Magazine article Curriculum Review

Resource Centers for Kids & Teachers

Magazine article Curriculum Review

Resource Centers for Kids & Teachers

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As part of the Elmer's-Kids In Need partnership, Elmer's will also donate product to the Foundation's national network of free stores for teachers. The Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers, 27 facilities across the U.S. where teachers from low-income schools can obtain free school supplies for their students and classrooms, will feature an area called Elmer's Tools for Teachers stocked with Elmer's products.

Learn more about these resource centers and their locations at www.kinf.org/partners/index.php#afiiliates.

Brain games

At the site www.brainist.com, you'll find loads of free riddles, optical illusions, memory games, logic puzzles and more that focus on brain training and health. These could be fun pieces to add to your classes this month!

Brain warm-ups

March 12-18 is Brain Awareness Week. Here are some brain warm-ups to get your students' synapses firing efficiently!

Personal fonts

* Throw out a letter of the alphabet

* Ask everyone to spend 5-10 minutes creating that letter on a piece of scrap paper

* It's important that they work on this alone, without seeing what others are doing

* When the 5-10 minute period is over, ask everyone to share their depictions of that letter

* This is an example of their "personal font"

* Explain how we all approach the same task through our own creative filters - and that's what contributes to the richness of your classroom! …

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