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<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<>~~~~~<> Educational CyberPlayGround K12 Newsletters Happy Reading for Today <Karen> * Activities* * * End of the Year Activities <http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/endofyear.html>IDEAS FOR CLASSROOM USE like autograph books and the cootie cathcher game, remember those?
LAST DAYS OF SCHOOL <http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/newteacherlastday.html> Cool end-of-year activities that combine fun and learning throughout the summer.
End of the Year Goodbye Music Games for the Classroom <http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Music/endofyear.html>
"You are Special" A Love Story <http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Teachers/newTeacherSpecial.html>
Sometimes that is the most important education you can give your students. *Early Learning*The Departments of Education and Health and Human Services posted Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Annual Performance Reports <http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-earlylearningchallenge/performance.html> for Fiscal Year 2011 state grantees: California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Washington.
Departments proposed priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria <https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/05/20/2013-11821/proposed-priorities-requirements-definitions-and-selection-criteria-race-to-the-top-early-learning> for the FY 2013 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant competition <http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-earlylearningchallenge/>.
Kathleen Sebelius proposed a new regulation <http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/child-care-rule> to strengthen standards for health, safety, and school readiness of children in federally funded child care.
Department of Education announced applications for new awards <https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/05/23/2013-12212/applications-for-new-awards-ehanced-assessment-instruments-grants-program-enhanced-assessment> under the Grants for Enhanced Assessment Instruments Program <http://www2.ed.gov/programs/eag/>, to support development or enhancement of Kindergarten Entry Assessments aligned with a common set of early learning and development standards.
Support from the Department, teaching artists from the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts <http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/> and preschool educators are pioneering an innovative approach to teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects through the arts as part of high-quality preschool programming. Presently in classrooms in the Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools, the Early STEM/Arts Program will soon be replicated in 16 locations nationwide..
ReadingThe World’s First “Kumbaya” Moment: New Evidence about an Old Song By Stephen Winick <http://www.loc.gov/folklife/news/pdf/FCNews32_3-4_opt.pdf>
ToolsConverseen <http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Arts/earlsande5.html> can convert, resize, rotate and flip an unlimited number of images. It's an open source program that supports over 100 image formats and the user interface is easy to use. The site for the program includes a FAQ area and this version is compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems.
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