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Archive for September, 2011

Make an Apple Book Mark

September 30, 2011
Make an Apple Book Mark

Using Cut Apples to Make Book Marks Cut apples into a variety of  cuts; cut in half horizontally, cut vertically and quarter slice. Prepare a flat surface with paint on a folded piece of paper towel (it makes it like an ink pad).  Using green, red, yellow and orange play up the fall colors...
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Using Apples for Math Problems

September 29, 2011
Using Apples for Math Problems

Math Practice This fall instead of weighing pumpkins this year, I thought we would practice doing math weighing apples.  It should be fun! We are also going to go to an apple orchard.  I came up with some simple worksheets for my multi-age classroom. Making something fresh to practice comparing, balancing a scale, adding...
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Robots Rule!

September 27, 2011
Robots Rule!

    Robots Learning math facts, especially addition, are the foundation of years of learning.  So when my students struggle with or don’t see the point of making the effort to learn them, I had to come up with something.  So when we decided to start the year with robots I came up with...
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Colonial America – The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

September 15, 2011
The classroom's declaration of rules.

Declaration of Independence While studying the writing of the constitution, my class wrote their own.  We talked about the document and, at the time it was so far beyond anything that had been done before.  Thomas Jefferson wrote ideas in the declaration that until then had never been done before.  It was eloquent and...
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What to do With Those Old Floppy Discs?

September 14, 2011

Floppy Discs, What to do with Them? I was looking for what to do with those old floppy disc, you know the ones you have from a few years ago that you stored all your files on.  I have stacks of them with assignments, reports, kids writing…so what to do with them? I found...
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Celebrating Kids’ Favorite Holiday – Their Birthday!

September 13, 2011

Whenever you ask children about their favorite holidays, they always include their birthdays as a holiday!  I have to agree!  Celebrating a birthday is a time to reflect on what they have accomplished, new things they have learned and how they have grown.  This year in class we plan on celebrating their day with...
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Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

September 11, 2011
Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

  Tri-Corn Hats Helping my students get in character of a colonial child, we made tri-corn hats for the boys and bonnets for the girls.  It was very simple.   Using felt for the durability and ease of working with it. We made a pattern by measuring around the head of one of the oldest...
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