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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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Colonial America on Kahoot!

November 22, 2015
Colonial America on Kahoot!

My students are finishing up a unit on Colonial America and I make the following activity for them. They love doing Kahoot – it challenges them to remember facts quickly and they love working with a team mate to put the correct answer in quickly – usually within 20-30 seconds! They see almost instantly...
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Maker Faire Fun!

August 9, 2015
Maker Faire Fun!

What is Maker Faire? We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans,...
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Digging into a Dinosaur Cake!

July 10, 2015
Digging into a Dinosaur Cake!

Dig Into A Dinosaur Cake! Materials: sheet cake (homemade or store bought) sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought) chocolate frosting template for “bones” 1 cellophane package of chocolate graham crackers coconut flakes green food coloring (optional) zip-lock food storage bag flour to cover the surface to roll out the cookies on rolling pin...
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Inspiring the Use of Computers!

May 3, 2015
Inspiring the Use of Computers!

Computers in Learning I went to the MACUL (Michigan Association of Computer Users for Learning) and came away inspired! There is so much out their to help teach and many of the tools are free.  I only put a few in this post but I’ll add more in the future. Kahoot      ...
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Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

August 20, 2014
Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

                    We did this project for Father’s Day – it was a lose interpretation that we are all pieces of our ancestors and I was very pleased how they turned out. I started by sharing the art of Eric Carle.  My students were aware of...
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Bubble Tester for Better Bubbles!

August 18, 2014
Bubble Tester for Better Bubbles!

  Kids love bubbles so this gave them bubbles but also an opportunity to problem solve.  They will test out different solutions to discover which solution makes the best, biggest and most magnificent bubbles!  All  you need is a few items: 4 small containers – baby food jars, bowls, cups… 4 pipe cleaners (just...
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Presentation on Computer Coding for Kids!

August 17, 2014
Presentation on Computer Coding for Kids!

Computer Coding I’ve been selected to speak at the annual Community Sharing for Healthy Caring Conference on Saturday, November 15, 2014 and I couldn’t be more excited!  My topic is about computer coding: “Playing with Code – Come Learn How to Write Computer Code and Have Fun Doing It!”  I’ve had fun all summer...
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