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Roberto Clemente Lesson Plans, Activities, Coloring Sheets and More

You may have heard about the baseball legend, Roberto Clemente. But did you know that the Puerto Rican was also a great humanitarian? In fact, he was posthumously awarded a Congressional Gold Medal of Honor in 1973 for his philanthropic work. Roberto Clemente was the first Hispanic to achieve greatness in baseball, such as the first Hispanic to be named league MVP and the first Hispanic elected to the Hall of Fame, among other firsts. I hope you enjoy this collection of resources for learning and teaching about Roberto Clemente. Surprisingly, there are less than I expected. I hope that changes in the future.Then learn about other important Latinos in history that your children should know! This post contains affiliate links. Lesson...

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LeapFrog Microscope + Bonus Slide Only $44.99 Shipped on Target.com (Reg. $90)

A Target deal for curious kiddos! 🔬 Run over to Target.com where they are offering this LeapFrog Magic Adventures Microscope w/Bonus Slide for only $44.99 shipped (regularly $89.99)! Alternatively, you can find this Microscope on Amazon for the same price, but it does not include the bonus slide. This microscope and slide set is a real working microscope – with up to 200x magnification! It includes nine double-sided smart slides plus a bonus slide with exclusive content featuring high-quality BBC videos and breathtaking images. Your kiddos can explore 17 topics including plants, animals, food and minerals! Curious kiddos can prepare their own samples using the reusable slides or they can use the tray to view bigger samples. Even better, they...

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How To Set Up Guided Reading Centers For Student Success In Reading

Okay, you've decided to try reading groups. But, what do you do once your guided reading groups are set up? Making the groups is the first step, but in order for the groups to be successful the activities and centers are important as well. Here are some center ideas and tips that may help. Directed guided reading group The directed guided reading group is the one that gets direct instruction from the teacher. This group will do reading and perhaps some followup discussion or activities together with the teacher as they focus on a specific skill or concept.The centers listed below are stations that can be used for the rotation of other groups. Depending on the number of groups you...

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5 everyday opportunities to teach your toddler to talk

The idea of setting aside time to work on your toddler’s communication skills may feel stressful. Your days are usually packed, and you already have a lot to manage. If you’re struggling to find structured time to teach your little one to communicate–and eventually say their magical first words—the good news is that you don’t have to abide by any rigid schedule. In fact, you can weave practice into your everyday activities.  Related: It’s science: How we talk to babies has a dramatic effect on their future vocabulary Research shows that the more often parents meaningfully interact with their kids and practice foundational speech and language skills (even informally), the more quickly they’ll reach developmental milestones. The bottom line is...

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Make an Anenometer

Studying the weather and learning to make an anenometer, rain gauge, and thermometer helped our kids understand what was happening when a hurricane came through or the tornado warning signal went off. We did all of this in an effort to take the mystery out of why natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and massive ice storms happen. Living in the southern United States, we get our share of hurricanes and ice storms. We’ve lived through demolished roofs, flooded homes, crushed garages, and smashed cars. This is one of the reasons we studied about how the wind is generated and how it’s measured by an anemometer.   Needless to say, when our kids were really small, we had to help alleviate...

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