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Pine Cone Bird Feeder

August 14, 2016
Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Pine Cone Bird Feeder Help our feathered friends brave the cold by making a simple bird feeder for them. Materials: pine cones string or pipe cleaner peanut butter plastic knife or spoon bird seed Take a pine cone and attach a piece of string to the top. Have your child cover it with peanut...
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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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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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Snowman Addition Practice

January 31, 2016
Snowman Addition Practice

I was playing with my tablet and needed addition 3 digit number practice so I came up with this. I think I was hoping for a Snow Day! Tweet
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Multiplication Facts Practice using a Dot to Dot Game

January 18, 2016
Multiplication Facts Practice using a Dot to Dot Game

Master Multiplication Facts I am always looking for new ways to have my students practice the math facts and came across doing them as a dot game. I used this cube template to create the dice for the games. My students would use different colored markers to claim their squares. They enjoyed playing it...
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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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Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

December 21, 2015
Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

      Using food to represent the layers of the earth or rainbows or celebrations of colors, is fun and easy!  There are tons of recipes on line but I decided to use: pudding Cool Whip food coloring vanilla wafers Optional: chocolate chips coconut flakes cut up fruit rainbow sherbet Steps to build:...
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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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