Monday, January 24, 2011

Sweetheart Math

A sweet (and sour) math activity.  I've included a blank key and worksheet, so you can change it to meet the needs of your students. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Science in a Box

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Science in a Box- These are simple, science experiments that students can complete independently, with all the materials contained in a box.  I try to keep the instructions very simple and include pictures of each step.

This experiment is about "Spreading Colors" or simple tie-dye.    My five year was able to complete the project with very little help (she did need help securing the rubber-band).  All you need to do, is print off the instruction cards, cut them apart, laminate, and attach them together with a binder ring.  Next, gather all the materials and place them in a box with the instruction booklet.   You can place the box in your science center or send it home each week, for children to do with their families. 

This activity is fun for many different age groups.  My 6th grader and some of her friends did this experiment and they loved it.  They used the finished squares to make decorative cards.  A friend of mine, used this experiment with her Preschool class, to actually tie-dye t-shirts.   I've included a two-sided data sheet, however, this is optional. 

Just have fun with it!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Color Words

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Fun activity, for learning and practicing color words. 
This is also fun, for assessments.

Cute blog

I just found a really cute blog! She has some great ideas! Check it out

 She is also giving away one of her Valentine Units.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Valentine Writing Center

Simple Valentine Writing Center Activity
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Download, Print and Cut apart- it couldn't be easier.  Place these blank postcards in your writing center, along with a class list, and writing/drawing materials. The students write a message and draw a picture on the other side of the postcard.  You can even make a mailbox for students to drop their postcards in and chose one student to deliver them.    Have Fun!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Football -Activities

Here is an sneak peek at 2 of the activities that are included with my new Football - Literacy and Math Activities, available on Teachers Pay Teachers. 

Wacky Wednesday

It all began with that shoe on the wall.

I think tomorrow is going to be a Wacky Wednesday.   Dr Seuss' Wacky Wednesday, is one of my favorite books to read.  The illustrations are so colorful and full of mischief and wackiness.  I like to surprise my kids in the morning with a shoe on the wall.  Throughout, the day I change things and wait for them to notice it.  You can make lots of changes or just a few, either way it's lots of fun.

Have fun-- and have a Wacky Wednesday, tomorrow. 

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fun in the Snow - Unit

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Teachers Pay Teachers


Well, I finally uploaded my first product.  It's a partner game called Touchdown.  The game comes with blank cards that can be used to practice math facts, sight words and/or spelling words.  You can even write  review questions for older students.  Once they are laminated just use a sharpie marker to write in your sight words or other information.  Once you are ready for a new skill just erase the sharpie marks with rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover or with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.  To view my products just click on the Teachers pay Teachers image above.

Dotted 2011 Calendars

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2011 Blank Calendars

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Penguin File

penguin file