Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Countdown Is On!

Only a few days until Thanksgiving ---and there is tons to do!  My 'to do'
 list is very long----but what fun!  The turkey is thawing in the fridge. I always worry each year about thawing, stuffing and cooking the bird safety.  Here's some good info I found.

It's Turkey Time: Safely Prepare Your Thanksgiving Meal

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Over the River and Through the Woods.....

It's that time of year when we all get in cars and travel somewhere for the holidays.  Officer Oren's poster for passenger safety is a good reminder of important safety habits for kids.  A great idea for a 10 minute filler before the holidays!

Find the poster at:  KidZ Learning Connection

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Safety Signs Bingo

I don't know about you---but one of my biggest worries when my son was small was his safety when walking to and from school or when riding his bicycle.  This activity gives students practice in reading safety signs - an important aspect of both pedestrian and bicycle safety!

Find this free activity at the KidZ Learning Connection Store - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Safety-Sign-Bingo-Game-Grades-2-4-1929122

Monday, November 16, 2015

Discovery and Experiential Learning

Here's pictures of a fun weekend at the Butterfly House and Aquarium with our grandson Jackson!
He definitely is the "nature" multiple intelligence--and is fascinated by animals, plants and insects. These pictures show the life cycle of a butterfly---the museum room where butterfly's fly free---and the bubble inside an aquarium that let's kids get "up close and personal" with the fish. We also were able to touch the stingray, sharks (small:) and starfish!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Stranger Safety

One of the focus safety areas for KidZ Learning Connection is stranger safety. We have activities for grades K-3---and are continually adding new resources on this important topic!  Here's the latest! This poster will be one in a series of community helpers with "Try 5" rules for safety.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Playground Safety - Rules and Practice

Injuries on the playground are a key concern for schools.  Use these tools to introduce and review playground safety rules and practices.

Playground Safety Task/Decision Cards

Please let me know how these activities worked for you! Email me at Marsha

Monday, November 9, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

All About Thanksgiving Activity Bundle

Just finished----hot off the press!  Check out the Thanksgiving workbook for grades K-3. Twenty six pages of math, English, social studies, science and health activities that tell the story of the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and the first Thanksgiving.  Find it at  the KidZ Learning Connection Store.  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kidz-Learning-Connections/Order:Most-Recently-Posted#seller_details_tabs

Thursday, November 5, 2015

I Am Thankful For.... Family and Family Fun

Do you every take time to go back through pictures on your cell phone? Take a few minutes today to do that----I went back over pictures from the past two months----A great reminder of how much we have to be thankful for. I'm starting a November "I Am Thankful for...." blog post---granted a little late.  Here's my first!

I am thankful for family and family fun!  Here's my sister and one of my grandsons enjoying our outdoor pool area - actually it's a dog kennel repurposed!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thanksgiving History

Here's a fun activity to start off the month of November! Turkey Trott Bingo provides an overview of the history of Thanksgiving. The activity is probably best suited for grades 3 and 4.

Find the bingo game at - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Turkey-Trott-Bingo-2177756

Happy November!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween is Over - On to Thanksgiving!

Missed posting this yesterday! I'm hoping that everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!

The treats are gone!  The cake is dessert for dinner with family tonight!