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Rock “Critters”

June 27, 2012
Rock “Critters”

Using a Rock and Making it Something New The kids had fun making rock “critters”.  They picked out the rocks they wanted to use and we glued them together with Liquid Nails (easy to use).  Once the glue had set (about a day), then it’s time to paint them.  I loved the colors and...
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I Made a Wood Tripod for Cooking Over a Fire!

May 30, 2012
I Made a Wood Tripod for Cooking Over a Fire!

To get ready to serve my students a traditional wagon train meal of beans, corn bread and coffee, I set out to figure out how to make a tripod like the pioneers might have had.  A little research and a long stick found in the nearby woods and I was ready. First I removed...
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Sharing Around the Campfire!

May 10, 2012
Sharing Around the Campfire!

Famous People in 1800’s I have a multi-age classroom and my older students read about people that influenced events during the 1800’s.  The assignment was to read the brief summary and write out an outline of the important events. Then come up with 3 questions to be interviewed about that person.  After they had...
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Selecting the right supplies for our trip on the Oregon Trail

May 9, 2012
Selecting the right supplies for our trip on the Oregon Trail

  This is the display we set up to help our scholars plan for their trip on the Oregon Trail.  A very creative volunteer made our “hide” supply list.  She even wrote some of the letters backwards to give it an old time feel!  Very funny! Our scholars were grouped into families.  They were...
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The Decades as Studied by my Clever Students!

April 18, 2012
The Decades as Studied by my Clever Students!

  The Social Studies unit – The Decades – that covered the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s! This was the cover of our decades program for our student skits! To help with the research I found videos on the dances of the different decades for my students to have an opportunity to do. It...
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Dancing in the 60s!

April 15, 2012
Dancing in the 60s!

This site has lots of pictures of different dances (some look really goofy!!) throughout the decade but I picked the following video because it was easy for my students to follow and they had fun with it. Video for the pony, twist, locomotion… After our students watched the video then it was time to...
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We’re Living History of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s!

April 10, 2012
We’re Living History of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s!

Living history makes real and brings it to life for our young students. It’s fun having an opportunity to dress up like Halloween!  Venee and I had a blast with our students going back in time and exploring events and music from the recent past.  This was our culmination – and it was a...
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Easter Bunny

April 5, 2012
Easter Bunny

Reinforce the alphabet with this coloring sheet.  Have your child connect the dots with upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers 1 – 7.   Tweet
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What would you do with an extra day on Leap Day?

February 24, 2012
What would you do with an extra day on Leap Day?

Leap Day The skies the limit – you have a whole day added to your year.  A whole extra day this year! What would you do with your extra day?  Great to think about. Download this fun journal paper. Who doesn’t love Kermit? Save Tweet
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Coloring Sheet for Arachnid

February 22, 2012
Coloring Sheet for Arachnid

Arachnid Ben studied arachnid’s this year and asked for a math work sheet. The coloring codes area: Brown = 15 Green = 12 Blue = 20 Red = 18 Tan = 25 Light Green = 36 Light Blue = 42 Black = 32 Save Tweet
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