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Literature Based Crafts. Shake your Seashells! One of my favorite things to do in the summer is play on the beach.

Shake your Seashells!

Unfortunately, our sandbox is just about as close as we have been to the beach this summer. It’s so sad. So, I invited Bee back to sing us a little summer beach song to help us get a little taste. But wait first you are going to need a seashell shaker! It’s really SIMPLE to make! Voila! Okay, I know what you are thinking- Are you crazy- glass!? It just wasn’t nearly as fun to make… or photograph. Okay take it away Bee! For more of Bianca’s music visit her at: www.biancamerkley.com or my blog: www.weedstowishes.com xo Cristi: Mommy by day, family counselor, photographer, blogger, and fashionista by night. Like This Post? Most Famous Photographs of All Time. The Scale of the Universe 2. Free Exclusive HowDoesShe Printables. 1000 Quick Writing Ideas and writing forms - sample 3. TIRED OF HEARING: “I can’t think of anything to write”?

1000 Quick Writing Ideas and writing forms - sample 3

“I have used the 1000 Writing Ideas straight away, and they have been a great hit with the substitute teacher and students alike. What a find!” — Helen,(UK) Share this page with a friend. Motivate your students to begin writing by giving them 1000 writing ideas and prompts! VIEW SAMPLES in PDF format, click HERE VIEW CART - checkout “I’m very impressed with the 1000 Quick Writing Ideas book. “Thank you for being so quick to answer, and for your fantastic book! “I had no problem with the downloading and printing of the three books I purchased (Teacher’s Binder, Just Multiply It!

“I ordered and printed The Teacher’s Binder yesterday- it looks like it will be very helpful. “I have used the 1000 Quick Writing Ideas straight away, and they have been a great hit with supply and students alike. “I ordered and printed The Teacher’s Binder yesterday- it looks like it will be very helpful. “Thanks for an excellent product. Super Teacher Tools. Recommended Reading: 65 Craft Blogs We Love.

It's April, which means it's officially stashbusting month!

Recommended Reading: 65 Craft Blogs We Love

It's time to dust off all of the supplies hiding at the back of your closets and create using what you already have on hand. Think of it like spring cleaning, only much more fun! If you're planning to plow through your excess stash this month, you'll be needing plenty of ideas and inspiration. Heather and Rhonda put their heads together and came up with this list of must-visit blogs to help steer your way through your stashbusting odyssey. Give your bookmarking finger a few good stretches, then read on. Every Post is Amazing One of the things we value most highly is innovation (coming up with new ideas). [Recycled Keyboard Letter Necklaces by Mich L in L.A.] 1.

[Mini Crepe Paper Roses by Filth Wizardry] 2. [Spoon Egg Holder by Just Something I Made] 3. [Recycled Treasure Chest Gift Box by Creative Jewish Mom] 4. [Hair Barrette Necklace by Aunt Peaches] 5. [Wine Cork Ink Pens by Paper, Plate, and Plane] 6. Dollar Store Crafty 7. 8. 9. A Perfect Pet for Peyton. Instructional materials for small group intervention. The World’s Greatest Artists Unit Study. Hi everyone!

The World’s Greatest Artists Unit Study

I’ve been working on a fun unit study for next year! It’s called The World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 1 and I’m excited to share it here with you today! Come along on our quest to learn about some of the world’s greatest artists! So grab some art supplies and get ready to explore, create, and learn! In this series of artist studies, we will be learning about 8 of the world’s greatest artists. Each study includes: Lesson plans for each weekLap Book printablesArtist Notebooking pageArt PuzzlesArtist Flashcards Much of our time studying will be through open discussion and hands on experimentation. Resources needed for this study include: What Artists are included in Vol 1? Click here to get The World’s Greatest Artists Vol. 1 Unit Studies now! Memorial Weekend Thrifty Treasures. It was raining here in Birmingham for most of the day on Saturday, but that didn’t stop Debbie and I from venturing out and checking out a few sales.

Memorial Weekend Thrifty Treasures

Since it was a holiday, there weren’t any big neighborhood sales, but we managed to find enough and brought home a few treasures. This beautiful and large pottery pitcher was $2 and still has the original sticker on the bottom, from Banana Republic (had no idea they carried housewares, did you?) , Made in Italy and the original price was $24. This cute little retro Westclox clock was 10 cents! Adorable. I love this metal holder with the tiny glass insert, just big enough for a leaf frond or flower, it was $1. This old copper hanging pot was $5 and the girl said she got it at an antiques store years ago. This lovely fabric will come into play on the deck too when I get it all together.

