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The Solar System in Bright Colors!

July 1, 2013
The Solar System in Bright Colors!

Solar System These marvelous pictures were made using water colors on white paper.   My students first painted the planets on the white paper and while they were drying they splashed water colors on the black paper for the background of stars. This part is best done outside!  When the planets were dry, it was...
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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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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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March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

February 19, 2013
March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

We are currently reading “Stuart Little”. My students have really enjoyed listening to this tale! It is so well done and clever! I was thinking about reading month, “What to do?” I could do the pizza slices (kids love food!).  They would get a  different color slice for each different genre that they read. ...
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Wonderful Winter Scenes

December 29, 2012
Wonderful Winter Scenes

Winter Art This is a simple art project that even my youngest students enjoyed doing and weren’t frustrated by the materials. Prior to starting I had framed the edge of the paper with the painter’s tape to give a finished pictures a framed look. We started with a brief discussion of the way trees...
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Playing Theater Games and Performing a Circus Act!

July 9, 2012
Playing Theater Games and Performing a Circus Act!

Ben letting his creative energies flow.                 Theater Games This year I put on a theater week for kids!  It was a blast! We played with many aspects of performing through: theater games to help them become more comfortable with themselves and each other attended a puppet...
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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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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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St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Sheet

March 14, 2012
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Sheet

St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Sheet Tweet
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Hoppy Leap Year Coloring Sheet

February 29, 2012
Hoppy Leap Year Coloring Sheet

Leap Year Coloring Sheet! Are you looking for a simple activity for children for Leap Day? Try this simple coloring sheet for leap year!   Tweet
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