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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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I Made a Wood Tripod for Cooking Over a Fire!

May 30, 2012
I Made a Wood Tripod for Cooking Over a Fire!

To get ready to serve my students a traditional wagon train meal of beans, corn bread and coffee, I set out to figure out how to make a tripod like the pioneers might have had.  A little research and a long stick found in the nearby woods and I was ready. First I removed...
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Dancing in the 60s!

April 15, 2012
Dancing in the 60s!

This site has lots of pictures of different dances (some look really goofy!!) throughout the decade but I picked the following video because it was easy for my students to follow and they had fun with it. Video for the pony, twist, locomotion… After our students watched the video then it was time to...
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Easter Bunny

April 5, 2012
Easter Bunny

Reinforce the alphabet with this coloring sheet.  Have your child connect the dots with upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers 1 – 7.   Tweet
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Published in Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children’s Beacon

March 14, 2012
Published in Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children’s Beacon

I was thrilled to see my article for beginning readers was published in Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children Beacon newsletter. My article is titled, “Ignite the Love of Reading“. Let me know what you think. I will be speaking at their annual conference in Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 31 and...
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St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Sheet

March 14, 2012
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Sheet

St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Sheet Tweet
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Hoppy Leap Year Coloring Sheet

February 29, 2012
Hoppy Leap Year Coloring Sheet

Leap Year Coloring Sheet! Are you looking for a simple activity for children for Leap Day? Try this simple coloring sheet for leap year!   Tweet
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Blank Dot-to-Dot Leap Year Frog!

February 29, 2012
Blank Dot-to-Dot Leap Year Frog!

Dot-to-Dot Leap Year fun! I was going to fill in the dots to count by 4 (for every 4 years for a leap year) but my teaching partner thought to use it also for some of her students that need reinforcing counting by 2’s.  So I left it blank so you can use it...
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