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This website comes from Laura Candler, a public school teacher whose name you may recognize if you shop at Teachers Pay Teachers. The site has lots of free printables, articles and ideas. You can subscribe to the blog and get extra freebies. She has some great information and ideas on multiple intellegences and growth mindset.

Letters From Afar

This subscription service sends a monthly letter describing the adventures of a fictional explorer. The letters are copies of hand painted/written originals, and addressed by hand. Looks like a very interesting way to learn about history and geography, and certainly affordable at $6/month.

Poetry Foundation

This is the organization that publishes Poetry Magazine. The website has lots of great resources including (of course) many poems in written, audio, and video formats. You can search for specific poems or poets, explore collections around many themes, and find teaching guides and articles to help in learning.

YouCubed

This is a wonderful website from Stanford Math Education Professor Jo Boaler. The site has many inspiring articles and videos about a new approach to math teaching and learning. There is a free online course to help students think differently about math. She is also in the process of writing a K-8 math curriculum that follows her revolutionary approach. You can try out many of the tasks and activities on the website. The curriculum looks great, but the best thing about this resource is the potential for both students and parents/teachers to develop a great mindset about math.

CodaKid

Self-paced, online coding classes for ages 7 to 15. These classes are different than programs like Scratch, because they use actual coding instead the simplified drag-and-drop system. Students use coding to create their own games, or content in Minecraft and Roblox. Price is a bit high, but there is a 14 day free trial.

Cultured Owl

These learning kits on different countries are designed to promote global citizenship. They contain information booklets, recipes and crafts, a flag and a toy from each country. Buy a single kit, or save money with a package and choose the countries you want.

The Measured Mom

This blog comes from a former teacher, now stay-at-home mom. She concentrates mostly on pre-reading and literacy topics, but also has some math and science ideas. There are a lot of free printables, and a shop with reasonably priced materials. 

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