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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This Life is Light

I am a Biggest Loser fan... I will be honest and admit: I am the one who eats a handful of M&M's and watches the show. Anyone else???

That's not the point of my post...

Last night they played a homecoming song for one of the contestants named Abby. I had to hear all of the song... The song is called Shine by Rosi Golan. I love inspirational songs that make me feel happy about life. Of course I now have it on my ipod, thanks ITUNES!!!

This life is light, It’s light burns bright
So we’ll take it day by day and let it be
And everyone will see how good it feels
Oh they’ll see the world for all that it could be
Let the sunlight in, I wanna feel it from within
You spin me around and make me feel like I could Shine, shine.
So what do you say if the sky turned grey?
With a kiss you’d send the rainclouds on they’re way
This life is light, it’s light burns bright
Every moment is a moment you could say

Abby, just amazed me with her courage to live after the worst imaginable thing happened to her. Just thinking about her tragedy could make any mom and/or wife tear up. Her courage just amazes me. This song is perfect for her story. Of course her story can make any mom realize how blessed they are. It reminds us to be thankful for the moment... as you never know when those moments will be gone.

HERE's the week 7 recap, and HERE's Curtis Stone's recipe.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Crazy for Candy Corn...

Halloween is almost here

goblins and ghosts, oh the fear!

Pumpkins, black cats and witches too,

Bobbing for apples and witches brew.

So jump for joy and sound the horn,

relax and have some candy corn! - Author unknown

One of my favorite things about Fall is Candy Corn... I love them. They are pretty, cute, and not to mention yummy. They are so cute that you can find crafts, lessons, recipes, and printables all dealing with Candy Corns. Now, if only they were healthy like carrots. I thought I would share some of my favorite links to candy corn fun!

Favorite READS!!

Check out the book The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff for some interesting reading as well as exercises in logic. In the book, a student can't stop thinking about his class contest. Whoever can guess the exact number of yellow-and-orange candies in the jar gets to keep them all. The only catch is that each guess requires the student to read a page of a library book.

Use the picture book Julius's Candy Corn in a candy math lesson plan to teach Kindergarten students how to count to ten and solve subtraction problems. Read more:

Candy Corn Ideas!

Check out the math fun ideas at Curious and Creative Kids.

Candy Corn Fun Recipes
These little ricecrispie candy corns are so cute and well explained here at Lick the Bowl Good!

Have a Ball with these Candy Corn Balls!

Skip to My Lou featured some more candy corn yum here!
Printables for Learning

Look at the fun Candy Corn Printables found at http://www.mrsnelsonsclass.com/

Candy Corn Art Project: Click below to download the candy corn art project.
Candy Corn Art Project (yellow) - (.pdf format)
Candy Corn Art Project (orange) - (.pdf format)
Candy Corn Art Project (white) - (.pdf format)

Candy Corn Center Activities: These center activities were shared by Trudy from ToddlerVillage. The activities include number matching puzzles, letter matching puzzles, and a color word game. Click below to download and print the center activities.
Candy Corn Center Activities - (.pdf format)

Letter "C" Candy Corn Coloring Page

Candy Corn Crafts

Skip to My Lou shares an how to make a candy corn favor craft.
Now, go grab a handful of candy corn...

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How to Blog and Why Blog???

Tip Junkie wants to know why you blog and so do I, go post why you blog on Tip Junkie! and here too. Here is my story reposted and added to...

Seems like whenever someone finds out that I started blogging the typical question is, "why?"

I know why I started blogging... I own a website called Teaching Heart and it has been around about 10 plus years and is well liked and read by k-3 teachers around the world. Through Teaching Heart I noticed that a few teachers were blogging and I checked it out and thought about setting up a blog for teachers. I kept telling myself, "Self, why do that when I already have a website for teachers?" So, I thought it would be neat to make a more personal blog. I share resources with my moms group already and I like helping moms in my area and I like talking the mommy talk... IDEA: I should share online in a special place!! I learn by doing. Why not learn about the blogging world by setting up a blog myself??? So here I am!! I am here to learn about blogging, get the word out about Teaching Heart in the blogging world, win some cool blog prizes from all those wonderful blogs out there, and to vent and share my mommy stuff!

