Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks: Creamy Coleslaw

Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks: Creamy Coleslaw:      My husband loves coleslaw but I don't eat it so I never end up buying it.  When I buy a big container it often goes to waste since he's...

Free Webinar Replay – g06137od

Free Webinar Replay – g06137od

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Mobile Native: 50 Shades of Mobile

The Mobile Native: 50 Shades of Mobile: Smart phones (MLDs) 1.    SMCS Mobile Learning Technology 2.    The Mobile Learning Portal 3.    Learning in Hand 4.    Cybrary...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Stroller Adventures: Adventures in Paper Crafting with Astrobrights!

Stroller Adventures: Adventures in Paper Crafting with Astrobrights!: This past weekend Adventure Boy and Girl had lots of fun making some holiday themed cards for our friends. We used Astrobrights card stock ...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Golden Gleam: Christmas Outdoor Nativity Dramatic Play

The Golden Gleam: Christmas Outdoor Nativity Dramatic Play: I am thrilled to be part of a joint effort of Focus on the Nativity with other bloggers sharing activities to teach our children the...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Road to a Lupus Cure: Aiden Gallagher: Teenager Takes on the Cruel Myste...

Road to a Lupus Cure: Aiden Gallagher: Teenager Takes on the Cruel Myste...: Aiden Gallagher was 11 when she was diagnosed with lupus, after a spider bite triggered symptoms of joint pain, fatigue, and a rash that c...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Learn with Play at home: Decorating Cupcakes (With added Literacy skills!)

Learn with Play at home: Decorating Cupcakes (With added Literacy skills!): For Grandpa's birthday we decided to bake him some cupcakes. When they were done, I thought we'd include just a little more learning into t...

Learn with Play at home: Cutting Practice & Learning Shapes

Learn with Play at home: Cutting Practice & Learning Shapes: Here's a fun activity that we did to help Maddie (3.5y) practice her cutting skills as well as talking and learning about shapes at ...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Activity Mom: Toilet Paper Tube Alphabet Crafts - W is for Water...

The Activity Mom: Toilet Paper Tube Alphabet Crafts - W is for Water...: W is for Watermelon *Draw the outline of the watermelon for your child to color or paint. We also decided to color a picnic blanket b...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Activity Mom: Toilet Paper Tube Alphabet Craft - U is for Umbrel...

The Activity Mom: Toilet Paper Tube Alphabet Craft - U is for Umbrel...: U is for Umbrella *Decorate a cupcake liner and glue it to the top of your toilet paper tube.  *Write Uu on the front.  ...

The Mobile Native: Changing Education Paradigms

The Mobile Native: Changing Education Paradigms: This is a must watch video from the amazing Sir Ken Robinson!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Activity Mom: Styrofoam Sculptures

The Activity Mom: Styrofoam Sculptures: I had a package delivered the other day that had packing peanuts inside and I knew I had to put them to good use. I put a bunch in a bo...

The Imagination Tree: Twinkl Educational Resources!

The Imagination Tree: Twinkl Educational Resources!: I am very thrilled to announce a brand new partnership  between The Imagination Tree and the fabulous educational resources site, Twink l R...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Helping Kids Find Books

Helping Kids Find Books

NEA - Setting a Parent Trap

NEA - Setting a Parent Trap

Computer Science Teacher: Vampire Numbers and other Interesting Things

Computer Science Teacher: Vampire Numbers and other Interesting Things: In a Facebook post recently, Gerald Thurman, a computing/math instructor at Scottsdale Community College located in Scottsdale, Arizona intr...

The Imagination Tree: Lunar Landscape Sensory Small World Play

The Imagination Tree: Lunar Landscape Sensory Small World Play: Create a sensory, small world play scene to replicate the moon's surface and provide hours of space imaginative play for your little ones! ...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hearing Sparks: The Notebook That Taught a Deaf Teenager to Commun...

Hearing Sparks: The Notebook That Taught a Deaf Teenager to Commun...: A page from the notebook. Alexander Popham, born in the 17th century, is considered one of the earliest deaf people who learned to speak...

