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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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Using Kermit to Explain Leap Year to Young Children

February 24, 2012
Using Kermit to Explain Leap Year to Young Children

Frogs are a natural to explain “leaping” forward a day to children. You can incorporate frog games, snacks or coloring sheets to make the day stand out. Playing leap frog with a group would be fun and you can extend it into a math activity.  Measure how far everyone can hop then it can...
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2012 is a Leap Year!

February 23, 2012
2012 is a Leap Year!

Why do we need a Leap Year? Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days to circle once around the Sun. However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year, so if we didn’t add a...
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Using Donuts to Create a Snowman!

January 8, 2012
Using Donuts to Create a Snowman!

  Using Donuts to Create Snowmen! It’s winter and I want to see snow! Where is it?  So I decided to make a snowman without snow! This one you can eat too! All you need are: Powdered sugar doughnut holes Toothpicks Coconut (optional) Stick licorice to use as a scarf Frosting or mini-M&M’s for...
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Gingerbread House Recycled

January 5, 2012
Gingerbread House Recycled

Gingerbread House I assembled the gingerbread house that I got from IKEA (that is a story in itself – lessons learned) and used it for the table centerpiece for the holidays but once they were over, what to do with it?  There was way too much sugar for me to suggest eating it, besides,...
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Marble Mazes!

December 29, 2011
Marble Mazes!

Marble Mazes I have never met a child that their eyes didn’t light up when they were given an opportunity to make anything to their hearts desire. On a day that it’s too cold or too rainy to play outside, watch your child stay busy and happy for hours! Materials: Gather interesting and clean...
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Christmas Present Maze

December 24, 2011
Christmas Present Maze

Keep the young ones busy with this simple maze!   Then have them make their own maze! Tweet
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Writing Santa Claus

December 12, 2011
Writing Santa Claus

    Here is a cool app for writing Santa a letter on-line and they get a reply!  Very fun! Tweet
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Doing a Taste Test with Apples!

October 1, 2011
Doing a Taste Test with Apples!

Yummy Apples for a Taste Test Have a variety of apples available; Granny Smith, Gala, McIntosh and any others you may have in your area.  Prepare by cutting up  the apples into slices and make a graph for everyone to make select their favorites then let the fun begin.  I always ask my students...
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Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

September 11, 2011
Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

  Tri-Corn Hats Helping my students get in character of a colonial child, we made tri-corn hats for the boys and bonnets for the girls.  It was very simple.   Using felt for the durability and ease of working with it. We made a pattern by measuring around the head of one of the oldest...
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