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5 St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts

Thankfully, story starters or writing prompts are a great way to get the creativity flowing and the pencils moving. With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, I thought you might like to see the writing prompts we’re using this year. The great thing about them is that they are customizable to each child’s level, so all …

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Valentine’s Day Heart Addition Coloring Sheet Printable

One of the kids’ favorite ways to practice math facts is by using coloring sheets where they have to solve the problem and then color in the image. The boys prefer the more abstract images with more complex math facts, but the kindergartener is all over everything girly and loves to practice her addition and …

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On This Day in History: California Gold Rush

The discovery of the small gold nugget was made at Sutter’s Mill in Northern California. This discovery was one of the main events that led to the California Gold Rush in 1849. The news of the gold led to an influx of more than 300,000 people from across the country. These gold-seekers were called “The ’49-ers”, …

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Free App of the Week – BrainPOP

With topics ranging from science to history to math to current events, there has never been a day when we haven’t learned something from watching the daily video. While BrainPOP’s full site requires a subscription*, the app and the Featured Movie of the Day are both free. With fun, interactive learning as the purpose behind …

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Borax Crystal Snowflake Experiment

With all of the snow and cold weather we have had this winter, it may seem redundant to have a lesson on “ice” crystals, but that is what we did today. Little Miss Kindergartener has been reading Mice on Ice by Rebecca Emberley and There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! by Lucille Colandro this week, so …

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Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments for Kids

Today’s candy cane craft is great for improving fine motor skills and ties in with patterning lessons in the classroom. Enjoy! Beaded Candy Canes BEADED CANDY CANE ORNAMENTS Ages: 4+ (with adult supervision) Time: 10 minutes Materials Needed: White pipe cleaner Red and white beads Glue Scissors Directions: Hold the pipe cleaner about 2/3rds of the way …

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Cardboard Tube Butterfly Craft

Break out your never ending supply of toilet paper tubes, some construction paper, and glue and your kids are ready to go. Display the completed butterflies on the fireplace mantle or run a string through them and hang them from the curtain rods or chandelier. Kid decorating at its best! Cardboard Tube Butterflies Ages: 4+ (with …

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