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Colonial American Game – Scotchhopping

October 20, 2010
Colonial American Game – Scotchhopping

Scotchhopping (or what we call – “Hopscotch”). The court or course can be scratched out in the dirt, drawn with chalk on the sidewalk or on carpet (it vacuums up). The designs for the court varies but traditionally the course ends with a “safe” or “home” base” where the player can turn before completing...
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Colonial American Game – Nine Men Morris

October 19, 2010
Colonial American Game – Nine Men Morris

Colonial American Game – Nine Men Morris Materials: the “board” can be made on the sidewalk, in dirt or on cardboard 9 playing pieces for each person – stones, seeds, buttons… Steps to make the game: The game board can be drawn in the sand, with chalk on the pavement or on cardboard. The...
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We’re Going to France! Viva la France!

October 6, 2010
We’re Going to France!  Viva la France!

Studying France Yesterday we launched our study on France.  What fun!  Venee dressed up as Madeline (she looked sweet), Kristen agreed to be a tourist (she is such a good sport) and I was the goofy painter with a mustache. We talked about what they all knew about France and what they wanted to...
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Swirling Numbers – Fact Family Game

September 28, 2010
Swirling Numbers – Fact Family Game

Fact Family Game – Swirling Numbers For years my friend and mentor, Rita, have commiserated on how hard Fact Families are for some students.  Some get the concept readily and it’s like revelations!  Others struggle with it – not able to grasp the big picture.  So over the years I have come up with...
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Snow Art Sculpture

February 19, 2010
Ice tower.

Snow Art Sculptures Just like white walls scream for color, so does the expanse of white that lays before your child after a snowfall. Here’s a simple way for them to bring a little color into the world by having fun in the snow making snow sculptures. Materials: assorted containers (spray  non-stick cooking oil...
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How to Make a Paper Mâché Dinosaur

June 19, 2009
How to Make a Paper Mâché Dinosaur

 Paper mâché cheetah   When my son was young, he always liked making paper mâché versions of the animals he was interested in or studying. We still have the models. It is a way to engage your child in their learning and making the animal models are easy to do once you understand the...
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Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

January 29, 2009
Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

This is an easy way for your child to practice spelling words and it is also great for fine motor development. You’ll Need: a copy of the words to learn a sheet protector play dough (recipe follows) One way to practice is by placing one spelling word (written on 81/2 x 11 paper) inside...
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Mischievous Words

January 29, 2009
Mischievous Words

These are words that can be a bit “mischievous” to spell. Although this game can be tricky, children really enjoy playing this game once they get started. Add the current spelling words with any other words that your child has worked on in the past or just download a set of our Mischievous Words cards....
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Make Apple Sauce

October 18, 2008
Make Apple Sauce

Children learn so much when they help in the kitchen. Besides, cherishing the time with you, they learn that measuring makes a difference and it’s a step towards being a self-sufficient adult. Making apple sauce is easy and yummy and your children will enjoy the fact that they helped make it while they eat...
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Paint with Apples

October 18, 2008
Paint with Apples

Painting with apples cut in various shapes gives your child an opportunity to explore textures, shapes and colors in a safe environment. Materials: 2 apples knife paper plate butcher block or white construction paper tempera paints in assorted colors Cut the apples to create different shapes: Cut one apple horizontally – when apples are...
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