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Colonial America – Mulled Cider

August 29, 2011
Colonial America – Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider Mulled Cider is great especially on a cold fall day. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon of apple cider cloves a cinnamon stick a few allspice berries Steps: Pour the cider into a sauce pan. Add all of the other ingredients into pan. Heat until hot, but not boiling. Pour into mugs and serve. Tweet
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Colonial America – Daily Life

August 28, 2011
Colonial America – Daily Life

Daily Life in Colonial America – Life at home long ago was very different then today.  Children had responsibilities that helped the family survive.  The chores were divided between the men and women inside and outside. The men and boys had chores like:  plowing the land  planted the crops  tended to the crops  harvested...
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Colonial America – Create a Colonial Marketplace

August 20, 2011
Colonial America – Create a Colonial Marketplace

  Colonial American Marketplaces Creating a colonial marketplace is a fun activity for kids to participate in. Colonist usually exchanged things they made or crops they grew for things they needed.  This is called “bartering” or trading. Making a good trade was important for both parties – it needed to be fair for everyone!...
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Learning Made Fun Using the Latest Apps!

August 18, 2011
Learning Made Fun Using the Latest Apps!

Latest Apps Wow – there is so much out there to pick from for children of all ages.  I have to say the Duck Duck Moose people have their act together.  I like the Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Word Wagon, Park Math, Musical Me...they have so many choices for  young kids!...
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Colonial America – When Traveling to America Long Ago, What Would You Take?

August 16, 2011
Colonial America – When Traveling to America Long Ago, What Would You Take?

Traveling to a New Land Leaving England was a big decision.  You would be leaving family, friends and everything you knew and going to something completely unknown.  It wasn’t something for the faint of heart.  It took a lot of courage and determination to do it. So this activity has your child image they...
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The Importance of Playing!

July 20, 2011
The Importance of Playing!

  Children learn so much through play.  They learn: cooperation problem solving language mathematics They develop: curiosity self-esteem strength and coordination self-direction values While piano lessons, soccer games and helping around the house are important, unstructured play is so beneficial for children.  Play enables children to become inquisitive learners and well-rounded individuals.  Through play...
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Bouquets of Flower Poems

June 25, 2011
Bouquets of Flower Poems

Flower Poems April is poetry month so everyone selected poems to read to the class.  There were some classics and then there were some that will became new classics!  We had lots of gross ones that made the students laugh.  It was a great way to introduce a variety of poetry to the class....
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Probability or is it Just Possible?

May 1, 2011
Probability or is it Just Possible?

  Probability Learning about probability and the vocabulary that goes with it can be a lot of fun, as my students learned last week.  They used spinners and a paper clip to determine which number would come in the most.  The spinner was split in half for the numbers 1 and 2 and number...
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Colonial America – Journal Prompts

December 6, 2010
Colonial America – Journal Prompts

Journal Prompts Children long ago wrote in their journals about what they did that day, just like children do now. Giving children topics to write about sometimes helps them experience or see life through someone else’s eyes especially when life in colonial times was so different then life for a child now. The following...
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Colonial America – Riddles

December 2, 2010
Colonial America – Riddles

Colonial American Riddles My students liked trying to figure out these riddles and got much better at them with practice. After your child gets comfortable with them, ask them if they would like to make up some themselves. Riddles: What flies up, but is always down? When is a boy most like a bear?...
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