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Snowflakes

August 14, 2016
Snowflakes

Making Snowflakes Cut snowflakes out of paper! It’s always amazing the designs that can be made with a few snips. Materials: white paper scissors Use a piece of square white paper. Fold a square piece of paper into a triangle. Fold it over into another smaller triangle. Fold it once more. Now have your...
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Baby Snowman

August 14, 2016
Baby Snowman

Baby Snowman Materials: white sock beans or rice white string pipe cleaners yarn or ribbon assorted decorations (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) fabric Using a white sock (baby socks work well) to make a charming little snowman that won’t melt on the table. Fill the toe with a handful of beans or rice (or...
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Create Soapy Snowmen

August 14, 2016
Create Soapy Snowmen

Soapy Snowmen Your child can make snow man, animals or whatever strikes their fancy using this simple ingredient – soap flakes. Materials: Ivory soap flakes water yarn or ribbon cloves licorice sprinkles Steps Mix Ivory soap flakes with a little water, you want to make it thick like a paste. It will stick to...
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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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Building Marble Mazes

August 14, 2016
Building Marble Mazes

Marble Mazes I have never met a child that their eyes didn’t light up when they were given an opportunity to make anything to their hearts desire. On a day that it’s too cold to play outside, watch your child stay busy and happy for hours! Materials: gather interesting and clean containers from everyday...
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Using Comics as a Writing Tool

February 21, 2016
Using Comics as a Writing Tool

Writing Comics Do your students read comics? This would be a great transition for writing their comics.Have any students that don’t like to write but have very active imaginations?  Getting my students different ways to express themselves, allows them access to various forms of writing is important. Using comics could  just open them up...
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Plotagon – Great new tool for encouraging writers!

February 21, 2016
Plotagon – Great new tool for encouraging writers!

Plotagon https://plotagon.com/ Looking for a new way to reinforce the concept of settings? How about dialogue? Quotation marks? Here is a simple, fun tool to use that your students will love! Some of my students struggle with the concept of setting. With this tool, they pick a setting from a backdrop of many: hospital,...
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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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Mapping Skills Used for the Oregon Trail Simulation

January 19, 2016
Mapping Skills Used for the Oregon Trail Simulation

This is the map I drew up for the Oregon Trail Simulation that I took my students on.  It lead them through the trails of a state park that I adapted to fit our needs and added the appropriate land marks along the way. It was a great adventure. Tweet
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