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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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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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The Iditarod!

December 30, 2011
The Iditarod!

Watch the Iditarod here! Every year the Iditarod takes place in Alaska where dog sleds and men race 1,150 miles against each other and the elements. It’s a brutal race that takes place over the course of several days – covering territory that is wild and extremely cold! Your child might want to follow...
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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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