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3 Christmas Sight Words Games. SIGHT WORD bean bag toss. Perfect stocking stuffer! It is SO easy to make and SO much better than the stuff you buy at the store. This recipe makes the softest, sqUISHiest, longest lasting play dough…EVER! You can make your kids’ favorite colors and package them in these perfect little containers to throw in your kids’ stockings. Where did I get these perfect little containers? Let me show you… My little tank has been going through a TON of this stuff!

Reusing…I am feeling so GREEN! After I put the playdough in the container, I thought it looked a little plain. I LOVE ishare! Before you go thinking that this playdough can’t possibly be that good, make some. Enough said. But even snow gets old after a while, so after some hot cocoa and coconut toast…it was time for the PLAYDOUGH! Okay, Okay enough story telling. 1 cup flour 1 cup water 1/4 cup salt 2 tsp. cream of tartar 1 Tbls. vegetable oil food coloring (I used 4 drops) Just dump all the ingredients into your pot and give them a good stir.

Who will you make happy with homemade playdough? Fraction / FREE Printable Worksheets – Worksheetfun. Word frames.pdf. WOW: Work on Words Center: Updated!! Hello! I can't believe a whole week has gone by since I posted our St. Patrick's Day projects. We have spring conferences next week...busy week ahead. I also work part time at Hobby Lobby (LOVE that discount!) I have some puzzles, magnetic letters and sight word dice in the center. I just take a clip art image and add a sight word to each space. Here is my version of what I am calling "Stack a word" as found here. I also have my version of Word Doctor in the center. It is stored in a school box type of container so it's small and portable, but everything fits inside. I cannot remember the blog post for this idea for the life of me...I've been searching a little while to try to find it, but I know there are a lot of great word work ideas there...sorry!

I saw these word frames on pinterest and thought they were great! I made 3 of them! Stick with me...only 2 more things to share...I have about 20 small containers that contain sight words, made out of foam letters. Reading Management Binder. You will find our new, updated binder with editable files here: Reading Management Binder Be completely prepared as you head to your PLC meeting to discuss strategies and interventions for your struggling readers. This Reading Management Binder will provide you with an organized way to keep track of all of your reading materials – plans, conference notes, progress monitoring and data – so that you’re ready for these important discussions about your students’ reading growth.

Also, pull out this binder at conference time to make sure you’re prepared for parents’ questions about their student’s growth! **For ease in finding your resources we have divided this post into categories we feel are important for planning and showing student growth. However, we recommend that your reading management binder contain a planning section, a tab for each student in your class, and then a section to place all of your whole class reports and documents. Conference Notes Progress Monitoring Student Data. Winter Fraction Printable. This winter fraction freebie is the perfect way to add a little fun to your math routine this month. It's perfect for homework, morning work, enrichment packs, or even winter break work packets. Just click HERE to download your copy from GoogleDocs. Enjoy! Paper Mache Recipes.

This page contains recipes for several kinds of home-made paper mache paste, and home-made gesso recipes for finishing your sculptures. I have been messing around with paper mache for over 50 years and up until a few months ago I always came back to the easiest paper mache recipes, using plain old white flour and water paste with torn strips of newspaper. Now, however, I have abandoned the traditional layered paper process and use my new paper mache clay recipe and/or the even newer silky-smooth air-dry clay recipe for most my sculptures.

However, for younger artists or for those who really don’t want to make the trip to the hardware store, these following recipes work just fine, and most of the tutorials on this site would work using these traditional paper mache recipes. Paper Mache Paste Recipes: Paper Mache Recipe #1 White flour and water make a remarkably strong paste. Boiled Flour and Water Paste: Raw Flour and Water Paste: How thick should you make your paste? Glue-Based paste: Montessori Mathematics: The Complete Bead Material - Part 1. When those who are not much familiar with the Montessori Method hear it referred to they often have interesting preconceived idea of what it entails. Some thoughts that I've heard are as follows: --"Oh, the schools where they have no tests and they play with educational toys all day!

"--"You mean those really expensive private schools? "--"Montessori schools are where the smart kids go. "--"Don't they mix up grades there? "--"Children from those schools don't adjust well to 'regular' schooling! "--"The teachers just leave the children to learn on their own. " If you are really knowledgeable about Montessori, then you can see how most of these statements have a grain of truth enhanced by a dose of ignorance. --"No, they don't have traditional type tests in Montessori schools, at least not in the early years, but the children are constantly being evaluated on what they have learned. I got lucky on eBay and was able to buy the Decimal Golden Bead Material at an excellent price. The Best Search Links on the Net. Montessori materials to enhance the Classical Conversations Curriculum. Cultivating Dharma.

Montessori Materials | Language. Bead Materials and Montessori at Home. Note: This is a popular post on the site and I've edited it slightly from it's original form for clarity. We are nowhere near ready for bead materials yet, but I am posting about them today anyway. I want to make sure that all of you know about a quiet Montessori blog you may not have visited yet.

While it is relatively easy to find examples of people making their own spindle boxes and sandpaper letters, it is much more rare to see someone tackle cylinder blocks or bead materials. The author of Montessori at Home takes on DIY Montessori tasks that are not for the faint of heart. I am constantly referring people from other blogs and on Yahoo groups to her series of posts about buying and making your own bead materials. I have finally decided it would be easier to link back to a post here than to repeatedly look up all the links I need and past them into unforgiving message boards and comments boxes. This post was triggered by a post I read today on the blog Walk Beside Me. Montessori - Maths. Montessori Fractions!! Introducing fractions to our tiny ones can be as simple as this... during lunch or snack time. There are many fraction materials that can be easily made check out these felt fraction circles. I have seen play food sets pizza's, pie's, cake sets... a huge variety of handmade items used for fraction lessons.

Most of what I purchased was from Kidadvance and can be found here. We simply started these materials with the Fraction Skittles, and the puzzle below. I made the cards above for matching the skittles - they are construction paper shapes laminated to cards in the corresponding colors. These started purely as sensorial. Both of my children love this puzzle. This little box set is one we put together. These will be used a little later for working problems, but are certainly wonderful to use in any capacity you choose. We have not used this yet but I can't wait till we get into has great reviews!! He is matching and cross referencing materials and labeling them.