Monday, November 5, 2012

CookingTackle: Fried Banana ( Pisang Goreng )

CookingTackle: Fried Banana ( Pisang Goreng ): Fried Banana, Pisang goreng is very popular snack throughout Indonesia , they are like a King among various deep-fried Indonesian snacks....

CookingTackle: Coconut Pancakes Rolls (Dadar Gulung)

CookingTackle: Coconut Pancakes Rolls (Dadar Gulung): Coconut pancake rolls/Dadar gulung is Traditional Indonesian snack that genuinely well-liked to most people in Indonesia , especially in Ja...

little illuminations: Election Day in Pre-K

little illuminations: Election Day in Pre-K: Tomorrow is ELECTION DAY here in the U.S.! Politicians will be campaigning, citizens will be voting. The children will have the day off, ...

Mamas Like Me: Our Tree of Thanks: 21 Days of Contagious Gratitud...

Mamas Like Me: Our Tree of Thanks: 21 Days of Contagious Gratitud...: This month, we're joining up with Inspired by Family Magazine's 21 Days of Contagious Gratitude .  As a family, we'll be taking time each d...

Thanksgiving/Gratitude Advent Calendar

Thanksgiving/Gratitude Advent Calendar

Kitchen Riffs: Easy No-Knead Homemade Bread

Kitchen Riffs: Easy No-Knead Homemade Bread: Shape this Versatile Dough into a Sandwich Loaf or a Boule Do you shy away from making homemade bread?  Afraid it will take too much ti...

RainbowsWithinReach: Color Wheels + Color Theory for Children

RainbowsWithinReach: Color Wheels + Color Theory for Children: COLOR!!!  Oh, how I love color!!!   Seeing the full spectrum makes my heart sing!  YUP! I have rainbow admiration! Kinderg...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog: Using iPads During Math Stations

Mrs. Wideen's Classroom Blog: Using iPads During Math Stations: I am continually trying to think of ways to use the iPads in a producing or student creation way, rather than a "lets play a game" kind of w...

9 Great Online Libraries for Educators

9 Great Online Libraries for Educators

The Mobile Native: 50 Shades of Mobile

The Mobile Native: 50 Shades of Mobile: Smart phones (MLDs) 1.    SMCS Mobile Learning Technology 2.    The Mobile Learning Portal 3.    Learning in Hand 4.    Cybrary...

The Gaian Dragon: Classic Country : John Denver 2

The Gaian Dragon: Classic Country : John Denver 2: Classic Country : John Denver 2 The Garden Song John Denver - Rhymes and Reasons (1979) [Ultra Rare!!] John Denver - Follow M...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What is Choline?

What is Choline?

Learn with Play at home: Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Activity

Learn with Play at home: Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Activity: When we first saw this super fun activity from our friends at Teach Preschool, straight away I knew that if I ever did a Very Hun...

RainbowsWithinReach: Trees 'Growing' in the Classroom: Tree RoundUP

RainbowsWithinReach: Trees 'Growing' in the Classroom: Tree RoundUP: TREE ROUNDUP!!! All sorts of trees created in the classroom. I started this post because of these next two photos of  three dim...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Activity Mom: Leaf Number Cards (printable)

The Activity Mom: Leaf Number Cards (printable): Yesterday we shared a Leaf Color Matching printable that was inspired by the colors on the trees this time of year! Today we'd like to sh...

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: 75 Fun Ways to Practice and Learn Spelling Words

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: 75 Fun Ways to Practice and Learn Spelling Words: My first grader has a spelling list of 10 words each week that she has to learn. As a teacher, I was always on the giving end of these ...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mama Pea Pod: {Our Chore System - Learning About Responsibility ...

Mama Pea Pod: {Our Chore System - Learning About Responsibility ...: We have recently implemented a system for chores at our house. When Princess Pea was about 3 1/2 we started giving her little jobs tha...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Fall Themed Sensory Table in Preschool

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Fall Themed Sensory Table in Preschool: My goal for this year is to present my preschoolers with a fun sensory table each month. In September we explored Water Beads   and I wanted...

