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Fun Activity for Vowel Teams!

March 14, 2013
Fun Activity for Vowel Teams!

  Vowel Teams I was looking for games and activities for my early readers and came across this great website: Lanternfish!  This activity came for there. I downloaded the cards and started coloring!  It’s very relaxing and I knew my students would enjoy them.  So now they are on construction paper and laminated and...
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Haiku

March 13, 2013
Haiku

Online Haiku Tools I was looking for some examples of  writing poetry in the form of a Haiku to show my students and came across this treasure trove!  Educational Freeware has a links and resources with the latest in resources for teachers!  What a find! Here are 3 activities that I am definitely using...
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Where in the World…?

February 28, 2013
Where in the World…?

Making Geography Fun Remember this game? Well, I do!  It is fun but for my students, although very bright, I think it would be hard at first since it covers the globe, so I had an idea! Why not make our own version? I’m going to wear a big safari-type hat and explain to...
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March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

February 19, 2013
March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

We are currently reading “Stuart Little”. My students have really enjoyed listening to this tale! It is so well done and clever! I was thinking about reading month, “What to do?” I could do the pizza slices (kids love food!).  They would get a  different color slice for each different genre that they read. ...
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“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

February 19, 2013
“One” by Kathryn Otoshi – One Great Book!

Great book! I happened on this little book and fell in love with  “One” by Kathryn Otoshi.  I shared it with my colleagues at school and my students  loved the story and were sitting at the edge of the seats. The illustrations are simply done with watercolors but it has a powerful message! Standing...
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Powwow Power!

January 12, 2013
Powwow Power!

  Native American Powwow Learning about different cultures is important for children to experience in order to be tolerant of the differences.  I just coordinated a school wide pow-wow where everyone, from preschool to middle school students explore the world of Native Americans. It was a huge success!  The local newspaper, Observer and Eccentric,...
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Deep Fun!

January 6, 2013
Deep Fun!

Deep Fun Making learning fun should be the mantra for everyone involved in teaching.  Things that are fun are memorable and they are easier to remember.  My sister-in-law sent me this website on Bernie DeKoven and I love it! Bernie DeKoven has written numerous books of learning and play.  He links resources for games...
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Creating Powerful Powerpoint Slides

December 27, 2012
Creating Powerful Powerpoint Slides

PowerPoint Presentations What makes a PowerPoint or Keynote slide presentation amazing?  It seemed, to most of my students, that the transitions and putting as much information as possible.  In working with some middle school students I learned that they really didn’t understand the point of using a slide show for a presentation. Based on...
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Addition Facts Game – Spill the Beans!

November 19, 2012
Addition Facts Game – Spill the Beans!

  Addition Game This activity received 2 thumbs up from my students!  I call it “Spill the Beans” because they spill the beans on the table or floor starting with 5 beans. The beans are dry Lima beans that I spray painted one side.  When they are spilled onto the table they land on...
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World Kindness Day! Celebrate!

November 12, 2012
World Kindness Day! Celebrate!

World Kindness Day Random acts of kindness has been around for years but I wasn’t aware of the World Kindness Day (November 13) and World Kindness Week (November 13 -20)! I showed my class the Free Hugs video to inspire them for a day of freely giving kindness in priceless ways.  We came up...
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