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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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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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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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Valentine’s Day – Fill Your World with Fun!

February 9, 2013
Valentine’s Day – Fill Your World with Fun!

Valentine’s Day Fun Getting ready for the fun of Valentine’s Day!  Kids love exchanging cards and having a celebration of friendship!  Check out the 4 different coloring sheets and the one addition with regrouping sheet! Tweet
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Dress the Snowman!

February 9, 2013
Dress the Snowman!

  Dress the Snowman! A Snow Day inspired this! This is to reinforce addition with regrouping in a fun way! Tweet
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Fact Families Game

January 29, 2013
Fact Families Game

Fact Families I am always looking for ways to make math fun yet meaningful.   Fact families are always a challenge for kids.  Until they “see” the relationships of the numbers, each equation is a new problem. I set out the challenge that they were detectives and had to find the one number that didn’t...
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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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Wonderful Winter Scenes

December 29, 2012
Wonderful Winter Scenes

Winter Art This is a simple art project that even my youngest students enjoyed doing and weren’t frustrated by the materials. Prior to starting I had framed the edge of the paper with the painter’s tape to give a finished pictures a framed look. We started with a brief discussion of the way trees...
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