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: You don't need another gadget to be a great teache...

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: You don't need another gadget to be a great teache...: As I'm heading to S DE's PowerUP with Technology conference in Chicago , I'm pondering the two kinds of teachers. There are two kinds of tea...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Innovative Educator: Make your flipped classroom interactive

The Innovative Educator: Make your flipped classroom interactive: Another reason I'm not flipping over the flipped classroom model is that passively watching videos isn't great pedagogy. Now there's a pr...

Learn with Play @ home: Dinosaur Activities on Tuesday Tots

Learn with Play @ home: Dinosaur Activities on Tuesday Tots: Welcome to this weeks TUESDAY TOTS  Tuesday Tots is a place where bloggers from all around the world are invited to share their ...

Toddler Approved!: Beginning Sounds Pumpkin Patch Match

Toddler Approved!: Beginning Sounds Pumpkin Patch Match: I have been working with my 4 year old on recognizing beginning sounds in words and reading simple cvc (consonant-vowel-consonant) wo...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kids Creative Chaos: Fall Farm Fun with The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wi...

Kids Creative Chaos: Fall Farm Fun with The Big Red Barn by Margaret Wi...: Here is a simple craft for Preschool Curriculum: Make your own Big Red Barn and Silo. We made this project in our Messy Class. What be...

The Pinay Homeschooler: Beginning and Ending Sounds

The Pinay Homeschooler: Beginning and Ending Sounds: Before starting our Montessori Green Series, I gave my son some Pink and Blue Language worksheets for assessment. Well, I was disappoint...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Kindergarten's 3 R's: Respect, Resources and Rants: Simple Sight Word Spider

Kindergarten's 3 R's: Respect, Resources and Rants: Simple Sight Word Spider: You'll need a 9 X 12 piece of black construction paper, and eight black rectangles measuring 2 1/2 X 6 for the legs. I used a handwriting ...

RainbowsWithinReach: Kindness, Bucket Filling: Emotional Intelligence

RainbowsWithinReach: Kindness, Bucket Filling: Emotional Intelligence: KINDNESS. FILLING BUCKETS:  EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.   It's time for a RoundUP of oodles of ways to reinforce the positive.  ...

Moving Smart: ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT

Moving Smart: ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT: New Zealand won its first gold of The Olympics today in Double Sculls. Congratulations Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan for showing the worl...

Mama Jenn: Ten Commandments {Printables & Copywork}

Mama Jenn: Ten Commandments {Printables & Copywork}: We have been working through My Father’s World Creation to the Greeks . As part of the curriculum, we have been learning/reviewing the Ten C...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

little illuminations: Fabulous Fall Bulletin Boards

little illuminations: Fabulous Fall Bulletin Boards: I've had several requests lately to post pictures and ideas of fall bulletin boards. Here are a sample of some of my fall boards (past and p...

10 Resources for World Food Day

10 Resources for World Food Day

Kids Crafts: Halloween Crafts – Eye Balls

Kids Crafts: Halloween Crafts – Eye Balls

User Pays: Off the Bodies of Women...

User Pays: Off the Bodies of Women...: I never knew I'd develop a taste for a single malt scotch. It's a drink that, like the process used to create it, "distills" flavours, time,...

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Activity Mom: Color Trays

The Activity Mom: Color Trays: When I first introduced LM to color activities, he was about 18 months old. The idea of a color tray was to immerse him in the particular co...

Honey Bee Books: 7 children's book blogs I love to read!

Honey Bee Books: 7 children's book blogs I love to read!: This week I thought I would share some of my favourite children's book blogs. These fabulous bloggers are the ones responsible for my rid...

