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Archive for August, 2012

Nadine Stair’s Poem – “If I Had My Life to Live Over”

August 26, 2012
Nadine Stair’s Poem – “If I Had My Life to Live Over”

I’m going through some old files and came across this poem that I had copied in my young hand, with big flowing letters (I must have been in my teens).  I don’t remember why I copied it down or what I was thinking about then but the poem still has power over me.  Funny...
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Board Game- Richard Scary Style!!

August 20, 2012
Board Game- Richard Scary Style!!

                  Richard Scary I played this Richard Scary game with my nephew, sister-in-law and brother and was delighted by all the elements that they had incorporated into the game.  Pigs that eat the picnic (complete with my nephew, Julian making oinking noises) and magnifying glasses to...
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A Day at the Detroit Zoo!

August 20, 2012
A Day at the Detroit Zoo!

        I                       Detroit Zoo I took a group to the Detroit Zoo last week and was  pleasantly surprised!  I loved the new Australian Outback.  You walk through a field with Aboriginal artwork and kangaroos.  Some were laying about and there...
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Flubber!

August 12, 2012
Flubber!

Flubber What fun!  To play with this soft, pliable material is great for all ages!  You can’t help but smile when you are holding Flubber and it is so easy to make. Place in one bowl and mix 1 1/2 cups warm water 2 cups elmer white glue food coloring In another bowl mix...
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Scent Scientists

August 11, 2012
Scent Scientists

  Kids like to discover new things around them and discovering flavors and smells around them.  I did a little smell survey with my group of students to different kinds of scents using cocoa, chili powder, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Since all of the colors were fairly close, it made really have to use their...
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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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States of Matter Experiments

August 2, 2012
States of Matter Experiments

States of Matter Discovering everything is either a solid, liquid or a gas can be fun! We did an activity to help my students get an understanding of molecules and how they are are joined together, I had them smush together tight and asked, “Can you move around?” The response was immediate, “No!” Then...
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What Happened to the Bones!?

August 2, 2012
What Happened to the Bones!?

  Bones This activity is fun for kids to do.  Start with an egg or a chicken leg.  Let them example it, see and feel how hard it is, try to bend it.  Then explain that they’ll be doing an experiment to see what happens when you put the egg or chicken bone in...
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