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A Wee Bit of Leprechaun Shenanigans!

March 12, 2011
A Wee Bit of Leprechaun Shenanigans!

  A few years ago I had a silly notion, “Why not make the room look as if leprechauns had visited for St. Patrick’s Day?”  So what I did as a lark has turned into a much enjoyed and anticipated tradition!  While my students are outside for recess, I, with the help of any...
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March is Reading Month!!

March 8, 2011
March is Reading Month!!

March is Reading Month Enjoy a small selection of Dr Seuss Quotes to inspire your day. Classic Dr. Seuss – The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat Last week Venee and I kicked off our reading challenge to our classroom of scholars.  If they read 15,000 minutes by 3/28 the director of the...
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Child Prodigy Adora Svitak at TED

March 8, 2011
Child Prodigy Adora Svitak at TED

  If you believe that children are the future – watch this video!  Adora Svitak does a remarkable job showing why adults should listen to and learn from children!  I couldn’t agree with her more! Save Tweet
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Cooking With Your Kids!

February 22, 2011
Cooking With Your Kids!

Animal House Monkey Peeler from Amazon.com Cooking with Kids I just read an article about cooking with your kids and the unknown benefit this mom found in March 2011 titled Eat, Play, Love! in Parenting Magazine.  The author had “tried everything: encouragement, wheedling, bribes, threats, explanations.  Nothing worked!”  She stumbled upon putting her son...
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Museum and Myths – what a combination!

January 25, 2011
Museum and Myths – what a combination!

Project Based Learning My students are deep in their individual study of a chosen topic and I’m having fun learning new things like: Did you know that the Statue of Liberty has a broken shackle on her left ankle?  It represents the breaking from the bondage of slavery. That baby giraffes are 6′ tall!...
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New Year – New Adventures!

January 9, 2011
New Year – New Adventures!

What a great beginning of a new year! Lots of new things happening: I applied for a grant to go to Japan as part of the Japan-U.S. Teacher Exchange program for ESD to learn more about the country and share it with my students and the community.  I really hope I’m selected and am...
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Holly, Jolly Christmas!

December 26, 2010

Hope everyone has had a peaceful and merry holiday! Christmas Movie This short movie was created by my son.  Isn’t it great? Thanks J.J. – it is beautiful! Tweet
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Turkey for Thanksgiving Day

November 27, 2010
Turkey for Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Masterpiece My niece gave me this cute picture on Thanksgiving!  I thought it was too cute not to share! Easy to do with any child. Trace their hand and let them add the beak, eye and waddle. Save Tweet
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French Immersion Day!

November 26, 2010
French Immersion Day!

Role-playing Joan of Arc and King Louis. Alexis as Joan of Arc and Molly as KingLouis,Role-playing Joan of Arc and KinRole-playing Joan of Arc and King Louis. Alexis as Joan of Arc and Molly as KingLouis,g Louis. Alexis as Joan of Arc and Molly as...
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Team Building Fun – I want to be a kid again!

October 23, 2010
Team Building Fun – I want to be a kid again!

Thursday we took the class to the Howell Nature Center to participate in team building activities.   What a great day! The instructor, Chad, was knowledgeable and friendly with the students.  He led the students through a variety of activities where working together was the only way everyone would succeed.  The carpet square pit that...
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