While a cute concept, being a peacemaker does not mean raising your hand, standing in a line, or always listening to authority. If people like Dr. MLK and Gandhi have taught us anything, it's that being peaceful and compassionate are not synonymous with passivity or submission. Sometimes rules are wrong and authority illegitimate. While subtle, this curriculum teaches children that one must always obey "the rules" and authority; and really, how dangerous a message is that?

While a cute concept, being a peacemaker does not mean raising your hand, standing in a line, or always listening to authority. If people like Dr. MLK and Gandhi have taught us anything, it's that being peaceful and compassionate are not synonymous with passivity or submission. Sometimes rules are wrong and authority illegitimate. While subtle, this curriculum teaches children that one must always obey "the rules" and authority; and really, how dangerous a message is that?

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

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

Fun math game to teach Time

Telling Time Packet {activities to practice hour & half hour}

Cute saying to get kids listening and not playing with things while doing so.  Free poster from Simply Kinder!

Management Tip & Poster

Cute saying to get kids listening and not playing with things while doing so. Free poster from Simply Kinder!

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