Is that an insect or a spider? For children learning about the differences between insects and spiders, hands-on activities can be engaging and helpful. This post has a free PDF with play dough mats, sorting photo cards, and coloring pages which can be used in science centers or on trays.
This post has an invertebrates and vertebrates card sort free PDF. It is intended for Pre-K and primary grades and could be used in a science center. It would accompany a lesson about the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates after children have learned some of the information. It is fairly
Counting and tens frames are basic math activities in kindergarten and grade one. In the spring, it is engaging for children to have the bright colors and seasonal pictures associated with the season for math centers or quiet activities. This post has printable pages for bunny and Easter theme math
This post is about a penny cleaning science experiment using kitchen staples. Did you know things like ketchup, salt, vinegar, and lemon juice will clean and brighten pennies? If you pennies are all bright and shiny, you can keep them in water overnight to allow them to darken for this experiment. Warning, children might like
This page is for Premium eMembers and has Google Slides information and tutorials. They do not include class set up or school set up, but actually how to use the programs in Google Drive. You might also like our free Google Slides page for the classroom at this link. The first video is from YouTube. No
This post has math activities with recycled calendars for Pre-K through grade 2. It includes counting puzzles 1 through 100, and for 1-35. The DIY ideas can be created using recycled calendars. There are also printable pages to just print, cut, and use in a math center. We recently found several old calendars and I
This post has a comparison of two kinds of clay for children’s handprints. We recently made handprints with a kit that came with prepared clay not requiring mixing, as well as Crayola Model Magic white air dry modeling clay. They each worked and basically dried to a different hardness and shade of white. This is a
Pint sized perfectionists carry a painful burden and can cause parental anguish. As a teacher of gifted education with a masters degree in gifted education, I have seen the perfectionist syndrome manifested in children many times. It can be a burden to child and perhaps parent. The National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) states: “All perfectionism
This post has a link to our free fruit and vegetable sorting cards for free eMember newsletter subscribers. It is also in the premium eMember area, on the science page.
Capillary action of plants is revealed by food coloring experiment by placing flowers and celery in water with food coloring. We had some success and a failure. Plants use capillary action to bring water up the roots and stems to the rest of the plant. Be sure to scroll down for free student observation PDF to
This post is about how to grow garlic to spice bread at home. Have you notice garlic scapes on any menus? Garlic scapes are the leaves that grow from a garlic bulb. Have you ever tried this? Do you happen to have some garlic in the pantry? It will grow and impress your children as
This post is an I Know How to Bonjour book review and free PDF of French/English 3-part cards. I Know How to Bonjour is by Susanne Aspley, and is illustrated by Lucas Richards. It was translated by Laurence Gallarato. This book looks at learning French from the perspective of a child who speaks English attending a French