Cinco de Mayo!

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! And although many of us in the United States think the holiday celebrates tacos and margaritas, that’s actually not the case. (Although it is a good excuse to have tacos and margaritas!) Cinco de Mayo commemorates the defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City. …

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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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Froggy Fun!

I live in an area that has an abundance of ponds–and thus an abundance of frogs. This time of year the cheeping, croaking, and peeping is deafening.  I love it! It’s not uncommon for me to have one or two of the cute little buggers attached to my living room window like funky decorative clings….

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