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Carving Like the Inuits

December 30, 2011
Carving Like the Inuits

          Carving Like the Inuits Your child can carve snowmen, penguins, igloos or whatever they would like into a bar of soap. You can use those bars of soap from your last hotel stay! Materials: bar of soap plastic knife Steps: Let your child decide on the design. To make...
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Colonial America – The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

September 15, 2011
The classroom's declaration of rules.

Declaration of Independence While studying the writing of the constitution, my class wrote their own.  We talked about the document and, at the time it was so far beyond anything that had been done before.  Thomas Jefferson wrote ideas in the declaration that until then had never been done before.  It was eloquent and...
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Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

September 11, 2011
Colonial America – Tri-Corn Hats

  Tri-Corn Hats Helping my students get in character of a colonial child, we made tri-corn hats for the boys and bonnets for the girls.  It was very simple.   Using felt for the durability and ease of working with it. We made a pattern by measuring around the head of one of the oldest...
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Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

August 31, 2011
Colonial American – Cooking Hasty Pudding

Hasty Pudding Cooking is always fun for children and there is so much to be learned while cooking. There are a few things to keep in mind: It is assumed that with any recipes that require the use of a heat source (stove, hot plate, oven) there will be adult supervision. Make sure your...
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Colonial America – Root Beer

August 30, 2011
Colonial America – Root Beer

Recipe for Root Beer Ingredients: 1 t. dry yeast 1/2 c. warm water 2 c. sugar 5 t. root beer extract (located in the spice aisle) 8 c. hot water gallon jug with a lid Steps: Let your child stir the yeast and the warm water in a small bowl until it dissolves. Have...
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Colonial America – Mulled Cider

August 29, 2011
Colonial America – Mulled Cider

Mulled Cider Mulled Cider is great especially on a cold fall day. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon of apple cider cloves a cinnamon stick a few allspice berries Steps: Pour the cider into a sauce pan. Add all of the other ingredients into pan. Heat until hot, but not boiling. Pour into mugs and serve. Tweet
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Colonial America Vocabulary – Word Search

August 25, 2011
Colonial America Vocabulary – Word Search

Increasing a Child’s Colonial America Vocabulary Who doesn’t like word searches?  If the children you work with do, here’s one that uses words and terms from the colonial period that also increases their vocabulary. Save Tweet
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Colonial America – Great Web Sites to Check Out!

August 24, 2011

Colonial American Web Sites Here are links to websites with resources and games that I found helpful regarding Colonial America. Colonial Williamsburg – great place to visit and experience life from then. Claude Moore Colonial Farm – another great location for information and seeing life from colonial times reenacted. Liberty! Road to Revolution –...
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Colonial America – Post Office Jobs

August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Post Office Jobs

Post Office My students always enjoyed learning about the post office and how to write letter as they perform jobs for our classroom post office.  The only difference for the colonial post office is I was able to incorporate a little history too! Ben Franklin is credited with starting the first post office in...
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Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

August 23, 2011
Colonial America – Ye Olde Livestock Center

Colonial America -Measuring Lifestock 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...
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