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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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Creatures of the Night Animal Tracks

July 5, 2013
Creatures of the Night Animal Tracks

While studying nocturnal animals my students made stencils then used them to paint t-shirts. Using the stencils helped my students differentiate the between racoon, possum, and skunks. Tweet
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Play with Moon Sand!

July 3, 2013
Play with Moon Sand!

Mix up some Moon Sand to play with! Making Moon Sand is  easy and fun! I have made this in batches in a large storage container so it can be closed up and used another day. The materials are: 6 cups of sand 3 cups of corn starch 1 1/2 water (you can add...
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What Fun – Making Your Own Marble Maze!

July 2, 2013
What Fun – Making Your Own Marble Maze!

Marble Maze My summer camp kids had a blast making their own marble maze.  I was amazed that none of them had ever played with one before!  So first each one adding one piece of a group maze and that was enough to inspire them to make their own.  Great fun! I had some...
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The Solar System in Bright Colors!

July 1, 2013
The Solar System in Bright Colors!

Solar System These marvelous pictures were made using water colors on white paper.   My students first painted the planets on the white paper and while they were drying they splashed water colors on the black paper for the background of stars. This part is best done outside!  When the planets were dry, it was...
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Learning About Different Cultures

July 1, 2013
Learning About Different Cultures

Learning about Cultures My students were learning about Early Explores and the countries and cultures they visited on their explorations. To add to the fun I created the treasure chest for our “trip” around the world using Scott Rags boxes by spray painted them and Benazir added the drawings for the countries that we...
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The Early Explorers Puppets

June 30, 2013
The Early Explorers Puppets

Early Explorers Puppets Aren’t the heads fabulous?  I was so pleased with how the puppet heads came out.  Each was unique as the explorer that they represent.  My students would compare pictures of the explorer that  they were researching and attempt to recreate him. We made them with the simple balloon and paper mache...
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