For the first time ever, Random .org chose the very last comment for The Vintage Pearl giveaway winner and she is Mary Jo, who said this: Congrats, Mary Jo! Kids Activities Blog — Fun Learning Activities for Preschoolers and Kids. ABC Mouse! I was at a conference today standing and waiting, waiting and standing for the next session when I heard that ABC Mouse is free to public schools.

ABC Mouse!

I think I almost fell over when someone said the word free. I think I needed something free after paying an arm and a leg for any possible kind of dice a teacher could use. WHEW! I need a little free in my life right now. I am just about to go in and set up my account! Missing Little S! Dr Seuss Parent Letter! Germs Again! I wanted to share this information from a reader, Ms.

Germs Again!

Jodie "I did a fun germ lesson with my class yesterday. Everyone got either a pink or a yellow paint dot on their hand and two kids got a blue dot. I let them shake their friends hands and after a 2 minutes I had them stop and make a hand print on the paper. They then went to wash their hands. Glitter Germs. I have had a lot of requests about the activity we did with the glitter germs.

Glitter Germs

I was planning on doing this activity before I learned that I was having a Science visitor in my class and I decided to go ahead and include the person visiting in the activity. We have just begun introducing and talking about an I Am A Scientist Unit. We had only been in school for 7 days when we started this activity.

We had been discussing safe practices during our Science time and part of that discussion is proper hand washing. I pretended to cough as the children gathered in the group area and I excused myself to get some hand sanitizer that contained the glitter. Littlemisskindergarten Shop - Signup. Whats in the Cage Baby Animals and Adjectives. Peter Weatherall: Homepage. Tales of a Fifth Grade Teacher. A Few of Our Dr. Seuss Activities. Animaniacs's lesson on geography.

Featured Picture Books. Since Design Mom launched, favorite picture books (and a few tween books too) have been a regular feature.

Featured Picture Books

But not just books, we love authors and illustrators too — find their interviews here! As part the 5th Anniversary Celebrations of Design Mom, I published a list of my Top 50 Picture Books. And I’ve shared my Top 20 Christmas Books as well. Below, you can find a list (with links) to every picture book I’ve ever featured. This is a great place to start if you’re looking to build your library, or searching for a treasured gift.

VegetabibblesGood News Bad NewsA Ball for DaisyBackseat A B SeeChloe Instead Color Play Coloring BookBabar’s Celesteville GamesAnimal 123Pantone ColorsExtra Yarn Best Loved Fairy TalesThe MellopsEverything GoesSymphony CityOver and Under the Snow Wizard of Oz – Scanimation KimonosHarvey the Child MimeA Zeal of ZebrasWe Need A Horse Charles Perrault’s Fairy TalesSeasonsPossum MagicPirates Don’t Take BathsA Sick Day for Amos McGee Robot Zot! The World of M. A to Z Teacher Stuff Printable Pages and Worksheets. Printables and Worksheets. Printable Activities, Games, Puzzles, Worksheets & Coloring Sheets - FamilyEducation.com.

DLTK's Printable Crafts for Kids. Kid Printables - free printable fun for kids. Printable Flash Cards. Writing Prompts. Teachers Printables. Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids - Print ready Documents in PDF format, August 2008. Thanks to the creativity and generosity of the Teachers.Net community, we offer the following printables for educators to use with their students. Just click and print! You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open and print these files. You can download it FREEat Adobe Acrobat Reader - Download Latest contributions to Teachers.Net Printables Interview Questions for Grandparents Day created by Beth Newingham Grandparents Day is the first Sunday following Labor Day.

Grandparent_Interview.pdf "Hello Friends" Song Book created by LeePark "I made a book for the Hello song by Dr. Hello Friends By Dr. Hello_book.pdf Attendance and Lunch Count System Mount the printed sheets to a surface to which magnets are attracted. Attend_lunch.pdf Dolch Word Story This story contains the 220 Dolch Basic Sight Words. dolch_story.pdf Click here for All Teachers.Net Printables TERMS OF USE: Printables offered here are for use by individual teachers. » More Gazette articles... Sue Gruber: Get Set for the Best Year Yet! There’s no doubt about it—the beginning of a new school year is exciting but can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted!

