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9 criteria to select a primary school

Choosing an elementary or primary school, the institution where my daughter will be spending most of her time at a very vulnurable and impressionable age, was not as easy as it seems. 870 more words

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Rhymes, rhythm and colorful illustrations set the tone that math is fun

Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems makes math fun and answers the age-old question, “How does math help me in real life?”  Some poems show math’s practical side as in “To Build a House” and “Take a Number.” Others highlight how math connects to the beauty of the world as in “Sky” and “Nature Knows its Math.” 60 more words

Elementary School

Black With No Way Out

Life can be a mix of so many things – good and bad and in between. Tellingly, there are times when the chickens, in fact, do come home to roost. 1,127 more words


Positive behaviour role models - Tu Tangata

At our school we are part of a Ministry of Education initiative called Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L). It’s aim is to help parents, whānau, teachers, early childhood centres and schools address problem behaviour, improve children’s wellbeing and increase educational achievement. 66 more words

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Can every Child Be Great at Math?

A recent study by the Child Development Institute found that just about everyone can be good at math. While natural talent does give some students the edge, math is about… 476 more words


Should Cursive Handwriting Be Taught in Elementary Schools?

It’s Not Just Fancy Writing

           In this age of dwindling letter writing, many argue that there is no
longer any necessity for elementary schools to teach… 342 more words

dr. suess, you silly goose!

Dr. Suess turned 111 earlier this month. Well, he would have if he were still alive. But in elementary schools around the nation, his birthday is still celebrated. 101 more words