Christmas in the Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines is the only country in Asia where Christians are the majority. Catholicism came from Spain in the late 1500s and while many Filipino Christmas traditions come directly from the religioius calendar and would be recognizable to all Catholics, others are home-grown.

President’s Day: Snack: Coconut Balls

This classroom recipe can be done with any age group. Kindergarten students will enjoy it as much as high school kids. Since no baking is required, students can make these in class and then eat them right away.

Click Away Carbon Emissions

With a bit of background about greenhouse gases and carbon emissions, most students will jump at any opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint. And, in the age of the Internet, it no longer takes a huge commitment – just a few clicks!

Homeschool Math Curriculum- Advice for Homeschooling Parents

Last year I tried Modern Curriculum Press’s Mathematics Level C for homeschooling my daughter in the 3rd grade. The book was boring and my daughter lost interest in Math. I had to switch curriculum during the school year, which cost more money.

Combat Bullying: Five Online Resources

Dealing with bullies can seem like an endless battle where the biggest fights erupt at the most inconvenient times. As teachers, it’s important that we have our own arsenal of ammunition that we can pull up in a pinch. Here are five essential Web sites to bookmark for your next bully battle.

Reading Readiness Lesson Plans

Discover ways to make the most of reading aloud with children! Take advantage of natural learning times to get your child ready for school success with these extension activities.