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Famous People from the 1800s!

February 15, 2016
Famous People from the 1800s!

  These are short biographical summaries of people that made a difference in the events in the United States during the 1800s.   Since we watched a DVD on Lewis and Clark from National Geographic, that my students enjoyed, I wanted them to focus on other famous people from that time period.  Granted, I...
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A Star is Born!

December 23, 2015
A Star is Born!

Making a Star This week is “Preparing to Blast-off” at Junior Science Camp and we are having fun exploring space. We are starting with the our wonderful sun and learning about the birth of a star. Some amazing sun facts: The sun is the center of our solar system. The earth travels around the...
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Comets – Those Dust Covered Snowballs

December 21, 2015
Comets – Those Dust Covered Snowballs

Comets   Comets are like dirt snow balls in the sky. Fun Facts: Ancient Greeks thought comets looked like hairy stars so that is why they named them comets meaning “hair”! Halley’s Comet orbits near the earth every 76 years! A comet’s tail is caused by the sun melting it and bits of dust...
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Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

December 21, 2015
Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

      Using food to represent the layers of the earth or rainbows or celebrations of colors, is fun and easy!  There are tons of recipes on line but I decided to use: pudding Cool Whip food coloring vanilla wafers Optional: chocolate chips coconut flakes cut up fruit rainbow sherbet Steps to build:...
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Ah Matey! Explorers of the New World!

December 20, 2015
Ah Matey! Explorers of the New World!

  Early Explorers While learning about the early explorers my students became world travelers!  We made a mast with an old drop cloth and 2 straight limbs cut for another project and attached the “mast” to our playground climber.  What fun!  My students took turns being the captain, first mate or navigator and everyone...
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Inspiring the Use of Computers!

May 3, 2015
Inspiring the Use of Computers!

Computers in Learning I went to the MACUL (Michigan Association of Computer Users for Learning) and came away inspired! There is so much out their to help teach and many of the tools are free.  I only put a few in this post but I’ll add more in the future. Kahoot      ...
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Promethean, Smart Boards vs. (Dumb)White Boards!

February 20, 2015
Promethean, Smart Boards vs. (Dumb)White Boards!

Smart Boards I had an opportunity to meet with Carlos of Aim Up about Promethean Boards.  It was exciting to think about all of the possibilities I could add to make learning for my students more engaging with the use of the technology!  Assess to all of the lessons on Promethean Planet and Classflow...
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Bubble Meter!

January 29, 2015
Bubble Meter!

Bubble Meter Great activity!  Simple to set up and kids loved the activity! You’ll need: small bowl or cup 1 teaspoon liquid detergent water empty plastic bottle (1/2 liter) bowl of warm water bowl of ice In the small bowl or cup stir in 1 teaspoon of liquid detergent and 2 teaspoons of water....
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Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

August 20, 2014
Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

                    We did this project for Father’s Day – it was a lose interpretation that we are all pieces of our ancestors and I was very pleased how they turned out. I started by sharing the art of Eric Carle.  My students were aware of...
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Bubble Tester for Better Bubbles!

August 18, 2014
Bubble Tester for Better Bubbles!

  Kids love bubbles so this gave them bubbles but also an opportunity to problem solve.  They will test out different solutions to discover which solution makes the best, biggest and most magnificent bubbles!  All  you need is a few items: 4 small containers – baby food jars, bowls, cups… 4 pipe cleaners (just...
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