Local Teacher Shares ‘Journey Home’ Game

As part of a Spring 2018 Binghamton University Elementary Education Curriculum Development course, Dr. Jenny Gordon assigned graduate students to craft a board game for use in a classroom. Then-student Alisha Jermayne Merrill created ‘Journey Home’, an immersive Social Studies game for grades 3-5 that focuses on Native American cultures. Ms. Merrill drew from her own experiences and culture to develop this game. She is now teaching with the Johnson City School District in Johnson City, NY. Check out our interview with Ms. Merrill here.

Foundation of Multiplication and Division

Your child sets the foundation for understanding multiplication and division in second grade. The first layer in building this foundation is a concrete understanding. He will use objects as counters to create equal groups. Ask your child: Can you make groups of three? Yes!

Number Forms

Part of using base-ten numbers correctly is understanding how to express the same number in different forms.

Let’s use: 273. This is the base-ten numeral written in standard form. Next, let’s express 273 in unit form. To help, your child may label with a place value chart. Hundreds column, tens column, ones column.

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Binghamton’s MacArthur School Gears Up For Post-Thanksgiving Opening

The Binghamton City School District’s new MacArthur Elementary building is set to open Monday. The school was destroyed by a flood in 2011. The new building has a huge open lobby with soaring ceilings. Its three classroom wings are color-coded: yellow, red and green. There’s a gym and a new library.

Move It! | Classroom Guide

Join in the fun with Move It!. Our Blueberryanators and Ripe Bananas will take you all across Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania as they compete for points in challenges that test their strength, wit, food smarts and ability to stay calm under pressure. During “Move It!” segments, you’ll focus on physical activity. Learn how to power that fun during “Fuel It!”. Wrap things up with “Cool It!” and learn how self-awareness, through activities like yoga and goal-setting, can set you up for success next time.

Kids in Motion | Classroom Guide

Kids in Motion is part of WSKG Public Media’s Working on Wellness project. WSKG and partners Binghamton City School District, Broome-Tioga BOCES and the Broome County Health Department created lessons and media clips based upon Movement in the Classroom Physical Education curriculum. These video segments range in length from five to fifteen minutes demonstrating simple yet meaningful movement activities that are easily replicable in the classroom, after school or home setting. https://youtu.be/X2YmQPRGn6U?list=PLkEiFS5w2pdkyVZDhlJLu_YBmX_AZUduK
For more information, download our Kids In Motion flyer. 
This collection includes over 50 videos and lessons covering a wide variety of curriculum including, Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, The Arts and World Languages. These videos and lessons are geared towards grades Kindergarten through 5th.