Category Archive: Curriculum

Oct 07

Do Worksheets Work?

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Do Worksheets Work? Way back in 1985, a study estimated that elementary school children completed about 1,000 worksheets per year. And guess what? Although mainstream educational research has repeatedly demonstrated that worksheets are an extremely limited and often ineffectual tool, things haven’t really changed much. In a recent study, one observer counted 500 worksheets in a …

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Dec 18

Science Inquiry Fridays!

This quarter, we started a Science Inquiry class on Fridays.  Students took turns choosing science experiments based on their own inclinations, similar to our buddy time classes.  We believe in inquiry-based learning because it provides kids, who are naturally curious, with the opportunity to research their particular interests.  It helps students build self-confidence by working …

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Mar 12

Cloverleaf App Reviews: A Fun Way to Learn the Continents!

A Fun Way to Learn the Continents! Review by: Ms. Emily App Name: iLearn:Continents & Oceans (Jumper Mobile) Price: FREE Learning Goal: This app helps students learn the location of the seven continents and five major oceans. Description: This app has three modes: Learn, Game and Test. In Learn mode the students can touch the …

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