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Presentation on Computer Coding for Kids!

August 17, 2014
Presentation on Computer Coding for Kids!

Computer Coding I’ve been selected to speak at the annual Community Sharing for Healthy Caring Conference on Saturday, November 15, 2014 and I couldn’t be more excited!  My topic is about computer coding: “Playing with Code – Come Learn How to Write Computer Code and Have Fun Doing It!”  I’ve had fun all summer...
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How Fun – Glitter Slime!

August 5, 2014
How Fun – Glitter Slime!

Glitter Slime We made glitter slime today! It’s easy to do and kids have a great time! Doing it outside gave them the opportunity to be real messy! Materials: Elmer’s Glue Water food coloring Borax Steps: In a small baggy place 2 Tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of Elmer’s Glue and a few drops...
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Experimenting with Bubbles!

August 2, 2014
Experimenting with Bubbles!

Experimenting with Bubbles! Playing with bubbles can be very scientific and fun!  I set up for samples for the kids to “experiment” while working in teams.  I used baby food jars with the following in each: water water and a squirt of liquid detergent water, a squirt of liquid detergent and a teaspoon of...
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Testing out Elephant Toothpaste as a Scientist!

August 1, 2014
Testing out Elephant Toothpaste as a Scientist!

While exploding a volcano is fun, erupting elephant toothpaste is super fun!  Kids love to watch it pour out of the bottle and make picks of warm, foamy liquid.  I just did this for a group of kids for science camp and it was a hit. Materials needed: yeast detergent yeast warm water hydrogen...
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Online Learning Games

November 15, 2013

Online Learning Games This is the information sheet from my presentation at the Howell’s Community Sharing for Healthy Caring conference. I’ve included web sites that have games or activities that my students have enjoyed playing. Create Your Own Games: Daisy the Dinosaur Great for young kids to learn coding. Free Move the Turtle Great...
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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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Kazoo-i-scopes instead of Kaleidoscopes!

August 4, 2013
Kazoo-i-scopes instead of Kaleidoscopes!

Kaleidoscopes We made kaleidoscopes and they became kazoos!  We paraded them down the hall as Kazoo-i-scopes! To make the kaleidoscopes you’ll need: a paper towel roll a plastic sheet protector (cut into 8″x4″ then measure off 1 1/4″ three times and the last 1/4″. Fold the shape into a triangle and use the last...
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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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What Fun – Making Your Own Marble Maze!

July 2, 2013
What Fun – Making Your Own Marble Maze!

Marble Maze My summer camp kids had a blast making their own marble maze.  I was amazed that none of them had ever played with one before!  So first each one adding one piece of a group maze and that was enough to inspire them to make their own.  Great fun! I had some...
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