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Cut It Out: Try These Multisensory Activities

At Learning Without Tears, we’re all about fine motor skills activities! Our calendar is filled with fun and silly days to celebrate building successful handwriting and keyboarding skills. When we...Continue reading

 

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7 Winter Solstice Activities

Winter is here! The winter solstice is December 21. In honor of the shortest day of the year, we're giving you seven short activities your preschool students can complete in a jiff. These...Continue reading

 

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Chill Out with Our Top Three Cursive Activities for Winter Break

Keeping kids cooped up during winter break can lead to cabin fever! Try these fun cursive activities with your students, so they can stay busy while practicing cursive! 

 

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How to Celebrate National Letter Writing Day with Beginning Letter Learners

Happy National Letter Writing Day! Today is a great opportunity for educators to create innovative and exciting lesson plans for handwriting and literacy. But, what do you do if you teach a class...Continue reading

 

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Happy Veterans Day

Today, we are thankful for veterans. For over 200 years, members of the US Armed Forces have dedicated their lives to protecting the United States and ensuring that the rights and liberties of its...Continue reading

 

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Family Conferences Don’t Have to Be Scary

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While children look forward to the fright and fun of Halloween, educators begin to dread a key component of the season—family conferences. Family conferences are challenging not only for educators...Continue reading

 

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Don’t LEAF Out Fall Writing Activities

As the school year gears up, the leaves begin to change, and students fall into a routine, your lesson plans and writing activities may need an autumnal boost! Check out our fall-inspired ideas...Continue reading

 

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Happy Constitution and Citizenship Day

Each year on September 17, we commemorate the signing of the US Constitution by 39 delegates on September 17, 1787. As we celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day this year, we look back on its...Continue reading

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Five Quick Tips for Fitting Handwriting into Your Day

Handwriting does not have to drain your teaching time. It takes only 15 minutes of practice a day for students to develop strong handwriting skills. Teachers can add flexibility to their...Continue reading

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Be a Good Citizen of the World…Wide Web

If you’re an elementary school teacher, you instruct children who have had technology at their fingertips since they born. These digital natives were born well into the information age and have a...Continue reading

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