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  • 12 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas We Love

    12 Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas We Love

    Here at Ellison we consider teachers to be real life superheroes and we tend to get all giddy when Teacher Appreciation Week comes around. We are even more excited about this upcoming week because today we get to share some of our favorite gift ideas.

     
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  • 5 Projects Perfect For Earth Day

    5 Projects Perfect For Earth DayIf you have a bit of spare time between planting trees and picking up litter, we have a few favorite projects we can't wait to share with you for Earth Day! Grab some recyclables and give these 5 creative lesson plans a try!

     
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  • 9 Fantastic Projects To Do For Library Week

    9 Fantastic Projects To Do For Library Week

    Library week is here and at Ellison we are feeling a little bit nostalgic remembering all the fun ways we used to celebrate library week at school. In honor of this fun week, we have come up with a list of 9 fantastic projects to do with your class to celebrate library week and encourage reading!

     
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  • 6 Projects That Strengthen Reading Skills For Ages 2 To 6

    6 Projects That Strengthen Reading Skills, Pre K - K, Ages 2-6 (2)

    Have you ever noticed a child trying to crawl?  It's very obvious they are trying and as they practice more and more they eventually do crawl. Children exhibit the same behavior with reading. Often children ages 2-6 will show an interest in wanting to read and that will usually show up as an interest in books. They understand the concept of sounding out words and putting them together is what it means to be able to read, they recognize letters and call them by name, and they understand the "sound" words make - the phonics. Once your kiddos are ready to read, use the following 6 projects to help them strengthen these skills.

     
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  • 5 Spring Lesson Plans We Love

    5 Spring Lesson Plans We Love

    Spring has arrived! The birds are singing, the trees are turning green and we can't wait for Spring-learning! We were looking through all of our cool and refreshing Spring projects and we wanted to share our favorites with you!

     
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  • Kick Off Random Acts Of Kindness Day With These 5 Ideas

    5 Ideas To Kick Off Random Acts Of Kindness Day

    Did you know that we have over 800 lesson plans for all kinds of fun holidays on the Teacher Lesson Planning Calendar? Random Acts Of Kindness Day (a.k.a R.A.O.K Day)  is one of our favorites. We spoke to our Education Consultant, Sandi Genovese, and she gave us her top 5 favorite ideas to use for this special day.

     
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  • The Season Of Giving With Ellison Education

    The Season Of Giving With Ellison Education (1)

    Hello educators!

    We hope you caught our Facebook Live yesterday. We gave you a little sneak peak at how Ellison Education celebrates the Season of Giving. But if you didn't, we have 12 weeks of giveaways coming up. That's right, we're giving away prize packages every week for 12 weeks starting this Monday, October 3rd 2016.

    This is our biggest giveaway yet!

    We're giving you 12 chances to win ama...

     
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  • Fall Into Halloween With a Trick And A Treat!

    Fall Into Halloween With a Trick And A Treat!

    Fall is almost here and Halloween is right around the corner. Today, we want to share two very different lesson plans, taken from our Lesson Planning Calendar. They work together really well to get your students excited about learning math. These made-for-you lesson plans are printable and ready to go when you need inspiration or some fun new ideas.

    Learning Tricky Math

    Fall Into Halloween With a Trick And A Treat!

    Grade Level:1-2, 3-5
  • 3 Pre-K - 12 Lesson Plan Ideas Perfect For Hispanic Heritage Month

    HHM Lesson Plan Ideas (3)

    Hispanic Heritage Month is all about celebrating the contributions and heritage of Hispanic and Latin American culture. We are really excited to share with you some lesson plan ideas that will help your students strengthen writing skills, learn Spanish vocabulary and identify Latin American flags.

    Raise The Flag!

    3 Pre-K - 12 Lesson Plan Ideas Perfect For Hispanic Heritage Month

    Grade Level: Pre-K- 12

    Great for: History, Fine Arts and Holidays

    Kick off the fu...

     
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  • 4 Science Themed Lesson Plans To Try Next Week

    4 Science Themed Lesson Plans To Try Next Week

    Do you think Science rocks? We sure do, and to prove it we've pulled some of our favorite science-related lesson plans. These made-for-you lesson plans, located in our planning calendar, are printer friendly and ready to go. Grab them to easily plan your week ahead!

    #1- Working Thermometer and Lab Fun

    4 Science Themed Lesson Plans To Try Next Week

    Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
    Curriculum: Fine Arts & Crafts, Math, Science, STEAM (Science, Tech...
     
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