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Every Day is Earth Day!

April 9, 2013
Every Day is Earth Day!

Earth Day Earth Day Network that has lots of activities to do with students in grades K – 8. We will be watching “The Lorax” and planting a tree.  What are you going to do for Earth Day?     Tweet
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Haiku

March 13, 2013
Haiku

Online Haiku Tools I was looking for some examples of  writing poetry in the form of a Haiku to show my students and came across this treasure trove!  Educational Freeware has a links and resources with the latest in resources for teachers!  What a find! Here are 3 activities that I am definitely using...
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“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

February 19, 2013
“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

Great book! I happened on this little book and fell in love with  “One” by Kathryn Otoshi.  I shared it with my colleagues at school and my students  loved the story and were sitting at the edge of the seats. The illustrations are simply done with watercolors but it has a powerful message! Standing...
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World Kindness Day! Celebrate!

November 12, 2012
World Kindness Day! Celebrate!

World Kindness Day Random acts of kindness has been around for years but I wasn’t aware of the World Kindness Day (November 13) and World Kindness Week (November 13 -20)! I showed my class the Free Hugs video to inspire them for a day of freely giving kindness in priceless ways.  We came up...
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Circus Tents!

October 11, 2012
Circus Tents!

                      Circus Fun My students really got into making their own circus tents and it allowed them to include all the elements that they had been learning about.  Some of my students added the “audience” in the background, which looked really cool. I couldn’t...
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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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Space Suit Design Shop

July 24, 2012
Space Suit Design Shop

                          Space Suit After showing pictures of astronaut space suits and talking about some of the special features, like: a tube in the helmet to drink water a build-in microphone to speak to your team water cooling system that runs close to...
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