You are unlikely to have the full set of these unit blocks at home but encourage block building with your kids. Read all about them on my projects to try site or the homegrownfriends site. Blocks are the best toys kids can have.
This is why Adventist schools have multiage classrooms with small class sizes--the small class sizes make it easier to differentiate and the multigrade classrooms taught with a multiage approach make a huge positive impact on student achievement.
This chart has 32 characteristics of a high functioning classroom. These characteristics would be great for a teacher to reflect on about his/her own classroom practices to make his/her classroom the best learning environment possible.
I facilitate thinking. I engage minds. I listen to questions. I encourage risk I support struggle. I cultivate dreams. I learn everyday. I teach. I'm so proud of you for getting accepted into the program, babe. You are a really great teacher!
Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper If it's made with sirloin, it's got to be good. This French lentil slow cooker soup is bubbling with other delish add-ins, too, like cumin and cayenne—and it has less than 300 calories per serving!
Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom: Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Salad. Although a lot ingredients, it comes together easily and holds up well for leftovers if the dressing, chicken, and remainder of salad ingredients are refrigerated separately.