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Interactive Whiteboard Resources: Science, Key Stage 1 - Topmarks Education Our BodiesFlash An excellent lesson on naming the parts of the human body. Ourselves Science ClipsFlash For 5 - 6 year olds, this site looks at differences between living and non-living things, the names of the main body parts of humans and animals and how animals move in different ways. Healthy EatingFlash A series of superb interactive screens which introduce children to healthy eating. Make a Balanced PlateFlash Sort the foods on the plate to see which food groups they belong to. Unmuddle the MealsFlash A drag and drop activity where meals are divided into their ingredients. A Healthy LunchboxFlash Select items for a healthy lunchbox by dragging and dropping the various foods. Farm to Fork ChallengeFlash A game where children see if they know the stages that food goes through from the farm to their plate. Listen and MatchFlash A matching sounds game. Sound and Hearing Science ClipsFlash The Hand Washing ChallengeFlash

Free materials Free Samples: Now is your chance to try TouchMath products at absolutely no charge to you! We are committed to ensuring that you choose the most appropriate TouchMath materials for your students before you invest a single penny in our products. Select from the list below to view and download as many free samples as you'd like for use with your students. Pre-K Samples TouchMath offers a Pre-K Program built on the Common Core State Standards, as well as a supplemental Pre-K Program for remediation. Learn more about our Pre-K CCSS Program. Pre-K RtI Kit covers: Identifying/counting/classifying 0–9Relational conceptsGraphing and PatterningShapesGreater than/less thanAdding with sums 0–9 (objects and TouchPoints) Download Pre-K RtI sample activity sheets. Learn more about the Pre-K RtI Program. Kindergarten Samples First Grade Samples Second Grade Samples Upper Grades Samples Money Samples Below are samples from our Money Kit. Please click the links below to download our samples. Assessments

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes | recipegirl.com Updated 9/22/11 to Add: If you’re coming here to sample these delicious Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, you just might like the latest recipe that I’ve posted for Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. And Gingerbread- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes too. Enjoy! Here’s a short video sharing how to make these delicious pancakes: If you’ve ever thought you needed a reason to eat pancakes, today is the day: National Pancake Day! Eat a short stack for breakfast, enjoy them for lunch, or make a dinner out a manhole-sized pancake… guilt free… because you’re merely celebrating their existence. How do you like your pancakes? But recently I started dreaming about mixing cinnamon rolls and pancakes together… and this is what I came up with- my new favorite pancake: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. I have a wonderfully fluffy pancake batter that I like to use (recipe below) so I swirled a bit of cinnamon roll filling into the pancake. It’s like eating a cinnamon roll, and no one needs more than one cinnamon roll for breakfast.

Interactive Whiteboard Activities During Reading | Teaching Literacy in the Early Years Posted by Miss Kelly Jordan on Sunday, June 19th 2011 I first got an interactive whiteboard in my classroom in 2008. I was teaching Prep at the time and it was a steep learning curve to discover how I could best use it to engage my students and improve learning outcomes. Fast forward three years and I am teaching Grade Two in an open classroom with Kathleen Morris. I love the enormous range of interactive websites and tools available for my students, and while I could manage to teach without an IWB, I wouldn’t want to! It is difficult to think of any lessons where Kathleen and I don’t utilise the IWB and our planning documents include many links to websites each week. We use the IWB during our twenty minute blogging session every day, and it is often used for our CAFE reading strategy too. Below are just a few of the games our students have used this year. Wall of Words – This game focuses on sequencing sentences correctly and adding correct punctuation.

PostSecret Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies & Betchacanteatjustone's Blog This just may be my new favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie. It’s made with butter AND cream cheese. It’s dense, chewy, chocolatey and very delicious. I had half a package of cream cheese that needed to be used up and I really wanted chocolate chip cookies so I figured surely there must be a recipe… a quick google blog search led me to baking blonde and a really delicious recipe that’s definitely being added to my regular cookie repertoire! Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from BakingBlonde 4 oz cream cheese, softened (recipe called for 5-6 but I only had 4)3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tsp vanilla extract1/2 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt2 cups plus 3 tbsp all purpose flour1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment Cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugars until light and fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients and then add them to the butter mixture. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting I couldn't believe my eyes this week when I saw the ad for Pumpkin Spice Lattes in my local Starbucks. Pumpkin Spice already? But there's still a little more summer to be had, isn't there? Of course, it was impossible to stay upset for too long; after all, this is lovely pumpkin -- one of my favorite flavors of all time -- that we're talking about! So, I ransacked my pumpkin-flavored recipes to find this one for Pumpkin Cupcakes. Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting from AllRecipes Ingredients For cupcakes 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup butter, softened1 cup white sugar1/3 cup brown sugar2 eggs3/4 cup milk1 cup pumpkin puree For frosting Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Image via shimelle/Flickr

101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Since its inception eighteen months ago, our sister site Makes Me Think (MMT) has truly evolved into a remarkable online community. As stated on the MMT About page, sometimes the most random everyday encounters force us to stop and rethink the truths and perceptions we have ingrained in our minds. I believe the 101 stories listed below perfectly fulfill that description. What do you think?

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