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Never-melting Snowman

August 14, 2016
Never-melting Snowman

Snowman in From the Cold Materials: 2 small white shopping bags tissue paper or cotton batting white string 2 small sticks construction paper fabric assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) Using 2 small white shopping bags your child can make their own snowman. Insert some tissue paper or cotton batting in the bottom...
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Famous People from the 1800s!

February 15, 2016
Famous People from the 1800s!

  These are short biographical summaries of people that made a difference in the events in the United States during the 1800s.   Since we watched a DVD on Lewis and Clark from National Geographic, that my students enjoyed, I wanted them to focus on other famous people from that time period.  Granted, I...
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Snowman Addition Practice

January 31, 2016
Snowman Addition Practice

I was playing with my tablet and needed addition 3 digit number practice so I came up with this. I think I was hoping for a Snow Day! Tweet
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A Star is Born!

December 23, 2015
A Star is Born!

Making a Star This week is “Preparing to Blast-off” at Junior Science Camp and we are having fun exploring space. We are starting with the our wonderful sun and learning about the birth of a star. Some amazing sun facts: The sun is the center of our solar system. The earth travels around the...
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Comets – Those Dust Covered Snowballs

December 21, 2015
Comets – Those Dust Covered Snowballs

Comets   Comets are like dirt snow balls in the sky. Fun Facts: Ancient Greeks thought comets looked like hairy stars so that is why they named them comets meaning “hair”! Halley’s Comet orbits near the earth every 76 years! A comet’s tail is caused by the sun melting it and bits of dust...
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Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

December 21, 2015
Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

      Using food to represent the layers of the earth or rainbows or celebrations of colors, is fun and easy!  There are tons of recipes on line but I decided to use: pudding Cool Whip food coloring vanilla wafers Optional: chocolate chips coconut flakes cut up fruit rainbow sherbet Steps to build:...
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Colonial America on Kahoot!

November 22, 2015
Colonial America on Kahoot!

My students are finishing up a unit on Colonial America and I make the following activity for them. They love doing Kahoot – it challenges them to remember facts quickly and they love working with a team mate to put the correct answer in quickly – usually within 20-30 seconds! They see almost instantly...
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Makey Makey Fun for Creative Learning

September 6, 2015
Makey Makey Fun for Creative Learning

Creative Learning I have the Makey Makey bug! I don’t know if there is a cure, I only hope my students enjoy it as much as I do. You ask, “What is Makey Makey?” Well – it is an open-ended platform that encourages experimentation, creative learning and collaboration. Using a banana as a piano...
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Math Skill – Learning How to Tell Time

September 6, 2015

  Beginning to Tell Time Math – Learning how to Tell Time My students have always had no difficulty making the transition to telling time when I started with only one hand on the clock. I told them the story that a long time ago there weren’t plane schedules, television programs that came on...
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Using our House Paper for Handwriting Practice

June 8, 2015
Using our House Paper for Handwriting Practice

Handwriting the Alphabet Start with the capital letters then progress to the lowercase letters. The larger letters are a little easier for small fingers to make. You can introduce the letters in alphabetical order, if your child likes things in sequential order, it would be logical and they might be more comfortable with that approach....
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