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Kids Craft: Coffee Filter Spray Art Bats

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Kids Craft: Coffee Filter Spray Art Bats: This past week I was teaching my preschoolers a little about spiders and bats. Of course I think up way more ideas than we have time to ...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Golden Gleam: Fun Kid Activities with Pumpkins

The Golden Gleam: Fun Kid Activities with Pumpkins: How great to have Sugarsnips guest posting on The Golden Gleam.  As a former scientist, her blog reflects that in the discovery activitie...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Moms Like Me: Jelly Bean Math & Color Sorting

Moms Like Me: Jelly Bean Math & Color Sorting: We've been doing lots of math lately with our leftover Easter jelly beans. The kids have been having fun sorting them, counting them, and c...

Moms Like Me: Apple Math - Patterns and Sorting

Moms Like Me: Apple Math - Patterns and Sorting: My original idea for apple patterns was to have the kids color their own apples, but I was a little worried with how those would turn out, a...

Moms Like Me: Apple Language Development

Moms Like Me: Apple Language Development: Today, I had all my preschool kids home so I decided to dive into something a little more advanced (though my 3 year old did great with it!)...

Moms Like Me: Apple Stamping

Moms Like Me: Apple Stamping: It's getting to be my favorite time of year - FALL!  I love everything about it - the cooler weather, the changing leaves, pumpkins, cider, ...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Totally Tots: Once Upon a Book ~ Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!

Totally Tots: Once Upon a Book ~ Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner Summary : Complete with an "actual size" chart and "bug-o-meter" listing fun facts about each insect...

Totally Tots: Monster Sensory Bin ~ What's in the Tub?

Totally Tots: Monster Sensory Bin ~ What's in the Tub?: Here are a few Monster bin ideas for you and your tot to explore : What's included: Silly Monster Sti...

Learning for Life: Pay It Forward & Back

Learning for Life: Pay It Forward & Back: There has been a great activity doing the rounds among EC bloggers called 'Pay-It-Forward', the idea was that if you received a parcel from ...

Monday, October 1, 2012

SpeEdChange: Art and Invention Across the Curriculum

SpeEdChange: Art and Invention Across the Curriculum: Lights in the Night by Mark Carpenter and Dan Johnson It is ArtPrize time in Grand Rapids, Michigan and this past weekend was the Wor...

The Imagination Tree: Pre-reading and pre-writing Ideas from It's Playti...

The Imagination Tree: Pre-reading and pre-writing Ideas from It's Playti...: Today I've chosen to feature 5 fantastic ideas for encouraging early literacy skills, from pre-reading and writing activities to creative st...

The Imagination Tree: Super-Hero Writing Prompt!

The Imagination Tree: Super-Hero Writing Prompt!: Spark some exciting story writing using a superhero photo prompt to make a book together! We have been having lots of fun this past mon...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mama Knows It All: Cooking and Food Myths

Mama Knows It All: Cooking and Food Myths: It wasn't long ago that I was posting about how I really didn't like cooking. I love cookbooks, reading about food, but the actual, physica...

The Mobile Native: 50 Shades of Mobile

The Mobile Native: 50 Shades of Mobile: Smart phones (MLDs) 1.    SMCS Mobile Learning Technology 2.    The Mobile Learning Portal 3.    Learning in Hand 4.    Cybrary...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Captivating Teacher Manifesto

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: The Captivating Teacher Manifesto: I want to be captivating. I want to entrance students with my subject. I want students fascinated to walk into my classroom. I am the t...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Learn with Play @ home: Sticker Resist Fingerprint Art/Cards

Learn with Play @ home: Sticker Resist Fingerprint Art/Cards: This activity provides a fun and sensory way for children to get creative whilst personalising something for themselves or as a gi...

Learn with Play @ home: Decorating Cupcakes (With added Literacy skills!)

Learn with Play @ home: Decorating Cupcakes (With added Literacy skills!): For Grandpa's birthday we decided to bake him some cupcakes. When they were done, I thought we'd include just a little more learning into t...

Learn with Play @ home: The A-Z of Learning Letters. 90+ ways to teach you...

Learn with Play @ home: The A-Z of Learning Letters. 90+ ways to teach you...: Letters are everywhere! It's no wonder that often long before children start school they will start talking about, noticing and questionin...

