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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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A Star is Born!

December 23, 2015
A Star is Born!

Making a Star This week is “Preparing to Blast-off” at Junior Science Camp and we are having fun exploring space. We are starting with the our wonderful sun and learning about the birth of a star. Some amazing sun facts: The sun is the center of our solar system. The earth travels around the...
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Comets – Those Dust Covered Snowballs

December 21, 2015
Comets – Those Dust Covered Snowballs

Comets   Comets are like dirt snow balls in the sky. Fun Facts: Ancient Greeks thought comets looked like hairy stars so that is why they named them comets meaning “hair”! Halley’s Comet orbits near the earth every 76 years! A comet’s tail is caused by the sun melting it and bits of dust...
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Ah Matey! Explorers of the New World!

December 20, 2015
Ah Matey! Explorers of the New World!

  Early Explorers While learning about the early explorers my students became world travelers!  We made a mast with an old drop cloth and 2 straight limbs cut for another project and attached the “mast” to our playground climber.  What fun!  My students took turns being the captain, first mate or navigator and everyone...
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Using our House Paper for Handwriting Practice

June 8, 2015
Using our House Paper for Handwriting Practice

Handwriting the Alphabet Start with the capital letters then progress to the lowercase letters. The larger letters are a little easier for small fingers to make. You can introduce the letters in alphabetical order, if your child likes things in sequential order, it would be logical and they might be more comfortable with that approach....
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Greek Ruins!

March 12, 2015
Greek Ruins!

Greek Ruins Aidan studied Greek ruins so I made this coloring sheet to also give him time to practice his multiplication facts! Enjoy! Tweet
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Penguins

March 12, 2015
Penguins

Penguins Who doesn’t love penguins?  Recently Scarlett wanted to study penguins so I made up this math sheet for her.  You can change the problems to meet the needs of your students. Enjoy!   Tweet
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How Fun – Glitter Slime!

August 5, 2014
How Fun – Glitter Slime!

Glitter Slime We made glitter slime today! It’s easy to do and kids have a great time! Doing it outside gave them the opportunity to be real messy! Materials: Elmer’s Glue Water food coloring Borax Steps: In a small baggy place 2 Tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of Elmer’s Glue and a few drops...
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Experimenting with Bubbles!

August 2, 2014
Experimenting with Bubbles!

Experimenting with Bubbles! Playing with bubbles can be very scientific and fun!  I set up for samples for the kids to “experiment” while working in teams.  I used baby food jars with the following in each: water water and a squirt of liquid detergent water, a squirt of liquid detergent and a teaspoon of...
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Kangaroo Coloring Sheet!

January 30, 2014
Kangaroo Coloring Sheet!

Kangaroo Here’s a coloring sheet for a kangaroo that I made for a student studying kangaroos. It is with addition problems but you can white the problems and add your own. Tweet
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