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Using Kermit to Explain Leap Year to Young Children

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February 24, 2012
Using Kermit to Explain Leap Year to Young Children

Frogs are a natural to explain “leaping” forward a day to children. You can incorporate frog games, snacks or coloring sheets to make the day stand out. Playing leap frog with a group would be fun and you can extend it into a math activity.  Measure how far everyone can hop then it can...
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Measuring Your Favorite Pet

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January 25, 2012
Measuring Your Favorite Pet

                  Making measuring hands-on and interesting for kids is always important.  This activity insures that they will want to measure all of their favorite stuffed animals.  They can also measure their real favorite  real pets but they won’t stay still like a stuffed pet will!  
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Using Apples for Making Math Problems

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September 29, 2011
Using Apples for Making Math Problems

This fall instead of weighing pumpkins, we are weighing apples.  It should be fun! We are also going to go to an apple orchard.  I came up with some simple worksheets for my multi-age classroom. Making something fresh to practice comparing, balancing a scale, adding weights and problem solving is always fun. I’ll have...
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Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

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August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

Rita researched the animals the colonist would have on their farms and painted them for our students to measure.  When she brought them in she would very dramatically shake a bag that she had carried them in, as if they were alive inside.  The kids loved it. She also gave them some history of...
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