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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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Arbor Day!

April 22, 2013
Arbor Day!

Arbor Day What a natural – Earth Day and Arbor Day (no pun intended)!  This year the Arbor Day Foundation will plant trees in the national forests from donations for you.  Commemorate a child’s birth with a tree in one of America’s national forests! They also have on their website lots of ideas for...
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Sketchpad

April 22, 2013
Sketchpad

Sketchpad I found this Sketchpad in Parent and Child Magazine and thought others would enjoy using it too! Sorry I couldn’t find it online to link to. Tweet
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The Fine Art of a Conversation!

April 15, 2013
The Fine Art of a Conversation!

I have been observing my students as they talk to one another and it reminds my of parallel play.  When 2 children are playing  beside each other but they are both doing their own activity, not really interacting.  My students were talking together but no one was responding.  Each would share what they wanted,...
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Spring Fun Addition Coloring Sheet!

April 11, 2013
Spring Fun Addition Coloring Sheet!

Addition Coloring Sheet My students enjoy having an opportunity to practice their addition skills while coloring too. This is a simple way to reinforce addition and subtraction facts while enjoying the season!   Tweet
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A Coloring Sheet for Mother’s Day!

April 9, 2013
A Coloring Sheet for Mother’s Day!

Coloring sheet for Mother’s Day Download this coloring sheet for children of all ages to share with their mother’s. Tweet
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Every Day is Earth Day!

April 9, 2013
Every Day is Earth Day!

Earth Day Earth Day Network that has lots of activities to do with students in grades K – 8. We will be watching “The Lorax” and planting a tree.  What are you going to do for Earth Day?     Tweet
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Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

March 25, 2013
Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning- MACUL Friday I attended the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference and I was blown away by the amount of information available.  I already use computers and our i-pad in the classroom but it was wonderful to learn of other applications and uses to reinforce...
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Where in the World…?

February 28, 2013
Where in the World…?

Making Geography Fun Remember this game? Well, I do!  It is fun but for my students, although very bright, I think it would be hard at first since it covers the globe, so I had an idea! Why not make our own version? I’m going to wear a big safari-type hat and explain to...
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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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