Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten Free eBook

During these crazy times being a parent has become more complicated and stressful. As a parent, and educator, I know any help to navigate your child’s education and social emotional learning / development is key. Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten is a great resource for children as young as four and children in the kindergartenContinue reading “Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten Free eBook”

Math Duel Card Game

The Math Duel Card Game is a fun way to practice adding and subtracting with your child. This game requires a deck of cards and two people to play. Deal out the entire deck of cards. Note to modify for younger learners, remove the face cards from the deck. Players put their cards in aContinue reading “Math Duel Card Game”

Bubble Fun

Playing with bubbles is a fun for all ages activity you can play outside most of the year. We have outside time every day to get our bodies moving, get fresh air and some sun. To make things easy I buy bubble solution at the dollar store or the grocery store. We’ve also made ourContinue reading “Bubble Fun”

Moon Day Activity

Moon Day is Monday, July 20th. We are celebrating the 51st anniversary of the first moon landing. I know I try to spy the moon every night. Here in Oregon it can be difficult due to how cloudy it gets. Below I’ve shared some information about the moon landing and fun facts about the moon.Continue reading “Moon Day Activity”

Vacation Boredom Busters

In Plain Sight Game This is a fun hidden object game, with a twist. Instead of hiding an object buried under cushions or in cabinets, the objective of this game is to hide something out in the open, where it is visible to all. Choose any small, unspectacular object for this game, such as a coin,Continue reading “Vacation Boredom Busters”

Honey vs Vinegar The Power of Positivity

  We’ve all heard the saying, “you attract more bees with honey than vinegar.” A positive comment is your attractive honey, and negative comments are your vinegar.  A positive comment or request can go a long way with a child. We have a tendency, as humans, to focus on the negative or to correct aContinue reading “Honey vs Vinegar The Power of Positivity”

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Today isn’t just Earth Day it’s the 50th anniversary of the day. Which is pretty awesome. Earth Day started as a local initiative and it has turned in to a world wide event. This year we can’t do the huge community clean up projects or tree plantings but we can do thingsContinue reading “Happy Earth Day!”

Being Green

Happy Monday! This upcoming Wednesday is Earth Day. And Earth Day is celebrating its 50th anniversary! In celebration I am offering my short story Being Green for Free. The story also includes Earth Day activities. Click HERE or on the picture to be taken to your free copy of Being Green. Hope you enjoy theContinue reading “Being Green”

Chemistry 101 – Acid or Base

I’ve pulled another STEM activity out of my lesson plan files for you this week. This activity gives kids hands on experience in identifying acids and bases. This is my full lesson plan for this class so please excuse the treachery wording. I unfortunately don’t have access to any of the photos that go withContinue reading “Chemistry 101 – Acid or Base”

Cross Linking STEM Activity Slime

This is another one of my students favorite Chemistry classes, making slime. Cross Linking, The Science Behind  Slime  What’s the science behind the slime? The borate ions in the starch (borax powder or boric acid) mixes with the PVA (polyvinyl-acetate) glue and forms this cool stretchy substance.  This is called cross linking. The glue isContinue reading “Cross Linking STEM Activity Slime”