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To my mind, there are two compelling reasons for considering the environment in the context of children’s education. The first is that good education helps children construct knowledge and develop understanding through interaction with their immediate environment. The second is that we as a species need an education that will bring about a deeper relatedness to the environment. A relatedness that will prevent us from destroying the very basis of our lives.

An exclamation is a sentence that expresses great emotion! David and Paige covered declarative, interrogative, and imperative sentences; now they tackle a fourth type of sentence that ends in an exclamation mark. Find out more!

I am a math teacher but I have always loved poetry. My interest in these two very different subjects made me wonder if I could bring them together in my classes. I felt that the combination of poetry and math could enthuse even the most reluctant child to learn maths.

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A book talk is a presentation of a book by one student to others in the class. In a period of 45 minutes, two children can talk about a book they have read recently. This activity can be done over one term in the academic year for each class or for selected classes.

Grammar is the collection of rules and conventions that make languages go. This Khan Academy video introduces the nouns.

Check out this practice session on their website.

Let us dream about the school first!
Let us first imagine the school as a space for children. Imagine yourself to be a child once again.

Raju is a city kid who gets most of his fruits out of juice cartons and jam bottles. One day he gets a chance to visit his grandfather's orchard, where all the trees are full of fruit. Join him on his exciting journey of discovery in this book titled 'Ruby Red, Rosy Red'.

Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”?

What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are lots of other so-called grammar rules that we’ve probably been getting wrong in our English classrooms for years?

This activity will help the children identify different vegetables and assess their drawing skills.

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