How Teachers Can Rock this Summer

Retrieved from: https://theblissprojectblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/top-10-reasons-teachers-need-summers-off/   Be a student. With summer finally coming around, this is the best time for you to turn into a student yourself. Whether it’s taking online courses, pursuing a Master’s, or learning a new language, the sudden availability of free time that comes when school is finally over is the perfect opportunity to ...

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How to Control Your Child’s Screen time

Whether you want to admit it or not, screen time is a “thing” for kids of pretty much all ages. Statistics show that many parents start exposing their children to screen time as young as three years old. Whether you subscribe to that idea or not, one thing that cannot be denied is that kids ...

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South African Heritage Songbook

Enjoy the South African Heritage Collection. For a full PDF of the South African Heritage Songbook, please click on the book cover image. If you would like to try our NEW online version of the songbook or if you, have trouble downloading links below, please click here.

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Circle of Color

This month at Rock and Roll Daycare we celebrated the Indian International night and were lucky enough to watch Indian dancers perform for children. Many classrooms also made use of the summer time and adventured out to field trips. The infants took a boat ride by the Charles river and learned about sounds from various ...

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Summer Camp Survival Guide

As school winds down, summer camp season is revving up. Whether your child is going to a day camp or a sleepaway camp, there are certain “must-haves” to make the experience an enjoyable one. Check out our summer camp survival guide before your child leaves the house.           Bathing Suit & ...

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The Key Life Skills That Kids Need to Know

It is true that school gives children a well rounded education, but does it prepare them for life after graduation? Learning about cells and basic economic patterns are not all that schools should offer their students. Here are a few skills you can teach in your classroom that may not follow the curriculum word-by-word, but ...

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O Holy India!

Children at Rock n Roll were busy learning about India this month and got much needed outdoor time too. Some prepared for the annual Spring tea event by practicing pouring, serving and some grace and courtesy which includes using polite conversation. Different classrooms also spent time learning about new things. Younger toddlers studied transportation; they ...

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How to Inspire Your Kids to Read More

Let’s face it, times are changing. Kids are now growing up with a tablet between their fingers, swiping away at a screen. It seems like the days when kids went outside with a tower of books in their hands are long gone… but not if we can do something about it. Reading is incredibly beneficial, especially ...

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Indian Heritage Songbook

Enjoy the Indian Heritage Collection. For a full PDF of the Indian Heritage Songbook, please click on the book cover image. If you would like to try our NEW online version of the songbook or if you, have trouble downloading links below, please click here.

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5 Ideas to Cure Summer Boredom

Chances are that your kids are counting down the days until their summer vacation begins. You may not be sharing the same excitement level because the start of their vacation means you need to start finding ways to keep them busy and from hearing those dreaded words, “I’m bored”.   While you can always take ...

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Feeling the Earth

Alas! The long-awaited season of Spring is finally here which means our tiny humans can finally begin exploring their surroundings. We took a big interest in Earth week in April and discussed many ways of taking care of our environment. Children also had their Mexican international night where they sang and danced their hearts out ...

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Take Your Class Outside

“Can we have class outside?”   This is a question all teachers have undoubtedly heard and usually veto. The outdoors seems like a distracting and unorganized terrain; an unnecessary obstruction to the lesson plan. How could children possibly concentrate outside the walls of the classroom? Well, there is actually an abundance of research indicating that ...

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5 Fun Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us (it’s May 13th, just in case you forgot!). If you haven’t thought about what to get for mom, grandma, or any other special mom figure in your life, we’ve got you covered. Instead of going with the standard flowers, candy, or jewelry, try a homemade gift.   When ...

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5 Small, Every-Day Actions Teachers can do That Will Go a Long Way with Their Students

What if I told you that there are five small, minimal things you can do every day to make your student’s day brighter and their learning experience more positive? Well, there are ! Start making a habit out of these ten actions within your classroom and you’ll notice the difference in your students’ behavior and ...

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Allowing creativity in investigation…

This month tiny humans at RRDC were busy learning about Mexico, enjoying sharpening their senses with sensorial activities and building motor strength. Children work like busy bees during the Montessori work period, when appropriate depending on the age group, inside their classrooms. They take their work outdoors to explore too.  All children, especially toddlers and ...

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