Do the laid back days of summer seem like a distant memory? Are you already in overload mode? Take a moment to sit back, relax and regain that summertime glow. Here are my favorite tips to stay upbeat, positive, and energized all year long! Relax your standards a bit. Choose your level of involvement! Make a "To Do List" at the end of each day and leave it on your desk. Start each school day by glancing at your "To Do List. " Make a set of Parent Communication Folders. Allow time everyday for some peace and quiet. Reclaim your weekends! Keep parents educated and informed.

Classroom News ~ Week of __________ Grade 1 ~ Ms. Monday: ____________________ Tuesday: ____________________ Wednesday: ____________________ Thursday: ____________________ Next week/Announcements: ____________________ There are thirty-six weeks in the school year. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids - Print ready Documents in PDF format, August 2008. Thanks to the creativity and generosity of the Teachers.Net community, we offer the following printables for educators to use with their students. Just click and print! You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open and print these files. You can download it FREEat Adobe Acrobat Reader - Download Latest contributions to Teachers.Net Printables Interview Questions for Grandparents Day created by Beth Newingham Grandparents Day is the first Sunday following Labor Day.

Grandparent_Interview.pdf "Hello Friends" Song Book created by LeePark "I made a book for the Hello song by Dr. Hello Friends By Dr. Hello_book.pdf Attendance and Lunch Count System Mount the printed sheets to a surface to which magnets are attracted. Attend_lunch.pdf Dolch Word Story This story contains the 220 Dolch Basic Sight Words. dolch_story.pdf Click here for All Teachers.Net Printables TERMS OF USE: Printables offered here are for use by individual teachers. » More Gazette articles...

Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids - Print ready Documents in PDF format, July 2008. Thanks to the creativity and generosity of the Teachers.Net community, we offer the following printables for educators to use with their students. Just click and print! You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open and print these files. You can download it FREEat Adobe Acrobat Reader - Download Latest contributions to Teachers.Net Printables The Early Reading Strategies Poster aids beginning readers in remembering what to do while reading. early_reading.pdf The 70 Phonograms Chart was created to be used to help teachers keep track of what phonograms they have taught, what they need to teach, and what the children have mastered. 70PhonoChart.pdf The Alphabet Book with Pictures may look out of order when you scroll through the file, however it turns out in order after printing.

After the file is open, select print from the Acrobat File menu. A blank table is included that can be easily customized. basic_facts_tables.pdf Click here for All Teachers.Net Printables » More Gazette articles... Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids - Print ready Documents in PDF format, July 2008. Thanks to the creativity and generosity of the Teachers.Net community, we offer the following printables for educators to use with their students. Just click and print! You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open and print these files. You can download it FREEat Adobe Acrobat Reader - Download Latest contributions to Teachers.Net Printables The Early Reading Strategies Poster aids beginning readers in remembering what to do while reading. early_reading.pdf The 70 Phonograms Chart was created to be used to help teachers keep track of what phonograms they have taught, what they need to teach, and what the children have mastered. 70PhonoChart.pdf The Alphabet Book with Pictures may look out of order when you scroll through the file, however it turns out in order after printing.

After the file is open, select print from the Acrobat File menu. A blank table is included that can be easily customized. basic_facts_tables.pdf Click here for All Teachers.Net Printables » More Gazette articles... Craft Favorite: Father's Day Project. From the Teachers.Net Archives, a Father's Day project and poem sure to captivate any Dad. I just did my "Donuts with Dads" breakfast yesterday since we will not be in school for Father's Day. My kids made the following and gave the gift as part of the breakfast. I use the following poem to create a gift for Dads that they will keep for years to come. It is a poem and footprint on a 8.5x11 piece of cardstock On the left of the page, I have an enlarged footprint graphic that is almost as large as the paper.

On top of the graphic, I have each child make a footprint using tempera paint. On the right, I have the title "Father's Day 2008. " Footprints "Walk a little slower, Daddy," said a Child so small. The author of the poem is unknown and I do not even recall the source, but I have done these for the last three years and the reaction every year is great! » More Gazette articles... Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids - Print ready Documents in PDF format, July 2008. Kindergarten Teachers Chatboard. Printable Worksheets & Teaching Aids - Print ready Documents in PDF format, August 2008.

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The Sneeze: How Germs are Spread.