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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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Baby Snowman

August 14, 2016
Baby Snowman

Baby Snowman Materials: white sock beans or rice white string pipe cleaners yarn or ribbon assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) fabric Using a white sock (baby socks work well) to make a charming little snowman that won’t melt on the table. Fill the toe with a handful of beans or rice (or...
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Soapy Snowmen

August 14, 2016
Soapy Snowmen

Your child can make snow man, animals or whatever strikes their fancy using this simple ingredient – soap flakes. Materials: Ivory soap flakes water yarn or ribbon cloves licorice sprinkles Mix Ivory soap flakes with a little water, you want to make it thick like a paste. It will stick to their fingers but...
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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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A Labyrinth – Another kind of Marble Maze!

August 14, 2016
A Labyrinth – Another kind of Marble Maze!

Labyrinth This summer I taught a summer camp where we made marble mazes. I didn’t have enough large boxes for everyone but it worked out perfectly! Some creative children made their mazes like a labyrinth for the marble to work through! They used straws, index cards, bottle caps to construct the walls and paths...
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Using Comics as a Writing Tool

February 21, 2016
Using Comics as a Writing Tool

Writing Comics Do your students read comics? This would be a great transition for writing their comics.Have any students that don’t like to write but have very active imaginations?  Getting my students different ways to express themselves, allows them access to various forms of writing is important. Using comics could  just open them up...
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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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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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