Category Archives: Plants

Land Regions of a State: Interest Groups

I am sharing some units and projects which I’ve used with groups of students of widely varying ability and achievement levels. Since I teach thematically (no matter what grade or type of class I may be working with), I tend to think … Continue reading

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May Day Flowers

Just in time for May First, Mother’s Day, and all those blooming flowers during the month of May—here comes May Day Flowers, a language arts thematic unit that will immerse your children in the history of European May Day celebrations, … Continue reading

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Colonial America Natural Resources–Magnetic and Flannel Board Materials

I love flannel and magnetic board materials.  I’ve used them for LOTS of things.  Here’s a set of Magnetic Flannel Board pieces of resources used by the early American colonists.  Set them out for center play, group activities, and story telling.  … Continue reading

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Seasons of an Apple Tree

I finally finished a clip art set of apple trees in various seasons.  I’m really happy with the way they turned out.  I hope you’ll check them out! Anyway, there are 5 images of apple trees—winter, spring, summer, harvest, and … Continue reading

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Classroom Decoupage

This morning I saw a pin over at Pinterest that reminded me of the art of decoupage–it was a chair decoupaged with pictures from Dr. Seuss books!  Very cute! Decoupage is the art of fixing pieces of paper, plastic, fabric, … Continue reading

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