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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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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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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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Arbor Day!

April 22, 2013
Arbor Day!

Arbor Day What a natural – Earth Day and Arbor Day (no pun intended)!  This year the Arbor Day Foundation will plant trees in the national forests from donations for you.  Commemorate a child’s birth with a tree in one of America’s national forests! They also have on their website lots of ideas for...
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The Fine Art of a Conversation!

April 15, 2013
The Fine Art of a Conversation!

I have been observing my students as they talk to one another and it reminds my of parallel play.  When 2 children are playing  beside each other but they are both doing their own activity, not really interacting.  My students were talking together but no one was responding.  Each would share what they wanted,...
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Every Day is Earth Day!

April 9, 2013
Every Day is Earth Day!

Earth Day Earth Day Network that has lots of activities to do with students in grades K – 8. We will be watching “The Lorax” and planting a tree.  What are you going to do for Earth Day?     Tweet
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Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

March 25, 2013
Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning- MACUL Friday I attended the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference and I was blown away by the amount of information available.  I already use computers and our i-pad in the classroom but it was wonderful to learn of other applications and uses to reinforce...
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