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Playing Theater Games and Performing a Circus Act!

July 9, 2012
Playing Theater Games and Performing a Circus Act!

Ben letting his creative energies flow.                 Theater Games This year I put on a theater week for kids!  It was a blast! We played with many aspects of performing through: theater games to help them become more comfortable with themselves and each other attended a puppet...
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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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We Made Scarecrows for the Garden

June 25, 2012
We Made Scarecrows for the Garden

Scarecrows! During our new Summer Daze program the kids made scarecrows for their garden.  The kids had fun with it and they got to cut the long grass too! Here’s what we did: We took a recycled piece of wood trim (a dowel rod would work as well). Cut some long pieces of grass...
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Life as a Child in a One-room Schoolhouse!

June 6, 2012
Life as a Child in a One-room Schoolhouse!

Spending the day in a one-room schoolhouse to experience life as a pioneer child Life as a pioneer child was a little different then kids today!  My students liked the novelty of it but didn’t like: not being able to have a snack when they wanted it having to go outside to use the...
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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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Making Their Own Corn Meal

May 27, 2012
Making Their Own Corn Meal

  Using simple tools to make corn meal The pioneers needed to provide for 6 months of food on the trail and, since there were no Walmart’s to go to if they ran out of supplies, enough to live on until they could grow their own.  Tools were simple. So we had our students...
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Sharing Around the Campfire!

May 10, 2012
Sharing Around the Campfire!

Famous People in 1800’s I have a multi-age classroom and my older students read about people that influenced events during the 1800’s.  The assignment was to read the brief summary and write out an outline of the important events. Then come up with 3 questions to be interviewed about that person.  After they had...
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Selecting the right supplies for our trip on the Oregon Trail

May 9, 2012
Selecting the right supplies for our trip on the Oregon Trail

  This is the display we set up to help our scholars plan for their trip on the Oregon Trail.  A very creative volunteer made our “hide” supply list.  She even wrote some of the letters backwards to give it an old time feel!  Very funny! Our scholars were grouped into families.  They were...
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Country Line Dancing Through the 80s!

April 20, 2012
Country Line Dancing Through the 80s!

The 80s! What a blast! So what to do?   The logical choice was “Footloose”. The kids loved it!  It didn’t hurt that they just remade the movie so they had heard the music recently.  They think of the music as their own.  You can watch this video for some of the chooses of silly...
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Strolling with Soul Train in the 70s!

April 19, 2012
Strolling with Soul Train in the 70s!

Exploring the 70’s Watch as they “Stroll” to Earth, Wind and Fire on Soul Train. To continue our discovery of dances from the past, our students watched a Soul Train clip to see them do the “Stroll”.  This evolved over the years but my students saw the possibilities when there was a little more...
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