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"Rain" by Fabian Reusat

Engage Your Students and They Will Learn
4 Entertaining Ways to Learn Cause and Effect

Cause and effect. If you have little ones in your house you have a whole lot of this going on all day long. My house is a bit of a mess right now and I can tell you who caused it.

"Rain" by Fabian Reusat

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Go Above and Beyond While Teaching: 6 Fun Ideas for Teaching Prepositions

Go Above and Beyond While Teaching
6 Fun Ideas for Teaching Prepositions

In, on, under, behind, near, opposite, beside, beneath, inside, outside… Prepositions are function words. They have two main functions, connect the noun to the rest of the sentence and specify the position of the noun. Simple enough, right? Maybe not if you are little and just being introduced to the complicated world of grammar and all of the crazy rules that go with it.

Go Above and Beyond While Teaching: 6 Fun Ideas for Teaching Prepositions

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Conjunctions Can Be Puzzling but Let Me Put the Pieces Together: 5 Ways to Keep Your Students Engaged While Learning Conjunctions

Conjunctions Can Be Puzzling but Let Me Put the Pieces Together
5 Ways to Keep Your Students Engaged While Learning Conjunctions

Conjunctions are words that connect two independent clauses or sentences. Conjunctions always make me think about the Schoolhouse Rock song, Conjunction Junction, What’s Your Function? I am not sure why that one stuck in my head but it definitely did.

Conjunctions Can Be Puzzling but Let Me Put the Pieces Together: 5 Ways to Keep Your Students Engaged While Learning Conjunctions

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Using and Recognizing Adverbs Can Be Positively Challenging: 6 Delightful Methods for Deliciously Learning Adverbs

Using and Recognizing Adverbs Can Be Positively Challenging
6 Delightful Methods for Deliciously Learning Adverbs

How, how often, where and when? If you are asking these questions you are most likely using adverbs. This part of speech can be more difficult for kids to recognize and can leave them feeling frustrated.

Using and Recognizing Adverbs Can Be Positively Challenging: 6 Delightful Methods for Deliciously Learning Adverbs

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You Are so Beautiful to Me
7 Absolutely Fun Activities to Teach Adjectives

You are so beautiful to me! Really you are one of my very favorite readers! We use adjectives so much we don’t even think about it, even to describe our favorite blog readers. Adjectives are used to describe or modify a noun. Although this is still a fairly simple part of speech it may not be as easy for little ones to understand as some of the others.

You Are so Beautiful to Me: 7 Absolutely Fun Activities to Teach Adjectives

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