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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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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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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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Hail Scholars! Welcome Back!

September 7, 2013
Hail Scholars! Welcome Back!

  Welcome Back Scholars Every year I try to come with a different way to greet my students when they return from summer vacation and I found this great site for coloring pages! I selected the alphabet which they have animals that begin with the letter sound.  Neat way to incorporate other skills too! ...
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Using Watercolor and Pastels to Create Birds!

August 4, 2013
Using Watercolor and Pastels to Create Birds!

Watercolor and Pastel Birds This activity came out so well – the pictures were wonderful. We discussed features of birds with my students and they came up with: beaks, wings and claws.  Then it was time to created their own.  They used pastels to draw the outlines and then painted in the rest with...
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Play with Moon Sand!

July 3, 2013
Play with Moon Sand!

Mix up some Moon Sand to play with! Making Moon Sand is  easy and fun! I have made this in batches in a large storage container so it can be closed up and used another day. The materials are: 6 cups of sand 3 cups of corn starch 1 1/2 water (you can add...
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The Early Explorers Puppets

June 30, 2013
The Early Explorers Puppets

Early Explorers Puppets Aren’t the heads fabulous?  I was so pleased with how the puppet heads came out.  Each was unique as the explorer that they represent.  My students would compare pictures of the explorer that  they were researching and attempt to recreate him. We made them with the simple balloon and paper mache...
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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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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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Dinosaur Templates

December 29, 2012
Dinosaur Templates

Dinosaur Templates I have these templates on the website but they are not as easy to find as I’d like.  Since many of you have asked for them, I thought I would make a page just for the templates!  This should make them easier for everyone to locate!   Tweet
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