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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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Online Learning Games

November 15, 2013

Online Learning Games This is the information sheet from my presentation at the Howell’s Community Sharing for Healthy Caring conference. I’ve included web sites that have games or activities that my students have enjoyed playing. Create Your Own Games: Daisy the Dinosaur Great for young kids to learn coding. Free Move the Turtle Great...
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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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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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