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Mar
21
2012

Bunny Baskets

bunny

Every spring when we talk about recycling and reusing my class makes these Bunny Baskets. All you need is a an empty clean gallon size water/milk jug cut by an adult into a basket  shape.  Create a bunny face with pom poms and plastic eyes. Cover the remaining space with white glue and add white cotton …Related Posts:No Related Posts Found

Feb
11
2012

The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners

Guest Post by Jasmine Hall The best way to get your parents to buy you expensive gadgets has always been to really sell the educational value. “But Mom, if you buy me a Nintendo, think about how much my spelling will improve playing Wheel of Fortune.” Of course, these days it’s all about the iPad. For every Angry Birds there’s …Related Posts:The 10 Most Common Teacher Complaints Against iBooksPuppets: A Fresh Approach to Storytelling Social [...]

Feb
2
2012

Hand Print Heart

valentine heart

I love his simple project. It’s perfect for Grandparent’s, Mother’s/Father’s Day and of course Valentine’s Day too! Trace a heart on construction paper. Paint your child’s hands and make two hand prints. Let them use white glue to attach tissue paper around the  heart shape.Related Posts:Tips for the First Day of SchoolSocial Media as a Teaching ToolApps that Help Kids with GSPThe 10 Most Common Teacher Complaints Against iBooksThree Tips for Successful Teacher-Parent Conferences

Dec
6
2011

Puzzle Piece Frame

frame

Don’t throw away those old puzzles! A puzzle piece frame is an easy and very inexpensive last minute gift. Use a piece of poster board for a backing for the picture and white glue to attach a couple of layers of puzzle pieces. Related Posts:10 Outdoor Activities To Do With KidsThree Fun and Educational Things to do with Your Kids this Summer Hand Print Potholder: An Easy Parent GiftSponge Insects: Crafts for Kids

Dec
1
2011

Hand Print Potholder: An Easy Parent Gift

PotHolder

I love to make this easy potholder for parents at Christmas or Mother’s Day. I usually attach  this poem. All you need is fabric paint, a tiny hand and a plain potholder. It takes me about a half an hour to do 24 hands! Poem Sometimes you get discouraged Because I am so small And always leave my fingerprints On …Related Posts:10 Outdoor Activities To Do With KidsThree Fun and Educational Things to do with [...]

Nov
6
2011

How to Engage Students

How to Engage Students 1.  Practice your stand-up routine. It doesn’t matter if they are six or sixteen, everyone loves to laugh.  Try to interject some humor into your lessons. 2.  Use a variety of technology.  You are teaching to children that have been spoon fed mass media from an early age.  Accept this, keep up with …Related Posts:Talking to Teachers About Disabilities and IllnessThe 10 School Supplies No Child Should Be WithoutTips for the [...]

Oct
14
2011

10 Wacky Science Project Ideas

Guest Post by Andrea Erins 1. Mentos & Coke Geyser – This experiment has spectacular results, but you might want to perform it outside to avoid making a mess. Open a new 2-liter bottle of soda, then drop a whole roll of Mentos mints in at once—the best way to do this is to put all …Related Posts:Ideas for Teachers/Parents

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