Let's get serious and honest... I am a business women and I see the benefit of getting Teaching Heart the website out to the blogging world. A world filled with a new community of moms and teachers who may like the activities I create, who may want to purchase a CDROM some day... I wonder someday if most website will all include a blog. I am hoping to get a head start on this... As with Teaching Heart I have always wanted to share my skills too and not make it all for profit. Hopefully, I have shared some things on this blog that you have used. I am grateful to God for my gifts and I do think blogging is a way I can share some of those gifts.

I am still a little leery about this blogging world. I want to share about my family, but not so much that one day my son or daughter's future boyfriend will Google their name and see what their mommy had to say about them. So I am trying to mention them, but I am careful what I say. I read many blogs where women talk candidly about their husbands and how wonderful or even how awful they are. I know I want to stay away from the awful and reserve that for my closest friends (not that my husband is ever awful - maybe stubborn, but not awful). I even read a blog the other day where a mom was talking about her neighbors negatively. What if that neighbor finds the blog? I don't like conflict: and as a result, I will try to keep positive about the people in my life when I blog... still it would be tempting to tell you a few inlaw stories -- only kidding!

It's so easy to be a snoop out in the Internet world... just Google a name and you can find out details about people. If you Google my name for instance the first few links will show you:
Teaching Heart
My Amazon Reviews

Luckily, I haven't been in too much trouble so you won't see anything bad! Hee-hee! Google your name and see what you find. Anyhow, point is some people (my husband) feel I have always shared too much online. So I am trying to be somewhat private in my posts.

Cool thing about blogging is that so far it has been free for me. Set-up was free and I am amazed at the amount I can upload onto a blogging server without having to pay. Still, I wonder if paying will come into the picture. When I first started my website years ago; it was free and then ended up costing me $700+ a month until I figured out that I needed to switch hosting services and now cost me a much more reasonable amount. So does blogging get expensive??? I will have to find that out!

I give a high five to those moms that blog very candidly about their life. I don't look down upon them. Actually, I probably read their blog more because of it. I just don't think I will ever be able to truly treat blogging as a real diary.

Another thing I would love to try is a blogging conference, like Blogher... I think going to NY with a favorite blogger friend would be fun. Now to convince her and convince both our husbands. I think we would learn lots and have fun!

With all that... Wanted to share some links about blogging that I found interesting:

How to Blog Safely (About Work or Anything Else)
"Blogs are like personal telephone calls crossed with newspapers. They're the perfect tool for sharing your favorite chocolate mousse recipe with friends--or for upholding the basic tenets of democracy by letting the public know that a corrupt government official has been paying off your boss. "

Learning About Blogging
"The evolution from website to blog changes how people communicate. Let’s look at some of the development of blogs and help you learn more about blogging and how to blog."

If you look to the right of this blog you will see my blog list. It is basically a list of cool blogs that are mommy friendly and fun to read and learn from. You can visit them and learn more about blogging there.


Monday, October 26, 2009

You Need to Set Your DVR for these Halloween Shows!

Monday, October 26

Nick Jr: “Haunted Halloween Playdate” for preschools airs this day, with brand-new premieres of The Backyardigans at 8:30 a.m. and The Wonder Pets! at 10:30 a.m.

Nicktoons: “Ha Ha Halloween” presents Halloween-themed episodes of Back at the Barnyard at 9:00 p.m. (ET) and an hour of The Penguins of Madagascar at 10:00 p.m. (ET). from Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30 and a spooky marathon of shows on Halloween day.

Tuesday, October 27

ABC: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will air at 8:00 p.m.Wednesday, October 28

NBC: A new half-hour holiday special based on Monsters vs. Aliens airs this night at 8 pm. The Halloween special is called “Monster vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space.”Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland and Rainn Wilson will be returning to voice their characters from the original film.

'Little House on the Prairie' The Halloween Dream: HALLMRK 1 Hour TV-G 4:00PM


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Edible and La-La-La Halloween Treats!

I have two sweet treats to share and one la-la-la treat to share... These make great Halloween favors for a party. Also great treats for your kiddos to share with their friends at school.

Here are two sweet treats... One is a ricecrispie bar on a stick dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with Halloween sprinkles. The other is a Nutter Butter Ghost. Just get a package of Nutter Butters, dip in white chocolate and place two mini chocolate chips for ghosts eyes... aren't they cute?
Both of my kiddos schools prefer a non-edible treat to be shared. My daughter is sharing her favorite fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving songs. Below is the CD she will give to her friends at her school Halloween party.