Learn with Play @ home: Alphabet Order Game

Learn with Play @ home: Alphabet Order Game: This is a super easy and quick game to set up that includes singing and will challenge your child's memory  and help them with their lett...

Learn with Play @ home: Multi-Tool Painting

Learn with Play @ home: Multi-Tool Painting: Another way we like to paint is with different painting tools on the same picture. It can create a lovely effect while also engaging your ch...

Learn with Play @ home: Cardboard Tube Marble Run

Learn with Play @ home: Cardboard Tube Marble Run: Today we made our own, simple Marble Run from cardboard tubes.  It was great that such a simple and fun activity could include so ...

Mess For Less: Small Hands Creating Hope

Mess For Less: Small Hands Creating Hope

Mess For Less: The 10 Most Influential Kid Bloggers Out There

Mess For Less: The 10 Most Influential Kid Bloggers Out There

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Creative and Curious Kids!: Have a POTATO Day!

Creative and Curious Kids!: Have a POTATO Day!: Why? You ask.  Why not.  Because there is a lot of learning you can do with potatoes.  Here are some activities that I had fun sharing with ...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Fall Crafts: Coffee Filter Apple Art for Kids

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Fall Crafts: Coffee Filter Apple Art for Kids: I was prepping this little apple art activity for my preschoolers this weekend when the Lil Divas decided they wanted to make it too. We ha...

Kids Creative Chaos: Storytime ~ Teach Kids to Weave a Web of Wonder wi...

Kids Creative Chaos: Storytime ~ Teach Kids to Weave a Web of Wonder wi...: Storytime Woes?   Have you ever tried it with a room full of little people under the age of two?  What a fun experience, it takes a roo...

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Planning to teach from A to Z

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Planning to teach from A to Z: As you plan to create a place of teaching and learning, think through these aspects of your classroom. I've shared some important points of ...

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas t...

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Teach This! Teaching with lesson plans and ideas t...: The Unspoken Truth About Influential Liars | UNSPOKEN ~ Social Media Jure Klepic calls it like he se...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Creative and Curious Kids!: Collage Activity: The Color Red

Creative and Curious Kids!: Collage Activity: The Color Red:  LM- age 33 months  We're exploring red this week, so I did a simple collage activity with the kids. You could add more to this if y...

Dopamine and Learning: What The Brain’s Reward Center Can Teach Educators

Dopamine and Learning: What The Brain’s Reward Center Can Teach Educators: How important is dopamine to learning?  Read more to learn about how dopamine is produced and how learning is retained in the brain.

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Exploring Shapes and Colors with Color Farm and Co...

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Exploring Shapes and Colors with Color Farm and Co...: This month's  Virtual Book Club for Kids  author is Lois Ehlert. We have read many of her books over the years so my plan was to...

http://rainbowswithinreach.blogspot.com/2012/09/starting-day-routines-at-school.html

http://rainbowswithinreach.blogspot.com/2012/09/starting-day-routines-at-school.html

RainbowsWithinReach: Starting the Day Routines at School

RainbowsWithinReach: Starting the Day Routines at School: Are your routines beginning to take root?  Are your expectations spelled out?  Are there clues and cues for your visual learners?  ...

Mess For Less: 14 Ways to Teach Children to Enjoy Simple Pleasures

Mess For Less: 14 Ways to Teach Children to Enjoy Simple Pleasures

Migraines Linked To Behavioral Problems In Kids

Migraines Linked To Behavioral Problems In Kids

Learning Ideas - Grades K-8: Addition Matching Game with Doubles

Learning Ideas - Grades K-8: Addition Matching Game with Doubles: I have a fun Math Activity for the kids to use to help them develop fluency with their Addition Facts . This Spooky Spider themed math ac...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Living At The Whitehead's Zoo: The Garden Classroom by Cathy James Review

Living At The Whitehead's Zoo: The Garden Classroom by Cathy James Review: The Garden Classroom: 52 Kids Gardening Activities By: Cathy James With school just beginning I feel like it is a great time to tell...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Playfully Learning: Easy Science Center

