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Beaded number rods for subtraction! Great visual for students with special needs. Adding concrete materials when performing simple operations, helps build number sense to ensure students are relating quantities to symbols (numbers). For this and more great ways to use beads and pipe cleaners in your math lesson, go to: http://commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com/2014/12/beaded-number-rods.html

School is Cool Birthday Parties: Science, Art, Music, and Reading

Popsicle stick easels!! Cute idea for a kids art themed party, or paint them all a darker colour and use them for place setting at a fancy (somewhat) dinner party...Or...make yourself some and display some actual small art pieces on them!!

Classroom Community Building

Have student wrinkle up the paper heart (not tearing it) and then try to flatten it out. Discuss how words or actions can harm ...