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Addition Game with a Dot-to-Dot game

December 26, 2015
Addition Game with a Dot-to-Dot game

Addition game – Dot to Dot I took the classic dot-to-dot game and added numbers. They are the sums when 2 dice are rolled. My students use different color markers to indicate their lines and to color in their squares that they are claiming.  I made special dice with a cube template I found...
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A Star is Born!

December 23, 2015
A Star is Born!

Making a Star This week is “Preparing to Blast-off” at Junior Science Camp and we are having fun exploring space. We are starting with the our wonderful sun and learning about the birth of a star. Some amazing sun facts: The sun is the center of our solar system. The earth travels around the...
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Comets – Those Dust Covered Snowballs

December 21, 2015
Comets – Those Dust Covered Snowballs

Comets   Comets are like dirt snow balls in the sky. Fun Facts: Ancient Greeks thought comets looked like hairy stars so that is why they named them comets meaning “hair”! Halley’s Comet orbits near the earth every 76 years! A comet’s tail is caused by the sun melting it and bits of dust...
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Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

December 21, 2015
Making Yummy Science – Rainbows in a Cup!

      Using food to represent the layers of the earth or rainbows or celebrations of colors, is fun and easy!  There are tons of recipes on line but I decided to use: pudding Cool Whip food coloring vanilla wafers Optional: chocolate chips coconut flakes cut up fruit rainbow sherbet Steps to build:...
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Ah Matey! Explorers of the New World!

December 20, 2015
Ah Matey! Explorers of the New World!

  Early Explorers While learning about the early explorers my students became world travelers!  We made a mast with an old drop cloth and 2 straight limbs cut for another project and attached the “mast” to our playground climber.  What fun!  My students took turns being the captain, first mate or navigator and everyone...
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Colonial America on Kahoot!

November 22, 2015
Colonial America on Kahoot!

My students are finishing up a unit on Colonial America and I make the following activity for them. They love doing Kahoot – it challenges them to remember facts quickly and they love working with a team mate to put the correct answer in quickly – usually within 20-30 seconds! They see almost instantly...
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Makey Makey Fun for Creative Learning

September 6, 2015
Makey Makey Fun for Creative Learning

Creative Learning I have the Makey Makey bug! I don’t know if there is a cure, I only hope my students enjoy it as much as I do. You ask, “What is Makey Makey?” Well – it is an open-ended platform that encourages experimentation, creative learning and collaboration. Using a banana as a piano...
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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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Cool Dinosaur Masks To Make!

August 16, 2015
Cool Dinosaur Masks To Make!

Dinosaur Masks Check out these cool dinosaur masks made from paper! Knowing how children from all ages love dinosaurs, this would be a huge hit to make! I think they are great! https://www.etsy.com/listing/210422349/make-your-own-t-rex-mask-with-just-paper?   Tweet
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