Playfully Learning: Easy Science Center: I had been looking at great photos of science centers in classrooms and wanted to start off the year with some interesting things in ...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Mobile Native: Recent Mobile Learning Findings

The Mobile Native: Recent Mobile Learning Findings: iPads : 1.   iPad Apps Separated by Subject Area 2.   103 Interesting Ways to Use iPads in the Classroom 3.   iPad/iPod Resources...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Living At The Whitehead's Zoo: Wordless Wednesday "Man in Red" with Linky

Living At The Whitehead's Zoo: Wordless Wednesday "Man in Red" with Linky: Thanks for dropping in for Wordless Wednesday.  My daughter spied this guy while out and about in Orlando, Florida and had to take his photo...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Structured Play: Apple Sensory Box

Structured Play: Apple Sensory Box: This month's Sensory Box is filled with red! We have apples, flowers, feathers, puff balls and more! I used rice as the filler and put a ...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Activity Mom: Counting with Foam Stickers

The Activity Mom: Counting with Foam Stickers: This counting activity was another way to put those foam shapes to use. As he put the numbers in order, I quickly drew dots on a piece of p...

The Activity Mom: 12 Ways to Learn with Stickers

The Activity Mom: 12 Ways to Learn with Stickers: Paper Towel Tube Letter Matching Making Patterns Quick Sticker Puzzles Sticker Scenes Make a Matchi...

The Activity Mom: Responsibility Charts

The Activity Mom: Responsibility Charts: Materials: Cardstock, Stickers When B was about 15 months old, I needed some sort of incentive to get him to brush his teeth, get his clot...

The Activity Mom: Pocket Chart Activities

The Activity Mom: Pocket Chart Activities: When my big girls were schooling at home, I used pocket charts to display their spelling/sight words. They were inexpensive and colorf...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

15 Designer Pumpkin Ideas

15 Designer Pumpkin Ideas

Labor Day Muffin Tin Monday

Labor Day Muffin Tin Monday

Me and my shadow: Halloween Mason Jar Crafts

Me and my shadow: Halloween Mason Jar Crafts: Here's some easy, quick and thrifty ideas for turning empty jam jars / mason jars into spooky Halloween lanterns.  They all use house...

Learning for Life: Developing High Quality Role Play

Learning for Life: Developing High Quality Role Play:   I was very lucky to go & hear the wonderful early years advocate, Margaret Edgington speak last week on developing high quality role pla...

Brick by Brick: Hammer Painting

Brick by Brick: Hammer Painting: This week with my kindergartners at church, we tried something a little new - hammer painting. First, fold the page in half. Spread pai...

Tuesday Tots

Tuesday Tots

Friday, August 31, 2012

Mama Pea Pod: {Easy DIY T-Shirt Scarf: Time for Mama}

Mama Pea Pod: {Easy DIY T-Shirt Scarf: Time for Mama}: For this month's Time for Mama: Creative Playtime for Moms post, I'm so thrilled to be sharing a guest post by the lovely and creative Em...

childcareland blog: Marble Magnets

childcareland blog: Marble Magnets: I made marble magnets earlier in the week and the children really like using them. I made some with different scrapbook papers for a visual...

Visual Anatomy - An App for Anatomy Students

Visual Anatomy - An App for Anatomy Students

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http://www.mnn.com/family/pets/stories/why-do-cats-purr

Learning for Life: Outdoor Play Link-up - getting ready for a new cla...

Learning for Life: Outdoor Play Link-up - getting ready for a new cla...: Outdoor Play Link-up - A playground ready for a whole new class to explore. I have had the last 8 weeks off & was so grateful to all...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Toddler Approved!: 5-A-Day-Books Challenge

Toddler Approved!: 5-A-Day-Books Challenge: We are starting the 5-A-Day-Books Challenge  (a few weeks late). You can read all about the challenge here  at The Imagination Tree ... and ...

