2 days ago
Bubble gum, bubble gum, in a dish,
How many pieces do you wish?
As a child, I remember that chant. But one thing I never thought about was how bubble gum was invented. Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Meghan McCarthy explains just how this came to be such a popular item for children and adults.
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3 days ago
Our distance learning officially starts tomorrow. Are my kids ready? Maybe 🤷🏼♀️. I don’t really know what to expect, but we will certainly try our best and allow a little grace through the process.
Over the past few weeks, I have been doing a few academic things with my kids each morning to keep their skills in check, but nothing crazy. One thing I have been consistently working with my son on is reading (sight words, nonsense words, CVC words, etc). I pulled out my roll & cover games to keep the practice fun and engaging. Because there are six different game boards for each skill, it keeps things fresh and new.
I also have these game boards created for long vowels, bossy r, l blends, and r blends. There’s even a bundle that I’m hoping to add to in the near future! These games can be found in my TpT store. Click the link in my bio or send me a DM for more info. Don’t forget that these packs will be on sale 3/6 and 3/7.
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Is it time yet? Is it time yet?
Now that spring is here, many families are about to watch some baby caterpillars transform into butterflies. While you wait, you might want to share The Very Impatient Caterpillar by Ross Burach with your kids.
This humorous story, told through speech bubbles, explores as one impatient caterpillar learns all about metamorphosis. Kids will giggle as they watch him build a chrysalis and struggle to entertain himself inside for two whole weeks. Will he become a butterfly like all of the others?
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My kids got to experiment with some new materials this week for art and they definitely had fun! 🎨 We made stained glass art, rolled marbles in paint, tried shaving cream art, and worked with some chalk pastels. You can swipe through to see their creations.
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2 weeks ago
Eli had a knack for telling all sorts of lies until the day the Lie-O-Meter was delivered to his house. Suddenly, Eli can’t lie about leaving the blocks out on the floor, not brushing his teeth at bedtime, or eating one of the cupcakes for his sister’s class. Each time he tries, the Lie-O-Meter is quick to point out the truth.
But one day, Eli decides to play ball in the house even though he knows he isn’t supposed to. A lamp gets knocked over and Eli quickly blames the dog. The Lie-O-Meter doesn’t catch the whopper, and the dog is sent outside for the night. At first, Eli feels relief at getting away with it, but then he feels guilty. And when Eli finally tells the truth, something really wonderful happens!
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