choreographed moves designed to show their...