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Holiday Math Activity for Young Kids
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November 23, 2018September 2, 2020

Holiday Math Activity for Young Kids

I am always looking for ways to make math fun and hands-on.  This is such a simple craft and holiday math activity for young kids. It would work well as a small centre in a classroom or even as a gift. We started by painting some small wooden cubes green.  My kids added one yellow...

Balloon Number Talk
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November 21, 2018September 2, 2020

Balloon Number Talk

At the beginning of each math period, I try to start with a quick math/number talk.  It is a great way to quickly get kids thinking about numbers and math concepts.  I love the discussion that they create and the thinking and learning that occurs.  For our number talk today, I mixed in our activity...

Science Experiments for kids – Friction
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November 20, 2018September 2, 2020

Science Experiments for kids – Friction

Today, I taught 3-6 year olds about friction!    I love taking fundamental science topics and teaching them to young kids in a way that they can understand and learn from.  To me, kindergarten is all about kids being introduced to as many things and ideas as possible.  I find that science experiments for kids,...

Elf on the Shelf Ideas- 24 Days of Fun
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November 18, 2018September 2, 2020

Elf on the Shelf Ideas- 24 Days of Fun

Our elf is such a special part of our Christmas traditions.  My kids wake up excited every day of the month and run to find our elf in the house.  The excitement every morning has made me enjoy some creative planning.  However, life is busy and there are other nights that there is just not...

Elf on the Shelf – Magic Elf Spray
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November 18, 2018September 2, 2020

Elf on the Shelf – Magic Elf Spray

When our elf on the shelf first made an appearance, my youngest child was just over a year.  Although there was a lot of excitement, there was also some tears when the elf was inevitably touched by our toddler.   Young children understand that the elf is exciting and special, but are often too young to...