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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 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 – Ye Olde Livestock Center

August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

Colonial America -Measuring Lifestock Rita researched the animals the colonist would have on their farms and painted them for our students to measure.  When she brought them in she would very dramatically shake a bag that she had carried them in, as if they were alive inside.  The kids loved it. She also gave...
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Colonial America – Maps of the 13 Colonies

August 21, 2011
Colonial America –  Maps of the 13 Colonies

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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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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Colonial America – It’s Tea Time!

August 17, 2011
Colonial America – It’s Tea Time!

Tea Time Tea is a cup of life. ~Author Unknown     The early settlers brought the enjoyment of drinking of tea, coffee and chocolate from their homelands.  The Dutch introduced it to the English around  1600’s but by the middle of the  1700’s it was an established drink that the whole family could partake in. ...
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Colonial America – Quilting

August 14, 2011
Colonial America – Quilting

Quilting Colonist used everything that also included using scraps of clothing.  Women would used scraps of clothing to make blankets, chair covers and clothing.  The quilt blankets patterns from colonial time are still used and revered today. Quilting became more than just a way to keep warm.  The blankets were a way to preserve...
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Colonial America – Secret Codes

August 13, 2011
Colonial America – Secret Codes

Benedict Arnold has the inevitable honor of being remembered as a traitor of his country although he was a skilled general of Revolutionary troops. He felt he wasn’t getting the recognition that he was entitled to and began to give the British confidenial information through secret codes.  The secret codes looked like correspondence between...
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Colonial America – Log Cabins

August 12, 2011
Colonial America – Log Cabins

The  Log Cabins My students played with Lincoln Logs to understand how log cabin buildings were created.  They created different designs and saw the reason for the notching the logs to fit them together. Log cabins were made using the available native woods.  They usually consisted of 1 large room with a fireplace for...
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