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March is Literacy Month

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA There are few characters in American Pop Culture as iconic as those created by Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. From Horton to the Lorax, the characters and their stories, have captured the hearts and … Continue reading

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Popping in Kindergarten

By KellyAnn Bonnell, MA It’s always a challenge to incorporate pop culture in meaningful ways in the Kindergarten and First Grade Classroom. The shows young kids identify with can lead to a whole host of behavior problems that can be … Continue reading

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Handling Holiday Break Camps

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA As teachers return to classrooms in January, OST professionals are brushing off the glitter from holiday break camps and shifting their thoughts to spring break camp and summer camp. This winter break, we at Pop Goes … Continue reading

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National Sesame Street Day

On November 10, 1969 Sesame Street premiered on American television. Its curriculum had been piloted right here in Phoenix at Arizona’s oldest child care center, Phoenix Day. It was an innovative idea that children could learn watching a television show. … Continue reading

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Kidscreen: Kids have a non-fiction addiction. Now what?

After discovering just how much kids are drawn to non-fiction digital content, research firm Insight Kids shows how marketers and content creators can get in on the action. By Sarah Chumsky October 25, 2016 5,127,666,603. Lose track among the digits? … Continue reading

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Preparing for All Hallow’s Read!

This year Halloween is on a Monday. This means we need to find appropriate ways of allowing our classroom communities to engage in festivities that are age appropriate and sensitive to the needs of the community. A family literacy night on … Continue reading

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Creating a STEAM integrated Environment

  What does STEAM integration actually look like? Well, an example would be a science class studying Darwin who takes time to explore  Darwin’s sketches.  When Darwin was studying birds on the Galapagos Islands, he sketched them. Today Darwin’s Finches … Continue reading

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The String Maze for Critical Thinking

There is something elegant about string mazes. Boys in 4th-6th grade really love the challenge. This summer we used a string maze as a daily challenge for our Super Hero Summer Camp. Now many staff do not like string mazes. … Continue reading

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Going Deep in After School

By KellyAnn Bonnell, MA When was the first time you “went deep” on a subject? I was about ten years old. I had just learned that April 15, my mother’s birthday, was the date the Titanic sunk. For some reason … Continue reading

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New Training Topics

by KellyAnn Bonnell, MA   We are pleased to announce new training topics for the 2016-17 Academic Year tailored specifically to foster healthy positive youth development. Start the year out with the skills and tools necessary to building lasting relationships … Continue reading

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