Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Happy Pi Day!!

Posted on: March 14th, 2014 by Jessica

Get your students thinking beyond their math book or worksheet and realize that many people love math enough to celebrate it! We hope you will use this Pi Day to be on the lookout for celebrations, and share any news reports. This special day also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. There is a lot to […]

Bring Back the Board Games!

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Jessica

When talking about critical thinking and problem solving it is important to stop and consider the types of indoor recess or “choice” activities you have in your classroom. Are you well stocked with Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, etc.? Children who play lots of board games tend to do better academically.  While these may seem like […]

A Word about MEA and Common Core

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by Jessica

Maggie’s Earth Adventures realizes that not all states have adopted Common Core, including Virginia where our main office is located. For this reason we will continue to add National standards when they are available in our Goals section. We do believe even if you are not working with Common Core our activities can help you […]

Shani Davis!

Posted on: February 9th, 2014 by Jessica

All eyes will be on Shani Davis in Sochi as he could become the first man in his sport to win the same race in three different, and consecutive, Olympics.  Below please find a FREE activity from our archive section highlighting this great skater. We celebrate Shani Davis  by offering you this free activity. Ready for Olympic […]

Winter Olympics!

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 by Jessica

We’re gearing up for the Winter Olympics.  Are you?  Make sure you are signed up to receive our FREE weekly activity packets!

Sensory Integration

Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by Jessica

In our Dear Colleague letters we often talk about classroom management and differentiation.  Let’s integrate these two areas so near and dear to all our hearts and discuss sensory integration, a need we see often in our classrooms.  While we may have students who exhibit characteristics of needing support with sensory integration, we may not […]

Snirt!

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by Jessica

Snirt is snow that is covered with dirt. This is often seen in the spring as snow melts and soil blows over the snow that is left on the ground. For more snow related vocabulary make sure you are receiving our FREE weekly activity packets. Sign up today!

Happy New Year

Posted on: January 6th, 2014 by Jessica

Make it your New Year’s resolution not to miss a single, FREE, Weekly Activity Packet at Maggie’s Earth Adventures.  Sign on today!

Phillipines

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by Jessica

When we launched www.missmaggie.org over 13 years ago, the backdrop for our very first animated story was the Philippines. It is with great sadness that we have watched the events unfold as one of the most devastating Typhoon storms ever recorded plowed into this country. With over 2,300 reported dead and many yet uncounted, those […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on: November 28th, 2013 by Jessica

We here at Maggie’s Earth Adventures wish you and yours a joyful Thanksgiving. We would also like to thank you for your support!

A Busy Week at NAEYC

Posted on: November 24th, 2013 by Jessica

What a wonderful opportunity to connect with so many educators!  We learned a lot and look forward to sharing with you over the coming weeks.

Maggie will be at NAEYC Booth # 2211

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by Jessica

Maggie’s Earth Adventures hits the road Wednesday, sponsoring a booth at the upcoming National Association for Young Child Educators (NAEYC) annual conference being held in Washington, D.C.  Here we will not only be representing www.missmaggie.org but our latest venture, Maggie’s Big Home, a new program we are launching targeting 3 and 4 year olds at […]

Veterans Day

Posted on: November 11th, 2013 by Jessica

Maggie and her team would like to thank all our Veterans for their service!

A few thoughts on Commom Core

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 by Jessica

I know not all states are using Common Core but I’ve seen many comments about it recently so I thought I would weigh in. We teachers are again being asked to integrate curricula that we have not had a major hand in writing. That’s always frustrating. But, over the years as I’ve seen wide swings […]

Give Maggie a Birthday gift!

Posted on: October 28th, 2013 by Jessica

In celebration of our WAP anniversary, we have set a lofty goal of raising $5,000.00 to update our games section!  With well over that many partners, just a $1.00 from each of you will easily double that goal!  Please consider wishing Maggie’s Earth Adventures a Happy Birthday with a $1.00 contribution today.  It’s quick, easy […]

Happy Anniversary

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by Jessica

As we ramp up for our 500th WAP, we are looking to reward you for your loyal patronage of our program.  Post on our Facebook today or tweet us @maggiesearthadv and you may win a free subscription to Maggie’s Treasure Trove tomorrow!  That’s not the only trick up our sleeve, so stay tuned for more […]

Take Time to Appreciate the Outdoors.

Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by Jessica

Science is all around us. You can encourage science in a classroom or where you live. How? One of the easiest and best ways is to simply take children outside. When adults do this, it helps awaken those memories of our own childhoods. What did we enjoy and see outside? Do you have memories of […]

Government Shut Down

Posted on: October 8th, 2013 by Jessica

The Panda Cam shut down may evolve into Panda Gate as so many are up in arms about not being able to keep up with our precious pandas.  While the Pandas duck out of public view, take a moment to check out another equally cute black and white guy with an equally cute name, the […]

A Predictor of Later Math Success: Subitizing

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by Jessica

I can hardly pronounce it but it is important an important skill for our children to learn at a young age.  Hope on over to www.maggiesbighome.com to learn more!

White Rabbit!

Posted on: October 1st, 2013 by Jessica

Ringing in the new month with a great activity on the Lunar Month!  Make sure you’re signed on to receive our FREE, weekly activity packets. This month we offer an emergent reader as well!  Looking for more tips on how to develop language arts skills with your pre-school students?  Jump over to www.maggiesbighome.com!