Category Archives: Elementary Classroom Teaching

Brain Waves Stay Tuned to Early Lessons – NYTimes.com

New York Times Blog: When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music. Read … Continue reading

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Elementary Music & Reading: A Perfect Christmas Combo

Now that Halloween has passed, thoughts move on to the holidays of fall and winter: Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. And of course, it’s a natural progression that gift-giving (and buying) become high-priority items on many to-do lists. As an … Continue reading

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Remembering the Santa Maria

Columbus Day has been celebrated all over the world in one form or another, since the colonial period, when European nation states established colonies on other continents. It was during the 400th anniversary of the United States observing and celebrating … Continue reading

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NEW Freddie the Frog: Beyond the Books | Finally Here!

NEW Teacher’s Book! [The information below is taken from Sharon's e-newsletter announcement that the long-awaited book, Freddie the Frog: Beyond the Books is finally in print. Get one now, for the beginning of your school year!] From Sharon: How do … Continue reading

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