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Mattheai Botanical Gardens

May 16, 2011
Mattheai Botanical Gardens

What a great day!  We took our class to explore the Mattheai Botanical Gardens with their children garden, labyrinth, trails and conservatory. The kids enjoyed learning from the docents and seeing the cocoa seeds, desert terrain and sausage plant.  It was great to share a great place with my students. Tweet
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Building Bridges Event!

April 25, 2011
Building Bridges Event!

Building Bridges This week we’re going to be building bridges!   Our students are going to work together in teams from preschool to middle school.  They made 4 different types of bridges for the participates at the Green Street Fair to interact with, add to and have fun with. The middle school students have already...
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Why Don’t Polar Bears Get Cold?

December 27, 2010
Why Don’t Polar Bears Get Cold?

Picture taken from Google. Materials: bowl of ice and cold water vegetable shortening plastic bag a bowl with ice and  some cold water. Steps: You can ask your child to imagine he was a polar bear swimming in the Arctic (the bowl of cold water), ask, “How would you stay warm?” Let them put ...
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Creative Thinking

June 28, 2010
Creative Thinking

These days you can go to the store and buy almost anything you want.  You don’t need to think about how you are going to fix that toaster, sharpen that pencil and heat up that dinner; just buy a new one, use a pencil sharpener and throw that dinner in the microwave. “Creative Thinking”,...
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The Egg Drop

May 2, 2010
The Egg Drop

The older students had a project this week that required them to problem solve within these parameters: Build a container to protect an egg when dropped 8′ It can’t be larger than 10″ x 10″ Draw and name your design So Friday was the “drop” date.  The students were all excited about showing off...
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Animals Tracks in Winter

February 19, 2010
Animals Tracks in Winter

Animal Tracks Go on a walk with your child and have them discover what animals brave the winter weather with them. Has your child ever wondered what animal left those prints in your yard? Or how do animals stay warm all winter long? Or why do some animals hibernate? Let them discover the answers...
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Sink or Float?

November 18, 2008
Sink or Float?

What is more fun for your child than to have fun playing with water? You could introduce this lesson at bath time where shecan freely experiment with different items to test if they will sink or float. Sink or Float Materials: Assorted items – be sure to have some things that will float and some that...
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Make Apple Sauce

October 18, 2008
Make Apple Sauce

Children learn so much when they help in the kitchen. Besides, cherishing the time with you, they learn that measuring makes a difference and it’s a step towards being a self-sufficient adult. Making apple sauce is easy and yummy and your children will enjoy the fact that they helped make it while they eat...
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