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Archive for December, 2011

Carving Like the Inuits

December 30, 2011
Carving Like the Inuits

          Carving Like the Inuits Your child can carve snowmen, penguins, igloos or whatever they would like into a bar of soap. You can use those bars of soap from your last hotel stay! Materials: bar of soap plastic knife Steps: Let your child decide on the design. To make...
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Marble Mazes!

December 29, 2011
Marble Mazes!

Marble Mazes I have never met a child that their eyes didn’t light up when they were given an opportunity to make anything to their hearts desire. On a day that it’s too cold or too rainy to play outside, watch your child stay busy and happy for hours! Materials: Gather interesting and clean...
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Christmas Maze – Fun for the Young Kids

December 24, 2011
Christmas Maze – Fun for the Young Kids

  Christmas Maze I made this maze for my nephew one Christmas. It kept him engaged and he enjoyed completing this simple maze! Then have them make their own maze! Save Tweet
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Elf to Hang Around

December 24, 2011
Elf to Hang Around

Elf The little guy is fun and simple to make. Copy the pattern on heavy paper or construction paper. If the paper is plain, your child can color it then cut it out. Then attach the limbs with brads, so the parts and be positioned. It can be  hung in a window or door...
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Santa with Fluttery Beard!

December 24, 2011
Santa with Fluttery Beard!

Santa Pattern This Santa is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. This is an easy pattern for your child to add their own flair. Copy the pattern onto white and red construction paper or you could use white paper and have your child color in the areas that are red. Cut out...
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Snowmen in Honor of Bill Watterson

December 24, 2011
Snowmen in Honor of Bill Watterson

  Watterson-Style Snowmen My son showed me this great tribute to Calvin and  Hobbes creator Bill Watterson.  What’s not to love? Looking for new ideas for your own snow men?  Take a look at these.  Inspiring and funny and super nerdy! Save Save Tweet
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Thank You University of Michigan Grad Students!

December 6, 2011
Thank You University of Michigan Grad Students!

  I met with a group of University of Michigan students working on an educational on-line game for my students.  It has been interesting going through the process and learning what they need from me and how they translate the skills that would be helpful for my students into a storyline and work in...
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Order of Operations with a Funny Saying

December 1, 2011
Order of Operations with a Funny Saying

  Introducing the Order of Operations Using this sentence to help your students remember the order of operations. You can have  your students make posters to illustrate the sentence: Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally!  Each letter represents the sequence to approach math problems: parenthesis exponents multiplication division addition subtraction Here are some online...
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