Sticker Sentences – Parts of Speech

Most kids love to draw. Most kids, however, do not love grammar and parts of speech. But what if the child could draw while he’s working on grammar or parts of speech? This lesson, simply called Sticker Sentences, is oh-so-very popular because it does just that. Sticker Sentences can be used for children who are …

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The Kingdom of Twig… or just some really cool building blocks

We love blocks at our house. We have so many different versions, including ones that have the Periodic Table of Elements on the sides. I always keep blocks in my classroom to help kids decompress after a lot of academic work. It truly seems to work. Even after about fifteen minutes of playing with Equilibrio, …

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The Finger Labyrinth – Make a Rubbing

In this new labyrinth post, you’ll learn how to make artwork from your tabletop finger labyrinth by doing a rubbing with crayon or soft pastel chalk. I love this sort of lesson since it seems that art and mindfulness go hand in hand. When I’ve observed people of all ages do this particular project, I …

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Chemistry: Energy Shell Peace Flags – II

This is the ultimate follow-up to the previous Chemistry/Art/Peace lesson called Chemistry: Energy Shell Peace Flags. Before you can attempt the rest of this lesson, you’ll need to see how this is done… click here. Recently, some middle school students got in on the process of making these and chose which elemental groups they wanted …

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Chemistry: Energy Shell Peace Flags

A few years ago I was teaching a middle school science class at an SEL school. Because of the school’s alternative nature, I was allowed to use whatever creative methods I wanted to help the kids to understand math and science. In comes┬áthe Periodic Table of Elements. It’s pretty fascinating stuff, but not so much …

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Flower Suncatchers

Creating flower suncatchers is a fun way to get kids’ hands on the different parts of a plant, especially the flowers. It’s also a great way to celebrate the spring equinox or summer solstice. After learning about the anatomy of a flower in Parts of a Flower I, II, and III the vocabulary is tossed …

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Hand Made Modern Wood Spinner

This was a last second aw, sure, why not?? throw-in-the-basket from Target. Punkee was so excited about this Hand Made Modern Wood Spinner, and it was fun to kick off the summer with a day at the beach and then an art project. I’m pretty picky about art kits, but this one turned out pretty …

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