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5th Grade

The Fine Art of a Conversation!

April 15, 2013
The Fine Art of a Conversation!

I have been observing my students as they talk to one another and it reminds my of parallel play.  When 2 children are playing  beside each other but they are both doing their own activity, not really interacting.  My students were talking together but no one was responding.  Each would share what they wanted,...
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A Coloring Sheet for Mother’s Day!

April 9, 2013
A Coloring Sheet for Mother’s Day!

Coloring sheet for Mother’s Day Download this coloring sheet for children of all ages to share with their mother’s. Tweet
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Every Day is Earth Day!

April 9, 2013
Every Day is Earth Day!

Earth Day Earth Day Network that has lots of activities to do with students in grades K – 8. We will be watching “The Lorax” and planting a tree.  What are you going to do for Earth Day?     Tweet
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Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

March 25, 2013
Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning- MACUL Friday I attended the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference and I was blown away by the amount of information available.  I already use computers and our i-pad in the classroom but it was wonderful to learn of other applications and uses to reinforce...
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Haiku

March 13, 2013
Haiku

Online Haiku Tools I was looking for some examples of  writing poetry in the form of a Haiku to show my students and came across this treasure trove!  Educational Freeware has a links and resources with the latest in resources for teachers!  What a find! Here are 3 activities that I am definitely using...
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Where in the World…?

February 28, 2013
Where in the World…?

Making Geography Fun Remember this game? Well, I do!  It is fun but for my students, although very bright, I think it would be hard at first since it covers the globe, so I had an idea! Why not make our own version? I’m going to wear a big safari-type hat and explain to...
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March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

February 19, 2013
March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

We are currently reading “Stuart Little”. My students have really enjoyed listening to this tale! It is so well done and clever! I was thinking about reading month, “What to do?” I could do the pizza slices (kids love food!).  They would get a  different color slice for each different genre that they read. ...
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“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

February 19, 2013
“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

Great book! I happened on this little book and fell in love with  “One” by Kathryn Otoshi.  I shared it with my colleagues at school and my students  loved the story and were sitting at the edge of the seats. The illustrations are simply done with watercolors but it has a powerful message! Standing...
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Powwow Power!

January 12, 2013
Powwow Power!

  Native American Powwow Learning about different cultures is important for children to experience in order to be tolerant of the differences.  I just coordinated a school wide pow-wow where everyone, from preschool to middle school students explore the world of Native Americans. It was a huge success!  The local newspaper, Observer and Eccentric,...
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Deep Fun!

January 6, 2013
Deep Fun!

Deep Fun Making learning fun should be the mantra for everyone involved in teaching.  Things that are fun are memorable and they are easier to remember.  My sister-in-law sent me this website on Bernie DeKoven and I love it! Bernie DeKoven has written numerous books of learning and play.  He links resources for games...
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