Last year I shared these treats... click here!
What's your favorite Halloween favor or treat?

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Early Start on Winter Reading

I have two great books to share. The first was sent to me by the author Deborah Lee Rose and the second I received as a reviewer for Amazon.com. It was refreshing to be sent two books I could write positive reviews for and suggest to my readers with the confidence they would love the books.

You can’t help but smile when reading, The Twelve Days of Winter by Deborah Lee Rose. The illustrations are adorable and if you have a student in elementary school or if you are or were a teacher yourself you may find yourself laughing as you read along.

The story starts out with the words, “On the first day of winter, my teacher gave to me…a bird feeder in a snowy tree.” The illustrations compliment the text and tell a side story of their own. You see a teacher dealing with getting her class ready to go outside. As an educator myself, I relate to the teacher in the story trying her best to help the little ones get on coats and gloves. Outside they help to fill the bird feeder and you see the kids making snow angels, throwing snowballs, and more winter fun happenings. That description just describes the first four pages! The rest of the pages add more counting fun in the classroom. As the winter days go on and the teacher continues giving… the chaos in the classroom gets greater. The teacher is obviously flustered by the end of the story and ready for winter break and also very deserving of the break.

My three year old and seven year old enjoyed this story very much. It was fun counting the objects in the story with them. My three year old loved pointing out what was going on in each picture. The text was simple enough for a second grader to read independently.

This lovely story would be the perfect gift for a kindergarten through third grade teacher to share with her class. Also, I suggest you wrap it up and tie a bow around it and give it to your favorite teacher as a Holiday treat! You may wish to tie a tag on it that says, “I am sure you have had your share of The Twelve Days of Winter like the teacher in this story! Thanks for being a fun teacher. Have a well deserved winter break.”

I found myself smiling when I first read through The Nutty Nutcracker Christmas. It is such a creative story that any six through ten year old boy can make a text to self connection to. The original Nutcracker is generally a girl’s story. Yet, this Nutcracker is written with the main character being a boy who loves to play video games.

Fritz is the video game loving boy in the story who finds himself in VERY BIG TROUBLE before you even turn to page two of the story. Fritz, like all brothers broke one of his sister’s toys and his handheld video system is taken away from him. However, Fritz continues to be naughty and secretly find his game system and begins playing… Fritz plays and plays until he masters the game by beating the Mouse King!!! You can imagine Fritz excitement from his achievement… but magically, The Mouse King himself appears alive out of the game challenging Fritz. Fritz of course is scared and shocked when he sees this larger than life Mouse with a sword. Luckily and even more Magically, a Nutcracker appears and thus begins and adventure that any six to ten year old would love to read.

What a wonderful story with great illustrations. I would recommend this to the six through ten year old age group. This book is perfect alone, but even made better with the CD included with this story. The first track is a twelve minute read-along of the story. The read-along is read very creatively and with nice sound affects and music. My only complaint is that the CD read-along does not contain turn the page signals. Following the read-along is five Christmas songs you probably won’t hear anywhere else but on this CD. They are each creative and some are even humorous. The titles are: Christmas Eve at Our House, I’m a Natural, Let’s Ruin Christmas, Welcome to Christmas Wood, and Don’t Say Impossible.

This book is definitely a must have for your Children’s Christmas Book collection. It is a very unique story that will capture the heart of your child over the holidays!!!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Graphing Fun Halloween Style

Trick or Treat? Okay, here's a treat, if you like free printables from Teaching Heart!!!

Above is a fun cut and paste graph I created first for my second grade classroom and later used it with my first grade son. You can use this in your classroom for a fun Halloween activity or use it over the weekend at home to keep your kiddos happy and busy. They won't even know they are learning important graphing skills.
First they cut out the pictures. Next they glue the pictures on their graph. Finally they answer the questions about the graph.

* Graphing for Halloween - Click Here to Download the Sheets!

Need more Halloween fun for your classroom? Try: http://www.teachingheart.net/halloweenlesson.html

Teaching Heart has great ideas for graphing...

*What is your favorite fall activity?
Free from our Graphing CDROM
Download the free printables at P1 - P2 - P3

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday...

