Funny Comic Strip Ideas

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So, you’ve read our blog on creativity in the classroom. You may have also figured out that your class has more than a few budding cartoonists and writers amongst its ranks. One of the best ways to encourage creativity among students (and adults) is to give them projects that match their interests. Comic books are […]

Student Engagement Strategies

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Do you ever see a glazed look in your students’ eyes? Heads in hands or slumped over desks? It’s easy to spot when learners aren’t fully engaged, and keeping students’ attention through a whole class can be tricky. Everyone has a different attention span. Understanding attention spans is an integral part of classroom management. It’s […]

Kami for Student Engagement


Discover our collection of student engagement activities, designed to make your classroom experience engaging and enjoyable! School Scavenger Hunt Activity | Green S.M.A.R.T Goals Purple Goals Setting Template | Notes See these and more in the Kami Library. Engaging students is key to top-notch education in our fast-paced world. In a nutshell, student engagement is […]

March Madness

321, jump ball! Are you ready to tip off into March Madness? March Madness is a big part of the American sporting calendar and a chance for people from all over the United States to get behind their team in one of the country’s premier basketball competitions. You’ll probably be hard-pushed to find many people […]

Should Politics Be Discussed in Schools?

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In the current political climate, it can feel difficult to discuss political issues or your point of view in a professional setting. However, schools lay the seeds of learning critical thinking, and political issues and political views can provide a starting point to discuss issues in depth in a safe space. Ultimately, what students need […]

Understanding the Political Spectrum

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What are the political ideologies? Political ideologies are derived from political philosophies which explore and debate how we should live together in a society. In the United States, the political philosophy is democracy. From there, our government is formed from political parties. Political parties vary in their political beliefs. These political beliefs span the political […]

Fun Saint Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

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Who is St. Patrick? Patrick was born in 385 A.D. when Ireland was still a pagan territory. He was born in Britain, enslaved, and taken to Ireland when he was only 16. He escaped slavery six years later and studied to become a Catholic Bishop. When he returned to Ireland as a free man, he […]

Celebrating Read Across America All Year-round

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” Matilda by Roald Dahl. Have you ever read a book and been so enthralled that you have to keep turning page after page to see what happens? Then you’ll know there’s something magical about reading. Instilling that magic […]

Reading for First Graders

Check out our library of fun reading templates for your first graders! Dolch Sight Words Chart | Red Pre-primer Words Chart Dolch Words Worksheet See these and more in the Kami Library. First grade is where magic with reading happens. Students move from pre-k where they are just beginning to understand sounds to a place […]

The Best Learning-to-Read Books for Young Children

A love of reading gives children a more diverse view of the world, especially as they grow into young adults. It fuels their imagination and provides a foundation for academic success. This is why America has a day devoted to spreading a love of reading! Read all about it here. But no one is born […]

How Can Health Influence Learning?

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Everyone knows an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But can an apple a day lead to better grades too?  Well, it might not be quite that simple, but good health and educational achievement are linked. According to data from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, school students who had higher test scores […]

The Importance of Emotional Check-ins for Elementary Students

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Hey, how are you?  It’s a simple question, but it can lead to some great conversations and sometimes the discovery that someone isn’t feeling so flash and maybe needs some help. So do you ask that question in your class each day? Health – both physical and mental – has a huge impact on a […]