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Baby Snowman

August 14, 2016
Baby Snowman

Baby Snowman Materials: white sock beans or rice white string pipe cleaners 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...
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Create Soapy Snowmen

August 14, 2016
Create Soapy Snowmen

Soapy Snowmen Your child can make snow man, animals or whatever strikes their fancy using this simple ingredient – soap flakes. Materials: Ivory soap flakes water yarn or ribbon cloves licorice sprinkles Steps 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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Never-melting Snowman

August 14, 2016
Never-melting Snowman

Snowman in From the Cold 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 your child can make their own snowman. Insert some tissue paper or cotton batting in the bottom...
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Minecraft, Star Wars-style

August 14, 2016
Minecraft, Star Wars-style

    This summer I put together a fun science camp that combines Minecraft, Star Wars and space. It turned out to be a great unit! The kids did an incredible job! Day One: The kids worked together to make the planets in a much smaller scale. Using an exercise ball as the sun and...
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A Labyrinth – Another kind of Marble Maze!

August 14, 2016
A Labyrinth – Another kind of Marble Maze!

Labyrinth This summer I taught a summer camp where we made marble mazes. I didn’t have enough large boxes for everyone but it worked out perfectly! Some creative children made their mazes like a labyrinth for the marble to work through! They used straws, index cards, bottle caps to construct the walls and paths...
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Building Marble Mazes

August 14, 2016
Building 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 to play outside, watch your child stay busy and happy for hours! Materials: gather interesting and clean containers from everyday...
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The Endless Possibilities for Learning With Coding

April 3, 2016
The Endless Possibilities for Learning With Coding

Growing and Endless Learning There is no surprise that kids pick up on technology easily. They adapt to the tools available quickly and are open to trying. So when I get an opportunity to show my students something new, I get excited.  I go through learning the new apps to see how my students...
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Using Comics as a Writing Tool

February 21, 2016
Using Comics as a Writing Tool

Writing Comics Do your students read comics? This would be a great transition for writing their comics.Have any students that don’t like to write but have very active imaginations?  Getting my students different ways to express themselves, allows them access to various forms of writing is important. Using comics could  just open them up...
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Plotagon – Great new tool for encouraging writers!

February 21, 2016
Plotagon – Great new tool for encouraging writers!

Plotagon https://plotagon.com/ Looking for a new way to reinforce the concept of settings? How about dialogue? Quotation marks? Here is a simple, fun tool to use that your students will love! Some of my students struggle with the concept of setting. With this tool, they pick a setting from a backdrop of many: hospital,...
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Famous People from the 1800s!

February 15, 2016
Famous People from the 1800s!

  These are short biographical summaries of people that made a difference in the events in the United States during the 1800s.   Since we watched a DVD on Lewis and Clark from National Geographic, that my students enjoyed, I wanted them to focus on other famous people from that time period.  Granted, I...
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