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5th Grade

Circus Tents!

October 11, 2012
Circus Tents!

                      Circus Fun My students really got into making their own circus tents and it allowed them to include all the elements that they had been learning about.  Some of my students added the “audience” in the background, which looked really cool. I couldn’t...
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Flubber!

August 12, 2012
Flubber!

Flubber What fun!  To play with this soft, pliable material is great for all ages!  You can’t help but smile when you are holding Flubber and it is so easy to make. Place in one bowl and mix 1 1/2 cups warm water 2 cups elmer white glue food coloring In another bowl mix...
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Scent Scientists

August 11, 2012
Scent Scientists

  Kids like to discover new things around them and discovering flavors and smells around them.  I did a little smell survey with my group of students to different kinds of scents using cocoa, chili powder, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Since all of the colors were fairly close, it made really have to use their...
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream, for ICE CREAM!!

August 11, 2012
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream, for ICE CREAM!!

Making Ice Cream Eating ice cream is grand, but making it with your own hands if so much fun too!  You don’t need much to make ice cream at home. Materials: 1/2 cup of milk 2 T. sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla 6 Tablespoons of rock salt 3 -4 cups of ice 1 pint...
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States of Matter Experiments

August 2, 2012
States of Matter Experiments

States of Matter Discovering everything is either a solid, liquid or a gas can be fun! We did an activity to help my students get an understanding of molecules and how they are are joined together, I had them smush together tight and asked, “Can you move around?” The response was immediate, “No!” Then...
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What Happened to the Bones!?

August 2, 2012
What Happened to the Bones!?

  Bones This activity is fun for kids to do.  Start with an egg or a chicken leg.  Let them example it, see and feel how hard it is, try to bend it.  Then explain that they’ll be doing an experiment to see what happens when you put the egg or chicken bone in...
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Playing Theater Games and Performing a Circus Act!

July 9, 2012
Playing Theater Games and Performing a Circus Act!

Ben letting his creative energies flow.                 Theater Games This year I put on a theater week for kids!  It was a blast! We played with many aspects of performing through: theater games to help them become more comfortable with themselves and each other attended a puppet...
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Ya-hoo for the 4th of July!

July 3, 2012
Ya-hoo for the 4th of July!

4th of July Looking for a “cool” activity for your kids?  Coloring is always fun, great fine motor building and kids can stay cool.  With te weather in the 90’s this week, that’s a good thing. I also came across these fun activities for kids on Family Fun – great ways to celebrate the...
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Rock “Critters”

June 27, 2012
Rock “Critters”

Using a Rock and Making it Something New The kids had fun making rock “critters”.  They picked out the rocks they wanted to use and we glued them together with Liquid Nails (easy to use).  Once the glue had set (about a day), then it’s time to paint them.  I loved the colors and...
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Our Butterfly Garden is Thriving!

June 26, 2012
Our Butterfly Garden is Thriving!

Butterfly Garden We’ve been working on our butterfly garden with the help of Nina Jaffray (she has done more than just help – she gets the right plants, she is an inspiration and encouragement for me and all of the kids to take on this project and she teaches all of us by sharing...
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