A fever is what was up Saturday through Tuesday... I bet lots of homes look like ours during sick times. Here's a few snapshots of our few days. My son had H1N1... He is going back to school Thursday and I am ready to send him back. Hope your family is healthy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Daddy Birthday Poem

My favorite man turned 36 the other night... The kids had fun making the hand print frame above. They both made a hand print and selected a favorite picture to place on the frame... I wrote the poem and printed it on a printable overlay:

Ten fingers waving to say, "Yeah!"
Our Daddy is 36 today!

C says, I love Daddy to play horsey with me!
Z says, Daddy and I love watching the Penguins and Crosby!

Daddy, our hands will continue to grow and bigger we will get.
Still we will always love you more than you can ever bet.

Hold us always in your thoughts and remember when we are apart,
You can look up and see our hands and know you hold our hearts.

-- Something for Daddy to display at wok and it was fun and easy to make!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Playing Footsie with Witchie

I saw a cute craft idea over at Ramblings of a Crazy Women... I love little crafts you make out of little feet tracings and little hand tracings. I always have my kids make reindeer's on the holidays out of their cute feet and hands. So when I ran across this craft idea, I tweaked it and made it a little different and got my kiddos to make two cute witchies from two cute footsies. Ta-da!

How to make your little Footsie Witchie...

Trace your Kiddos Foot.

Draw a hat to match (or for the older one's, let them draw the hat)

Color Both the hat and the foot black.

Cut out a green circle, Two green rectangles for arms, a red long rectangle for a stick

Use hay for the bottom of the witch's broom

Glue it all together and add eyes and a mouth. The kids had Halloween stickers and gave the witch something to hold in her other hand.

Don't forget to write your kiddos name and age on the back. Pack them away with your Halloween decor and get them out every Halloween and play Footsie with the Witchie. Put your kiddos feet on the witch each year to see if they have grown!

Hey have you read Room on The Broom yet? This would be a fun read before or after you do this craft. Here is a fun idea to match that story and that would go along with this craft.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Master Those Basic Facts for Math Sucess!

So I am on the other side of this now! Instead of the teacher giving the timed computation drills, I am the parent helping the child get ready for the timed drills.

It was funny the other day I ran into a parent from my sons class who was complaining about the skill drills and how she didn't even have immediate recognition of the math facts with sums to 18. She said something like, "Why do they need to learn their facts when we use computers for everything now?" I really did not say much and just asked her if she wanted me to send her some links to free resources for fact mastery. When she said, "No, thanks," I felt bad for her child.

So why do I think children should master facts (speaking from a teacher prospective)?

Learning the math facts is important because they are the basic building blocks (pre-skills) needed for higher level math concepts. Knowing the basic facts will make it significantly easier for your child to grasp higher level math concepts. Examples of higher level math concepts include; adding and subtracting two digit numbers, telling time, counting money, multiplication, and division. Likewise, if they do not know their facts then all higher math concepts will be more difficult and frustration will set-in. Rather than reinvent the wheel, click here for more great tips and ideas for fact mastery.

There are many resources available online to help parents and teachers reinforce fact mastery (remember if you child is counting on their fingers or drawing dashes to represent the problem, they do not have fact mastery.) Fact mastery is considered memorization of the facts.

When I taught special education students, one thing my students all struggled with was learning their basic facts. I have found over time that the best way to teach the facts is to break them down into sets. Start with 10 facts. Once a child has learned those 10, add 2 more. Once they know those 12, add 2 more. Repeat until they know all their facts. Keep flash cards in your car. Have your child tell you five facts before getting out of the car. Make sure they say the problem with the answer. "two plus three equals five"

Besides regular daily practice with flash cards, get creative and use free printables from online and be sure to check out the online games for fact mastery. Below are some of my favorite online resources.

Take Timed Tests Online

Printable Addition Timed Tests

Fun For Practice

Many online games on a first grade level from Harcourt

Count Us In - Games to help younger students understand basic math concepts. From Australia.

Subtraction (eBeam)

BlackDog's Addition Quiz - slide the answer to match the problem

Rock Hoppers - an addition game

Test The Toad - addition to 15

Simple Addition Game basic skill practice made fun

Hidden Picture - addition - check your addition facts


Sunday, October 11, 2009

I Want To See Your Fall Decor...