Toddler Approved!: Creating Family Books: My Daddy Sleeps at Google

Toddler Approved!: Creating Family Books: My Daddy Sleeps at Google: We read My Teacher Sleeps in School by Leatie Weiss earlier this week and thought it was pretty funny. This was a favorite of mine to read...

Toddler Approved!: Snip and Punch Jack and Jill Pail

Toddler Approved!: Snip and Punch Jack and Jill Pail: Today we're reading the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill... so we needed a pail!  This activity worked on two of my little guy's current favori...

Toddler Approved!: Rewriting Nursery Rhymes

Toddler Approved!: Rewriting Nursery Rhymes: As I mentioned in my last post, we're reading Jack and Jill today. My little guy really wanted to change the hill to a volcano and the wate...

Toddler Approved!: Hey Diddle Diddle Fiddle

Toddler Approved!: Hey Diddle Diddle Fiddle: I know several of you have probably done this before... but if not, I totally recommend making one of these. Some might call it a guitar ;) ...

Toddler Approved!: Tuffet Bouncing

Toddler Approved!: Tuffet Bouncing: We are learning about Little Miss Muffet... so we gathered our tuffets (tuffets are large, hard cushions... but we just used pillows :)). W...

Toddler Approved!: Llama Llama Red Pajama: Quilt Math

Toddler Approved!: Llama Llama Red Pajama: Quilt Math: Have you read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anne Dewdney yet? Did you know that on October 6, 2011 more than 2 million people will read this bo...

Toddler Approved!: Book of the Week: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't A...

Toddler Approved!: Book of the Week: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't A...: One of the main reasons I love working in my son's preschool classroom is because I learn so many things! Last Thursday I was assigned to th...

Toddler Approved!: Exploding Names! Back to School Basics

Toddler Approved!: Exploding Names! Back to School Basics: My son loves his name and he loves to write it in a variety of places and ways. As part of my Back to School Basics series we are review...

Toddler Approved!: Making Crayon Shapes- Back to School Basics

Toddler Approved!: Making Crayon Shapes- Back to School Basics: I'm getting ready for a weekend of camping and floating down the American River with about 40 teenagers, so we haven't been doing nearly ...

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Rebel Sweetheart.: High-Fiber, Low Carb, A!Life!

The Rebel Sweetheart.: High-Fiber, Low Carb, A!Life!: Following my addiction to Mogu Mogu , I decided to take this fitness frenzy to the next level by going on a high-fiber diet this week. And...

The Rebel Sweetheart.: High-Fiber, Low Carb, A!Life!

The Rebel Sweetheart.: High-Fiber, Low Carb, A!Life!: Following my addiction to Mogu Mogu , I decided to take this fitness frenzy to the next level by going on a high-fiber diet this week. And...

Say Buh-Bye to Belly Bloat

Say Buh-Bye to Belly Bloat

The Imagination Tree: Baby Sensory Play: Water

The Imagination Tree: Baby Sensory Play: Water: Next in our Baby Sensory Play series are the wonderful, limitless possibilities of water play!   Every experience for baby is a new one a...

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 08...

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 08...: Middle School (Grades 6-8) Activities, Lesson Plans, Educational Worksheets & Handouts - Share My Lesson ...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Imagination Tree: Pre-reading and pre-writing Ideas from It's Playti...

The Imagination Tree: Pre-reading and pre-writing Ideas from It's Playti...: Today I've chosen to feature 5 fantastic ideas for encouraging early literacy skills, from pre-reading and writing activities to creative st...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

childcareland blog: Pumpkins Everywhere ...

childcareland blog: Pumpkins Everywhere ...: For years I have tried to grow pumpkins for fall and every year it always turns out the same ... two small pumpkins manage to survive the sa...

childcareland blog: School House Number Sequence Lacing Tags

childcareland blog: School House Number Sequence Lacing Tags: The free printable this week at earlychildhoodprintables .com is School House Number Sequence Lacing Tags. Grab them for fr...

childcareland blog: Learning Links Letter Match

childcareland blog: Learning Links Letter Match: I have long been a fan of learning links. There are so many uses for them in an early learning environment. In this activity children atta...

childcareland blog: Craft Stick Color Match

childcareland blog: Craft Stick Color Match: This is a very simple matching activity that works on color recognition, visual discrimination, and eye-hand coordination. I painted toilet...

