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Warren Elementary School Store

Warren Elementary School Store Helpers

Ruth Spivak oversees the school store at Warren Elementary in Maryland. She took a few moments to tell us about their great school store.

Tell us about your school store

The Warren Elementary school store is open every day between the opening bell and the late bell. The cashiers are all 4th and ...

Rainy Day Recess

Rainy Day Recess

When the weather outside is frightful, teachers have to cancel recess on the playground. Don't let the rain dampen your chance to enjoy the break inside. Brighten up a dreary day with activities that encourage learning, movement, and, most importantly, play.

Balloons and Balls

Even without gymna...

How to Keep Kids Focused on Learning and Not Summer

Keep Calm. It's nearly the end of school

It's hard to believe that summer break is right around the corner! The increase in temperature often leads to a decrease in students' attention spans. Kids begin daydreaming about upcoming vacations. Many stress over future final exams and end-of-course assessments. These can be difficult challeng...

Rewards for Summer Reading Programs

Summer is approaching and when the final bell rings at the end of the school year, parents will turn their attention to finding summer programs for their kids.

Public libraries offer a great service to their communities through Summer Reading Programs. These programs are great for motivating kids t...

Spring Outside for Education

Spring Science

As spring arrives, changes occur all around us. Flowers break through the earth, stretching petals toward the sun. Grass greens. Birds chirp wildly, soon filling their nests with eggs. The wind carries a croaking cacophony from a chorus of toads at a pond auditorium. Verdant tree leaves unfurl in ...

Appreciating Teachers

Appreciating Teachers

The following is a guest post written by a teacher. Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you to all the teachers.

I always loved teachers. I can remember learning my letter sounds with puppets from my caring kindergarten teacher, writing my first book report (shaped like a cat) for my ...