Gummy Bear Challenge

Gummy Bears may be small but they can represent some big words. Your job is to select a social studies vocabulary term and use this candy to create a model of the word. Some terms you might consider: urban, longitude, citizenship, immigration, colonization, etc. Make a diorama of a social studies vocabulary word. (Please do […]

Where is the Treasure?

Where is the Treasure?

A map is a drawing of all or part of Earth’s surface. Maps may show visible features, such as rivers and lakes, forests, buildings, and roads. They may also show things that cannot be seen, such as boundaries and temperatures. Most maps are drawn on a flat surface. A map displayed on a round surface is called a globe. Look at the […]

Stories from Space

Stories from Space

Kindergarten teacher, Carole Widmayer shared Story Time from Space with me this weekend. Story Time from Space, is a project from the nonprofit Global Space Education Foundation that features astronauts reading beloved children’s books from the International Space Station. Story Time from Space began with a pilot test from astronaut Benjamin Alvin Drew Jr., also […]

First Grade Poetry Grid

Poetry is magic…it allows you to break all the rules about punctuation, capitalizaion and spacing you have been taught. Poetry is a ‘rule breaker’ in which creative license is given to writers. Catherine, “The Brown Bag Teacher” came up with “My Poetry Promise” in which students commit to responsibly using poetry’s special privileges. I, ___________, […]

Earth Kids Club: Session 3, Week 16, 3/20

Earth Kids Club: Session 3, Week 16, 3/20

There is only one planet Earth! Unlike a wet footprint, your carbon footprint does not dry and disappear. Every time you use a fossil fuel, which is a natural fuel or energy source, like coal or gas, you create a gas called carbon dioxide. Most scientists believe that carbon dioxide and other gases like it […]

Citation Work for Vacation Nation

Citations for Beginners from Imagine Easy Solutions on Vimeo. First, log onto one of the MANY websites listed below that support the research you are doing for the “Vacation Nation Project”: Connecticut National Geographic Kids: Connecticut  ConneCT Kids Coonecticut Still Revolutionary  Maine Maine: Discover Your Maine Thing  Baxster State Park Massachusetts National Geographic Kids: Massachusettes […]

Works Cited: St. Patick’s Day

Happy Cultivated is an educational channel that helps kids grow a love of reading great books by providing high qualiy books online. The book title, St Patrick’s Day, written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell tells of a lively day in Mrs. Madoff’s classroom on St. Patrick’s Day! Now it’s time to create […]

Earth Kids Club: Session 3, Week 16, 3/13

We are collecting and reusing plastic shopping bags to create up-cycled projects. Plastic bags pose a great risk to the environment because of the extremely long time it takes for them to disintegrate.  The projects we are exploring are a creative ways to use up the plastic bags you have lying around. Please donate your plastic bags […]

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