I am a snoop... I love shows like House Hunter (on TLC). Similarly, I like to look on house listing sights. No, I am not looking for a new house, I just like looking to see how other people decorate... I will admit that when I walk my dog at night I like to look in lit-up windows to see how people decorate. I am not a great decorator by any means. My husband calls our house a little bit of french, some modern, and some country. I am probably more confused then anything. One thing I do like is quotes, pictures, the colors red and green. I try to base my decorations around those things.

I love the blogging world for all it has to offer... Especially when people post pictures of the inside of their home. My girlfriend Rebecca (who is gifted in the area of decorating) shares her fall decor on her site. I love the scarf on her mantel. She got it from Lillian Vernon. I want one. Before I knew where she got it, I went out looking for something similar and unfortunately, never found it... so I settled for this black thing with lights instead.

If you like snooping at others homes and love Fall decorations, hop over to Tip Junkie's Tour of Fall Homes. You can share your home too!

In 2008, I shared this. Here is my home all ready for Fall 09. Welcome, come on in... I love mums!
This is my entrance way. You can see a little bit of Fall and Halloween here and there.

And my Kitchen Island. Here's me being creative with fall leaves on my server.

My dining room with the spider web on the chandelier... kids love that! Then my fave pumpkin on the table.
Don't forget to get your kids decorating too... You know how I love perler beads. My kids made Halloween shaped sun catchers with Perler beads. Aren't they cute?
Have a wonderful Fall!

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Fire Safety Ideas

October is fire safety month. It is an important topic to cover throughout the year!
Here are some Fire Safety tips from the United States Fire Safety Administration.

You may wish to place these tips on a chart and go over them with your class!

Make sure everyone in your family knows and practices escape routes from every room in your home.

Remember to escape first, know how to notify the fire department, and when to call for help.
Never open doors that are hot to the touch.

Teach your family to stop, drop to the ground and roll if their clothes catch fire.
Designate a meeting place outside. Try to make it a location away from your home, but not necessarily across the street.
Teach your family to never re-enter a burning building.

Fire Safety Vocab. Cards

These are taken from the Primary Teacher Time Savers for October-November CDROM! To learn more about this CD - click here! You may print, laminate, and use these as you wish. The CD has many fire safety activity sheets for you to use during this unit.

Some words to talk about:fire, fire hydrant, firefighter, telephone, 911, ladder, matches, fire truck, smoke...

Smoke Chant

If you don't want to choke

Crawl under the smoke.

Get down on the floor

And head for the door
Fire Painting- Give student a black piece of paper. Squirt thick lines of yellow, red, and orange paint randomly onto the paper. Give the child a piece of saran wrap and lay over the paint. Encourage the child to pull the saran wrap off, using vertical pulling action. Remove saran wrap and let dry. If desired glue on a small fire engine.
More Links:

The Sparky the Fire Dog Website is filled with goodies and online games... Check it out!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Teaching Heart's Newest CDROM and Winners.

Today marks the start of our two week sale on our newest CDROM called, Any Skill Board Games and Skill Cards. This is great for teachers to use in centers or during small group instruction. Also, great for parents to use to review skills your child may be struggling with in school. The boards are attractive and will get your kiddos excited about learning the given skill. Get the CD this week for the introductory sale price of 20.95. Click here to learn more and to place your order.

I would like to thank all those who entered to win the CDROM. I used a random number generator to pick four winners. You could only win once! The four winners are:

17.) Angie said...
I've blogged about your giveaway. http://angies4sons.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-teaching-hearts-new-cdrom-and-more.html

6.) Nichole said...
I've been a member of the newsletter for a handful of years now, and I just became a member of your Facebook page!! YEA!!! :-D

8.) Bibliocat said...
I am an elementary school librarian. I received a grant a few years ago to make literacy bags for the kindergartens to check out from the library. I created or found online games to be included in the bags. Over the last few years I have been adding more bags to the library collection. The game CD Rom would be very great resource.

If you are a winner you will need to email me at cgallagher_1999@yahoo.com
and send me their shipping address to recieve their CDROM and printable.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spooky Cookies Sort & Graph

I found something good at Oriental Trading. They are called Spooky Cookies. They are so cute and they come with a good amount in each package. My kids think they are yummy and at only 7g of sugar per package, I am happy to give them the treat. Perfect Halloween snack for graphing (K-2) and sorting (Prek-1). Of course, I made a sorting sheet and graphing sheet I will share with you. So hop over to Oriental Trading and order those cookies for your class or or a Halloween party. Not only will the kids say yummy, they will be learning too!
For more learning fun with Halloween yum, try here!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Read For The Record...

