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Have Suitcase, Will Travel

June 23, 2011
Have Suitcase, Will Travel

Travel Around the Country If you want your students or your child to become excited about learning, put a twist on it.  Learning about the history of individual states can be a bit dry but putting all their research in a suitcase was simple yet they had fun with it! Making them was easy,...
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Colonial America Craft – Sampler

October 31, 2010
Colonial America Craft – Sampler

Samplers Samplers were a way to show how well a child could sew. Learning to sew and embroider was necessary for making clothes, napkins and linens. Samplers usually had a short verse, the child’s name and date on it and were finished with a border using a variety of stitches. There are 2 versions...
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Colonial America Toy – Buzz Saw

October 23, 2010
Colonial America Toy – Buzz Saw

Colonial America Toy – Buzz Saw Materials: 2 – 3″ sticks 20″ of string or yarn 1 button 1″ or bigger with 2 holes Steps to Make: Have your child fold the string in half and tie the folded end to one stick. Thread string through both holes to the button. Move the button...
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Colonial American Games – Button and Cup

October 22, 2010
Colonial American Games – Button and Cup

Colonial America Toy – Button and Cup Materials: straight and sturdy 8″ long stick egg carton cup 1″ button 20″ of string or yarn Steps to Make: Poke the stick carefully through the bottom of the egg carton so it sits 1/2″ from the end of the stick. Have your child tie the string...
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapter 2

October 10, 2010
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapter 2

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Chapter 2 – The Vanishing Glass What a lively discussion this chapter created! I’m always thrilled with the word J.K. Rowling chose to use to tell the story and are delighted when my students discover the nuances of the words. Some of the discussions were: How the Dursley’s...
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapter 1

October 5, 2010
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Chapter 1

I have always enjoyed Harry Potter and I decided to use the it in my reading group to use it to discuss but also to weave myths into their backgrounds.  Initially I was a little apprehensive because of all the fall out on the series but I felt strongly that my group would enjoy...
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