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Archive for November, 2010

Colonial America – Tongue Twisters

November 30, 2010
Colonial America – Tongue Twisters

Tongue Twisters Using tongue twisters is a fun way to encourage reading, fluency and enunciating. The following are just some of colonial tongue twisters:      The skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk. But the stump thunk the skunk stunk.      A big black bug bit a big black ber and...
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Colonial America Craft – Soap Whittling

November 29, 2010
Colonial America Craft – Soap Whittling

Soap Whittling Whittling wood was a past time in colonial times that required nothing but a knife and a stick or piece of wood.  In this version we are using a bar of soap and a plastic knife to make it soap whittling, perfect for children. Materials: Bars of soap Plastic Knives Steps: Using...
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Colonial America – the Virginia Reel

November 28, 2010
Colonial America – the Virginia Reel

Virginia Reel Children usually think of assemblies as when the whole school gathers together. But in Colonial times an assembly would be a gathering for dancing. My students enjoyed doing the Virginia Reel. I adapted the steps to make it less complicated and still have the feeling of the reel. Virginia Reel – My...
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Painting in the Style of George Seurat

November 27, 2010
Painting in the Style of George Seurat

 George Seurat During our study of France, it wouldn’t be complete without looking at the artists that have made an impact on the art world.  One that comes to mind is George Seurat who created pointillism.  He was an impressionist that took a different direction than many others.  He would paint using millions of...
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Turkey for Thanksgiving Day

November 27, 2010
Turkey for Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Masterpiece My niece gave me this cute picture on Thanksgiving!  I thought it was too cute not to share! Easy to do with any child. Trace their hand and let them add the beak, eye and waddle. Save Tweet
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Harry Potter – Trading Cards

November 26, 2010
Harry Potter – Trading Cards

Harry Potter Trading Cards My reading group is enjoying reading “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and to capitalize on their interest we are making trading cards for the characters.  The group discussed what is usually on a trading card and how they should do them.  It was interesting to watch them decide to...
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French Immersion Day!

November 26, 2010
French Immersion Day!

Role-playing Joan of Arc and King Louis. Alexis as Joan of Arc and Molly as KingLouis,Role-playing Joan of Arc and KinRole-playing Joan of Arc and King Louis. Alexis as Joan of Arc and Molly as KingLouis,g Louis. Alexis as Joan of Arc and Molly as...
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DACTM conference – Money, Money, Money!!!

November 26, 2010
DACTM conference – Money, Money, Money!!!

The title for the session at the Detroit Area Council of Teacher’s of Mathematics was inspired by the Pink Floyd song Money.  I wanted to share a unit I had done with my students with the objective to learn more about making change in a real world situation and  the concept of counting up....
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Turkey in Disguise!

November 6, 2010
Turkey in Disguise!

Thanksgiving Turkey’s in Disguise With Thanksgiving not too far off, this is a great art project that really allows your child’s sense of humor to come through! Turkeys are usually the center of the holiday meal.  Your child is going to make a disguise for a turkey so perhaps they can miss being on...
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Introducing Weaving!

November 3, 2010
Introducing Weaving!

  Weaving My students are learning how to weave.  They have gone from simple looms to more complicated weaving around a box to  make a bag. It’s been fun sharing something I enjoy and seeing my students enjoy it too! Steps to make your own: It is simple to make the cardboard looms. They...
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