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Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

December 21, 2015
Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

      Using food to represent the layers of the earth or rainbows or celebrations of colors, is fun and easy!  There are tons of recipes on line but I decided to use: pudding Cool Whip food coloring vanilla wafers Optional: chocolate chips coconut flakes cut up fruit rainbow sherbet Steps to build:...
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Digging into a Dinosaur Cake!

July 10, 2015
Digging into a Dinosaur Cake!

Dig Into A Dinosaur Cake! Materials: sheet cake (homemade or store bought) sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought) chocolate frosting template for “bones” 1 cellophane package of chocolate graham crackers coconut flakes green food coloring (optional) zip-lock food storage bag flour to cover the surface to roll out the cookies on rolling pin...
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream, for ICE CREAM!!

August 11, 2012
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream, for ICE CREAM!!

Making Ice Cream Eating ice cream is grand, but making it with your own hands if so much fun too!  You don’t need much to make ice cream at home. Materials: 1/2 cup of milk 2 T. sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla 6 Tablespoons of rock salt 3 -4 cups of ice 1 pint...
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I Made a Wood Tripod for Cooking Over a Fire!

May 30, 2012
I Made a Wood Tripod for Cooking Over a Fire!

To get ready to serve my students a traditional wagon train meal of beans, corn bread and coffee, I set out to figure out how to make a tripod like the pioneers might have had.  A little research and a long stick found in the nearby woods and I was ready. First I removed...
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Making Their Own Corn Meal

May 27, 2012
Making Their Own Corn Meal

  Using simple tools to make corn meal The pioneers needed to provide for 6 months of food on the trail and, since there were no Walmart’s to go to if they ran out of supplies, enough to live on until they could grow their own.  Tools were simple. So we had our students...
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Doing a Taste Test with Apples!

October 1, 2011
Doing a Taste Test with Apples!

Yummy Apples for a Taste Test Have a variety of apples available; Granny Smith, Gala, McIntosh and any others you may have in your area.  Prepare by cutting up  the apples into slices and make a graph for everyone to make select their favorites then let the fun begin.  I always ask my students...
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Alphabet Matching Game!

August 17, 2017
Alphabet Matching Game!

  This matching game is fun and easy to set up. Win-win for everyone! Materials: bottle caps/ping pong balls...
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Word Scramble Game

May 9, 2017
Word Scramble Game

Word Family Scramble 1. Choose words that your child is familiar with. Cut out letters that are in those...
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Word Family Sorting Cards

May 9, 2017

Word Family Sorting Cards Materials: Word Family Cards (PDF) or make your own word cards Steps: Using the word cards...
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Word Family Wheels

May 9, 2017
Word Family Wheels

Word Family Wheels Materials: cardboard or round cake base pen/pencil brad or fastener compass stickers to decorate the front...
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Word Families Review Dice Game

May 9, 2017
Word Families Review Dice Game

Word Family Review Die Materials: scissors pen tape Make Die Start with word families for: -un, -ot, -at, -ap, -eg, and -ig Cut dice...
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Literature Group Reading “Because of WInn Dixie”

April 14, 2017
Literature Group Reading “Because of WInn Dixie”

Great Book for a Literature Group My students have enjoyed reading the book and now it’s time to share...
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A Star is Born!

A Star is Born!

Making a Star This week is “Preparing to Blast-off” at Junior Science Camp and we are having fun exploring space. We are starting with the our wonderful sun and learning about the birth of a star. Some amazing sun facts: The sun is the center of our solar system. The earth travels around the...

Inventors and their Inventions

Inventors and their Inventions

My students are exploring the inventions of the 1800’s.  There are a wealth of inventions from that time period.  They selected the invention that they wanted to learn more about and are researching the inventor.  In a week they will be participating as the inventor in our “Conversations with the Inventor” event as the...

Shadow Puppets!

Shadow Puppets!

Shadow Puppets Kids love a production – this time we put on a shadow puppet show!  The kids made up their scripts, designed their puppets – then it was time to rehearse. It was hard to capture in a still picture of it but the kids thoroughly enjoyed it! This could also be accomplished...

Discovering Dinosaurs

Cool Dinosaur Masks To Make!

Dinosaur Masks Check out these cool dinosaur masks made from paper! Knowing how children...

Digging into a Dinosaur Cake!

Dig Into A Dinosaur Cake! Materials: sheet cake (homemade or store bought) sugar cookie...

T-Rex Coloring Page!

T-Rex One of my students is studying the classic topic of dinosaurs!  I drew...


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