The mathematical concept of place value is an essential one for young learners to grasp. Place value understanding will help children move on – and thrive – with more advanced math. “Place value” is the phrase we use to talk about how numbers, when arranged in different places, show different amounts. For example, in the […]

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It could arguably be called the Pulitzer Prize of children’s literature, and chasing after the coveted Caldecott Award is serious business for anyone who illustrates children’s picture books. It’s also a decision that’s being taken very seriously in my classroom of second and third graders. The Caldecott Medal is named after Randolph J. Caldecott (1846-1886), […]

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As a musician and someone who deals in the visual arts, it’s not hard for me to draw a natural connection between music and art. Both deal in the same abstract qualities-texture, balance, form, design, harmony, line and emotion-albeit in very different ways. Both forms of expression seem to tap into the same space in […]

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One of the most effective ways to inspire children to try new foods and make healthy choices is to involve them in cooking. When they make something themselves, they are more inclined to give it a try! As we start our Food for Thought family workshop today, we thought it would be fun to give […]

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