My Aspergers Child: Parenting Strategies A - Z

My Aspergers Child: Parenting Strategies A - Z: # 1 Rated Residential Treatment Facilities Acne: Treatment ADD/ADHD ADHD: EEG Biofeedback ADHD: Natural Treatment ADHD: Questions & A...

My Aspergers Child: Teaching Self-Care Skills to Children with Asperge...

My Aspergers Child: Teaching Self-Care Skills to Children with Asperge...: When our challenged Aspergers kids are young, it’s natural for parents to want to do things for them. Learning new skills is frustrating, an...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

little illuminations: Back To School Bulletin Boards...Redux!

little illuminations: Back To School Bulletin Boards...Redux!: We are getting ready for a new school year, and teachers have been working themselves silly getting their rooms ready for the new classes. I...

Discovery Erotic: portrait

Discovery Erotic: portrait: Paul Ryzhenkov

Friday, August 17, 2012

Strings, Keys and Melodies: Water & Music

Strings, Keys and Melodies: Water & Music: Water & Music This summer we have played a lot with water while the weather is hot.  Besides cooling us off, water is a natural source...

Dr. Jean & Friends Blog: READING WITH PURPOSE

Dr. Jean & Friends Blog: READING WITH PURPOSE: RL.K.10   Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. Morning Message – Write a message to the children...

Dr. Jean & Friends Blog: I'VE MISSED YOU!

Dr. Jean & Friends Blog: I'VE MISSED YOU!: It’s been a busy summer, but it’s been a GOOD summer!   I LOVE seeing old friends and meeting new friends when I travel!   Teachers are the ...

Dr. Jean & Friends Blog: ADVENTURES OF CHARACTERS

Dr. Jean & Friends Blog: ADVENTURES OF CHARACTERS: RL.K.9.   With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories. Nursery Ill...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Favorite Apple Themed Books For Kids

Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Favorite Apple Themed Books For Kids: Yesterday, I shared some of our favorite Apple Themed Crafts, Food, Learning and Fun . Today, I thought I'd share some of our favorite App...

Monday, August 6, 2012

I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!: The Blogroll

I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!: The Blogroll: I find blogs to be a useful source of inspiration and ideas. If you would like your blog to be mentioned, please contact me . Generally I'm ...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Graham Elsom at ConcordeTravel: El Nido South East Asia is famous for its idyllic...

Graham Elsom at ConcordeTravel: El Nido
South East Asia is famous for its idyllic...
: El Nido South East Asia is famous for its idyllic beach holiday resorts. Coconut palms line pristine beaches and the beautiful blue ocean...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Education Rethink: 15 Ways to Engage Reluctant Learners

Education Rethink: 15 Ways to Engage Reluctant Learners: I hit a point yesterday where I found myself overwhelmed by the standards. I was trying to make sense out of how to organize them into uni...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Brick by Brick: Technology in the Classroom

Brick by Brick: Technology in the Classroom: Today starts the book study blog party . We are reading and discussing the book Teaching in the Digital Age by Brian Puerling. Hop over t...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Oatmeal Kisses: Places I Party

My Oatmeal Kisses: Places I Party: On Monday, I party at:   Tuesdays I'm at: Wednesdays I wrangle at: Thursdays are Thril...

My Oatmeal Kisses: Weather Unit

My Oatmeal Kisses: Weather Unit: Melted Crayon Rainbow Let's Build A Rainbow Taste The Rainbow Salt Crystal Snowflakes  Snowball Fight Without Snow ...

My Oatmeal Kisses: Top Educational Websites for Kids

My Oatmeal Kisses: Top Educational Websites for Kids: Technology is pretty amazing!  There are lots of wonderful ways to help our child practice the skills they are learning in school.  Often t...