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Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

August 20, 2014
Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

                    We did this project for Father’s Day – it was a lose interpretation that we are all pieces of our ancestors and I was very pleased how they turned out. I started by sharing the art of Eric Carle.  My students were aware of...
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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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Fun Activity for Vowel Teams!

March 14, 2013
Fun Activity for Vowel Teams!

  Vowel Teams I was looking for games and activities for my early readers and came across this great website: Lanternfish!  This activity came for there. I downloaded the cards and started coloring!  It’s very relaxing and I knew my students would enjoy them.  So now they are on construction paper and laminated and...
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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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Easter Bunny

April 5, 2012
Easter Bunny

Reinforce the alphabet with this coloring sheet.  Have your child connect the dots with upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers 1 – 7.   Tweet
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Published in Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children’s Beacon

March 14, 2012
Published in Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children’s Beacon

I was thrilled to see my article for beginning readers was published in Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children Beacon newsletter. My article is titled, “Ignite the Love of Reading“. Let me know what you think. I will be speaking at their annual conference in Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 31 and...
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Blank Dot-to-Dot Leap Year Frog!

February 29, 2012
Blank Dot-to-Dot Leap Year Frog!

Dot-to-Dot Leap Year fun! I was going to fill in the dots to count by 4 (for every 4 years for a leap year) but my teaching partner thought to use it also for some of her students that need reinforcing counting by 2’s.  So I left it blank so you can use it...
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“Because of Winn-Dixie”

January 1, 2012
“Because of Winn-Dixie”

  Great book for young students. My students have enjoyed reading the book and now it’s time to share it with the others in the class. My reading group has just finished reading, “Because of Winn-Dixie” and I was wondering what to do to wrap it up and found these great sites.  I intend...
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Literature Circles

January 1, 2012
Literature Circles

  Literature Circles Literature Circles are great and there are a lot of ways to do them.  I was assigning my students different “jobs” but I felt like some of the students were missing out of the vocabulary building and summarizing work that they needed more practice at, so I came up with this...
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Reporting on “Chasing Vermeer”

November 2, 2011
Reporting on “Chasing Vermeer”

While reading “Chasing Vermeer” I found some Vermeer websites to show my students so of his art work.  Then they did this activity of being a reporter for the Hype Park Times.  They could select through paintings by artists, what kind of article (mystery, art fans from outer space, time travel, inventions and honors...
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