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The Magic Pumpkin Arrives!

October 30, 2011
The Magic Pumpkin Arrives!

            The Magic Pumpkin Every year the Magic Pumpkin comes to my classroom and each year my students start eagerly waiting for their arrival.  This year they were getting a little anxious when they hadn’t arrived on Monday but then we received this Western Union telegram that put all...
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Apples in Story Problems

October 4, 2011
Apples in Story Problems

  Baskets of Apples to Make Story Problems I have small apples that I have numbered to use for a variety of activities.  The following are activity cards that can be used at a learning center or incorporated into a worksheet.  The cards go from younger students to older students doing division and fractions....
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Becoming Leaf Detectives – Examine the Leaves Carefully!

October 3, 2011
Becoming Leaf Detectives – Examine the Leaves Carefully!

Leaves in Fall You’ll want to gather a variety of leaves for your children/students to examine.  Also have a magnifying glass available for those future detectives!  Look carefully at a each leaf and see how the veins run. What kind is it? Describe how it looks. Draw a picture of it. Look at another...
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Make an Apple Book Mark

September 30, 2011
Make an Apple Book Mark

Using Cut Apples to Make Book Marks Cut apples into a variety of  cuts; cut in half horizontally, cut vertically and quarter slice. Prepare a flat surface with paint on a folded piece of paper towel (it makes it like an ink pad).  Using green, red, yellow and orange play up the fall colors...
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Using Apples for Math Problems

September 29, 2011
Using Apples for Math Problems

Math Practice This fall instead of weighing pumpkins this year, I thought we would practice doing math weighing apples.  It should be fun! We are also going to go to an apple orchard.  I came up with some simple worksheets for my multi-age classroom. Making something fresh to practice comparing, balancing a scale, adding...
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Colonial America – Root Beer

August 30, 2011
Colonial America – Root Beer

Recipe for Root Beer Ingredients: 1 t. dry yeast 1/2 c. warm water 2 c. sugar 5 t. root beer extract (located in the spice aisle) 8 c. hot water gallon jug with a lid Steps: Let your child stir the yeast and the warm water in a small bowl until it dissolves. Have...
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Colonial America – Triangle Trade Route

August 26, 2011

  Thank you for letting me use this map from American’s History by James Henretta. It’s hard to imagine not being able to purchase items you need at the local Kmarts, but the colonist didn’t have that option.  Completing the map with the trade route helps children visualize and comprehend what and why things...
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Colonial America Vocabulary – Word Search

August 25, 2011
Colonial America Vocabulary – Word Search

Increasing a Child’s Colonial America Vocabulary Who doesn’t like word searches?  If the children you work with do, here’s one that uses words and terms from the colonial period that also increases their vocabulary. Save Tweet
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Colonial America – Post Office Jobs

August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Post Office Jobs

Post Office My students always enjoyed learning about the post office and how to write letter as they perform jobs for our classroom post office.  The only difference for the colonial post office is I was able to incorporate a little history too! Ben Franklin is credited with starting the first post office in...
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Colonial America – Maps of the 13 Colonies

August 21, 2011

Colonial America – Maps Working with maps help children get a better understanding of how land-forms and environment effect the cultures living there.  I have included 4 maps that I used to help my students get a better perspective of where the states are located and what states are next to them.  You may...
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