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Testing out Elephant Toothpaste as a Scientist!

August 1, 2014
Testing out Elephant Toothpaste as a Scientist!

While exploding a volcano is fun, erupting elephant toothpaste is super fun!  Kids love to watch it pour out of the bottle and make picks of warm, foamy liquid.  I just did this for a group of kids for science camp and it was a hit. Materials needed: yeast detergent yeast warm water hydrogen...
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Putting Wow Into Beginning Writing!

March 23, 2014
Putting Wow Into Beginning Writing!

Beginning writing I had the opportunity to attend a workshop put on by Lori Jamison Rog. She was a wonderful presenter and really provided many ideas that I could apply the next day! My students have loved the clear ideas and characters she developed.  Their writing has definitely bloomed!  They have gone from writing...
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Kangaroo Coloring Sheet!

January 30, 2014
Kangaroo Coloring Sheet!

Kangaroo Here’s a coloring sheet for a kangaroo that I made for a student studying kangaroos. It is with addition problems but you can white the problems and add your own. Tweet
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Santa Claus in Operation Ho Ho Ho

December 16, 2013
Santa Claus in Operation Ho Ho Ho

                  Santa Claus I called it a Santa Makeover but my clever students renamed it to: Operation HO HO HO!  I thought it was very funny and appropriate!  The assignment came in the form of a letter from SC.  Who is SC?  Santa Claus of course! ...
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Shadow Puppets!

November 13, 2013
Shadow Puppets!

Shadow Puppets Kids love a production – this time we put on a shadow puppet show!  The kids made up their scripts, designed their puppets – then it was time to rehearse. It was hard to capture in a still picture of it but the kids thoroughly enjoyed it! This could also be accomplished...
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Creating Their Own Stuffed Animal Friend

September 13, 2013
Creating Their Own Stuffed Animal Friend

Stuffed Animal This summer I had the pleasure of spending time with Hannah and Isabela, sisters and great kids.  They designed these stuffed animals on paper, picked out fabric and helped pin and cut out the pattern.  I helped them pin together the two pieces and sew them together.   With their inspiration, we added...
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Hail Scholars! Welcome Back!

September 7, 2013
Hail Scholars! Welcome Back!

  Welcome Back Scholars Every year I try to come with a different way to greet my students when they return from summer vacation and I found this great site for coloring pages! I selected the alphabet which they have animals that begin with the letter sound.  Neat way to incorporate other skills too! ...
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Testing Out Bird Beaks!

August 4, 2013
Testing Out Bird Beaks!

Why Are Bird Beaks So Different? During our week on  birds, we tested out different beaks to figure out the kind of food each beak would eat.  To prepare I: One beak was tongs  and I took 2 Popsicle sticks and inserted a small piece of crinkled up paper between taped it together so...
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Kazoo-i-scopes instead of Kaleidoscopes!

August 4, 2013
Kazoo-i-scopes instead of Kaleidoscopes!

Kaleidoscopes We made kaleidoscopes and they became kazoos!  We paraded them down the hall as Kazoo-i-scopes! To make the kaleidoscopes you’ll need: a paper towel roll a plastic sheet protector (cut into 8″x4″ then measure off 1 1/4″ three times and the last 1/4″. Fold the shape into a triangle and use the last...
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Using Watercolor and Pastels to Create Birds!

August 4, 2013
Using Watercolor and Pastels to Create Birds!

Watercolor and Pastel Birds This activity came out so well – the pictures were wonderful. We discussed features of birds with my students and they came up with: beaks, wings and claws.  Then it was time to created their own.  They used pastels to draw the outlines and then painted in the rest with...
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