Gingerbread books and coding, Oh my!

Gingerbread books and coding,  Oh my!

  Gingerbread Baby written and illustrated by Jan Brett A young boy and his mother bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads a crowd on a wild chase similar to the one in the familiar tale of the not-so-clever gingerbread man. With a partner, cut out the map pieces found HERE. […]

Cup Song

Cup Song

The Cup Song burst onto the scenes after being featured in a popular Youtube video and in the 2012 movie, Pitch Perfect. Originally an old-timey country ballad, Miss Me, is now a trendy song used to create “Cup Song” videos. With our 2nd grade students moving on to 3rd grade and our retirees moving on to explore other interests… I thought it […]


Not a numbers person? Perfect! This game doesn’t really involve numbers. In fact, the boxes could just as easily be filled with letters of the alphabet, shapes or even pictures! Numbers are only used because they are well-recognized symbols. Puzzles are a great activity for kids. They exercise the brain, help develop logical reasoning, and […]

How to Play Checkers…with a twist

How to Play Checkers...with a twist

Each player begins the game with 12 pieces, or checkers, placed in the three rows closest to him or her. The object of the game is to capture all of your opponent’s checkers or position your pieces so that your opponent has no available moves. Basic movement is to move a checker one space diagonally […]

A Logic Puzzle is a Problem

A Logic Puzzle is a Problem

The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin by Julia Finley Mosca This story is a biography, B GRA, about how Temple Grandin shows her perseverance and how she thinks differently, how her thoughts are in pictures. It is that same ability to think in pictures that led her to solve a real-life problem. […]

Arthur’s Tooth by Marc Brown

Arthur's Tooth by Marc Brown

Arthur’s Tooth by Marc Brown Arthur’s whole class has started losing their teeth-but not Arthur. His loose tooth wiggles but won’t come out. Everyone seems to think they have the best solution. But none of their ideas work! What is a toothbrush? The toothbrush is an oral hygiene instrument used to clean the teeth, gums, and tongue. […]

March Challenge: Dinner Party

Judy Chicago created a three-dimensional artwork titled, The Dinner Party. This art represents thirty-nine place settings of famous historical women. From Sojourner Truth to Susan B. Anthony, each woman has a unique place-setting that includes a hand-painted china plate, ceramic flatware and chalice, and a napkin with an embroidered gold edge. In honor of Women’s […]

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