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STEM Challenge
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May 24, 2020June 25, 2020

STEM Challenge

Kids love to build and create. A bunch of blocks can quickly become a work of art. My children have shown an interest in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Technology) activities and hands-on building and constructing. They love building with their wooden blocks, and this activity kept them creating and thinking all afternoon. All you...

Success Criteria – Grading Levels
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May 13, 2020June 26, 2020

Success Criteria – Grading Levels

This is an activity that I make sure to do every year. I always talk to my students about improving their work, the success criteria, and aiming for their best. I truly believe that all kids want to do well, however, they often don’t know or fully understand what they need to do to improve...

Summer Activities – Mud Play
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June 29, 2019June 30, 2019

Summer Activities – Mud Play

I have so much fun teaching!  With the summer break right around the corner, I wanted students to explore some classic childhood summer activities.  Who doesn’t love making mud pies? I played the song “On Top of Spaghetti”.  It’s a great song, and it got the kids excited for our activity.   After reading we pretended...

Science for Kids
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June 22, 2019June 15, 2020

Science for Kids

This experiment will amaze kids – and even adults! It is so easy and almost magical to watch. I love doing science for kids and watching kids become fascinated and inspired by science experiments. This is one their favourites – and mine! All you need is cabbage and a few materials from your cupboard to...

Summer Science for Kids
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June 15, 2019June 18, 2019

Summer Science for Kids

120 ice cubes ready to go! I did this activity with a large group of 3-6 year olds.  With the hot weather now here, I was looking for an activity we could do outside and enjoy the sunshine.  This summer science for kids was a hit!  Children were actively engaged in the activity for close...