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Making Snow Villages Like Calvin and Hobbs!

April 15, 2017
Making Snow Villages Like Calvin and Hobbs!

Making Snow Villages like Calvin and Hobbs Your child may enjoy creating cities with roads, buildings and cars to explore the new snowy world. Or just some clever snowmen!  It could definitely get people laughing! They can use sand box toys or other plastic containers make the building up of the snow easier. If...
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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 it with the others in the class. My reading group has just finished reading, “Because of Winn-Dixie” and I was wondering what to do to wrap it up and found these great sites.  I intend...
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Play a Colonial American Game – “I Sent a Letter to My Love!

February 19, 2017
Play a Colonial American Game – “I Sent a Letter to My Love!

Colonial American Game – “I sent a letter to my love!” Colonial American children made games with what they had. They played tag, jumped rope, rolled hoops and shot marbles. Checkers, Marbles, King Am I, and Fox and Geese were popular then and are still played today. This one is called, “I Sent a...
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Creating Like Rube Goldberg

January 26, 2017
Creating Like Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist that received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning.  He was also known for making simple activities complex and convoluted.  They are fun to watch unfold.  Anyone who has played “Mousetrap” will agree that have the fun is putting the game together to catch the mouse.  Wallace and Gromit...
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Wallace and Grombit for a Lesson on Rube Goldberg

January 3, 2017
Wallace and Grombit for a Lesson on Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg was a cartoonist that received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning.  He was also known for making simple activities complex and convoluted.  They are fun to watch unfold.  Anyone who has played “Mousetrap” will agree that have the fun is putting the game together to catch the mouse. Wallace and Grombit...
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Ivory Soap Snowmen

December 30, 2016
Ivory Soap Snowmen

Ivory Soap Snowmen Materials: Ivory soap flakes water yarn or ribbon cloves licorice sprinkles Your child can make snow man, animals or whatever strikes their fancy using this simple ingredient – soap flakes. Mix Ivory soap flakes with a little water, you want to make it thick like a paste. It will stick to...
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Edible Snowmen

December 30, 2016
Edible Snowmen

Edible Snowmen Materials: powder sugar doughnut powered sugar doughnut hole chocolate wafer cookie peanut butter cup sprinkles or decorators gel Using a powder sugar doughnut for the base, then have your child top it with a powered sugar doughnut hole. Have them place a chocolate wafer cookie and a peanut butter cup on the...
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Baby Snowmen

December 30, 2016
Baby Snowmen

Baby Snowman Materials: white sock beans or rice white string yarn or ribbon assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) fabric Using a white sock (baby socks work well) to make a charming little snowman that won’t melt on the table. Fill the toe with a handful of beans or rice (or more depending...
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Snowmen Made With Paper Bags

December 30, 2016
Snowmen Made With Paper Bags

Never-melting Snowmen Materials: 2 small white shopping bags tissue paper or cotton batting white string 2 small sticks construction paper fabric assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) Using 2 small white shopping bags to make their own snowman. Insert some tissue paper or cotton batting in the bottom of one bag for the...
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Caine’s Arcade

December 30, 2016
Caine’s Arcade

Caine’s Arcade Watching Caine’s Arcade has inspired my students to create remarkable things. This nine-year-old boy has created an arcade using recycled boxes from his father’s business while on his summer vacation. What an amazing kid! Other This You Can Do With Recycle Creations I have never met a child that their eyes didn’t...
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