Super Shark Activities

Sharks are fascinating…and a little freaky, which is why these toothy fish are such a hit with students. Check out these terrific shark-themed activities that are perfect for summertime! Do you teach little ones? Start out your shark study with a round of the classic song, Baby Shark! Here is a mellow version and here…

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A Tough Subject

“I have lived a thousand lives and I’ve loved a thousand loves. I’ve walked on distant worlds and seen the end of time. Because I read.” – George R. R. Martin   I relate to this quote because reading, for me, is about escaping my own life and becoming someone else. I mainly read fantasy,…

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Cheese, Please!

Today is the most important holiday of the year. It’s National Cheese Day! Personally, I feel that it’s okay to celebrate cheese every day of the year, unless you can’t consume dairy products. But I can certainly put forth extra effort today to eat more cheese than I normally would. I take my cheese seriously….

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Find the Better Flier!

The end of the school year is a good time to bring out activities that are BIG on both fun and learning. That’s why it’s a good time for paper airplanes!  These folded creations have come a long way. I recommend having students create three different options (geometry, spatial skills) and then flying them to…

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World Turtle Day

I am all about helping turtles cross the road. And I’ve accomplished this helpful move several times with small turtles. But this big guy was having none of it. The Youtube videos that show viewers how to safely move snapping turtles across the road without losing a finger apparently only work with snappers who are…

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Strawberry Time!

Do you know what I currently see on my personal Facebook page? A lot of photos of little kids with baskets and red fingers. Why? Because the pick-your-own strawberry farms have all opened up in this area! (In fact, Sunday, May 20th is Pick Strawberries Day.) Unless you’re taking a field trip to a strawberry…

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A Magical Giveaway!

If your Teacher Appreciation Week isn’t magical, it will be now! For today’s giveaway, I have two wonderful and whimsical books and a pack of Sharpie Clear-View Highlighters! (These highlighters are so cool–look at the tips!) Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey is a story about a horse who, with the assistance of a carrot…

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