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Pine Cone Bird Feeder

August 14, 2016
Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Pine Cone Bird Feeder Help our feathered friends brave the cold by making a simple bird feeder for them. Materials: pine cones string or pipe cleaner peanut butter plastic knife or spoon bird seed Take a pine cone and attach a piece of string to the top. Have your child cover it with peanut...
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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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Simple Fact Family Video

September 6, 2015
Simple Fact Family Video

 A short video on how addition and subtraction facts are “related”. Fact Families video Fact Families I have been playing with a new drawing tablet. I’m getting the hang of it although my drawings are very primitive! This is a video on one way to explain fact families to a child. My students get...
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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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Happy New Year 2015 Maze

December 31, 2014
Happy New Year 2015 Maze

Happy New Year Maze         I made a Santa maze for my nephew and thought it would be fun to do one for New Year’s Eve!  It’s blank so your child can color the months in any way they would like. Enjoy and Happy New Year! Tweet
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Bubble Tester for Better Bubbles!

August 18, 2014
Bubble Tester for Better Bubbles!

  Kids love bubbles so this gave them bubbles but also an opportunity to problem solve.  They will test out different solutions to discover which solution makes the best, biggest and most magnificent bubbles!  All  you need is a few items: 4 small containers – baby food jars, bowls, cups… 4 pipe cleaners (just...
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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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Testing Out Bird Beaks!

August 4, 2013
Testing Out Bird Beaks!

Why Are Bird Beaks So Different? During our week on  birds, we tested out different beaks to figure out the kind of food each beak would eat.  To prepare I: One beak was tongs  and I took 2 Popsicle sticks and inserted a small piece of crinkled up paper between taped it together so...
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