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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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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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Makey Makey Fun for Creative Learning

September 6, 2015
Makey Makey Fun for Creative Learning

Creative Learning I have the Makey Makey bug! I don’t know if there is a cure, I only hope my students enjoy it as much as I do. You ask, “What is Makey Makey?” Well – it is an open-ended platform that encourages experimentation, creative learning and collaboration. Using a banana as a piano...
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Cool Dinosaur Masks To Make!

August 16, 2015
Cool Dinosaur Masks To Make!

Dinosaur Masks Check out these cool dinosaur masks made from paper! Knowing how children from all ages love dinosaurs, this would be a huge hit to make! I think they are great! https://www.etsy.com/listing/210422349/make-your-own-t-rex-mask-with-just-paper?   Tweet
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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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Cynthia is Published on Kindle!

April 11, 2015
Cynthia is Published on Kindle!

Cynthia Weber has published a story for children. While reading Rumpelstiltskin to my son, many years ago, we started talking about her choice of giving up her child.  I knew I couldn’t ever give my son up so I set out to change the story for him.  There are many adaptions of the Cinderella...
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Greek Ruins!

March 12, 2015
Greek Ruins!

Greek Ruins Aidan studied Greek ruins so I made this coloring sheet to also give him time to practice his multiplication facts! Enjoy! Tweet
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Bubble Meter!

January 29, 2015
Bubble Meter!

Bubble Meter Great activity!  Simple to set up and kids loved the activity! You’ll need: small bowl or cup 1 teaspoon liquid detergent water empty plastic bottle (1/2 liter) bowl of warm water bowl of ice In the small bowl or cup stir in 1 teaspoon of liquid detergent and 2 teaspoons of water....
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