On October 8, 2009, join Jumpstart as they read Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Pledge to read today to help set a world record. All you have to do is read to one child... So grab your kids and read. Click here to sign up! Together, we’ll celebrate the joy of reading all over the globe!

After you read do a craft with your child.

First is a simple print and cut color craft from dltk-kids.

All you need are a few pom-poms and a clothes hanger to try this super clippy craft from Skip to My Lou.

Make a dot butterfly or a muffin tin filled with yum!

Get really creative and make this cupcake Hungry Caterpillar Cake from http://cococakecupcakes.blogspot.com/ I think I may be in love with this!!!

Try one of these awesome free printables.

Love these sequence cards...

Print out and cut felt board characters; or print these on card stock and stick a magnet on the back.

Print out a book for your students or child to color.

Days of the week printables.

Some Ideas To Use With This Book

STORY SEQUENCE: Provide a long piece of yarn, a hole punch, and patterns of the different foods (apple, pear, plum, strawberry, orange, piece of chocolate cake, ice cream cone, pickle, Swiss cheese, salami, lollipop, piece of cherry pie, sausage link, cupcake, watermelon) which appear in this story. Students will color, cut, and punch a hole in each food. Then they may sequence the story by putting the food on the string as they appear in the story. You may want to have your students do this while you read the story for the second time or you may wish for your students to try this after you have read the story.

PHONICS: Use the patterns of the foods above. Make cards with the beginning letters (a, p, p, s, o, c, i, p, s, s, l, s, c, w) of the foods. Have students match. To make this more difficult. Place your food patterns in a pocket chart, say a sound, and then pick a student to come up and take one food item that matches the given sound!

MATH: Initially, the caterpillar in the story is small. Provide each group of students eight caterpillars of various sizes (make out of construction paper) an 8 index cards for each caterpillar showing the inches of one of the caterpillars. Have the students work together to measure the caterpillars and then match the caterpillar to the correct index card. Walk around the room and check each groups responses. When finished have each student place all the materials from this activity in a ziplock bag. Collect each set and keep for future use.

MATH/GRAPHING: The caterpillar in this story enjoyed many foods. Prepare a graph with the foods the caterpillar ate. Give each student a small sticky note. Have them write their name on the sticky note. Then have the students place their sticky note on the area of the graph that shows their favorite food. When everyone has placed their sticky note on the graph - ask graph questions: What food was chosen the most/least? How many apples were chosen?...

SCIENCE: Use patterns of the life cycle of a butterfly and have students practice sequencing them. (little egg on leaf, little caterpillar on leaf, larger caterpillar on ground, very large caterpillar on big leaf, other leaves nearby have been eaten, caterpillar building a cocoon, caterpillar inside of a cocoon, butterfly emerging from a cocoon, and butterfly flying away)

LITERARY ANALYSIS: Try making a Venn Diagram comparing

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Win Our New CDROM and more...

Our newest CDROM is called... Any Skill Board Games. All files based on Educational Standards for PreK to Third Grade curriculum. Kids love these activities!

All you have to do is print a board game and a set of cards. Then you will you have a great center or a game to play with small groups. Great for classrooms and home.

To learn all about the new CDROM and to print free printables from the CD, please visit:


It will be released for sale on Friday, October 9th at a 2 week sale price.

Now onto the prizes. There will be four lucky winners. They will win, the new CDROM, one of the gameboards preprinted and laminated with a set of preprinted and laminated skill cards.
Last date to enter is Thursday, Oct 15th. Each of the following is worthy of the designated entries. All entries must be submitted in the comments section and must include your email.
1.) Tell me why you would like this CDROM in the comments section. Include your email. (1 entry)

2.) Blog about this. Share the link to your post in your entry (six entries)

3.) Tweet about this giveaway. Please use @teachingheart in your tweet. Come back and leave the comment "I tweeted this!" and your email (1 entry)

4.) You follow this blog or become a follower if you aren't (1 entry)

5.) Become a member of our facebook page (2 entries)

6.) Become a member of our yahoo groups newsletter (1 entry)

The four winners will be picked on Friday the 16th by a random number generator. Good Luck!

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