Monday, April 27, 2015

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Happy Spring!

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Arbor Day for Kids

ARBOR DAY


I've put together some ideas for celebrating Arbor Day with the kids. Read my post about Arbor Day which is celebrated on the last Friday in April.


This year Arbor Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 24.

Click here: Arbor Day

Happy Arbor Day!

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Day

EARTH DAY - April 22

Here are some ideas to help you learn more about and celebrate Earth Day!



Great Earth Day PowerPoint Presentation by Geeta Singh on her blog, Sites for Kids

Click here:
http://networkedblogs.com/gwUiC



Earth Day for Kids
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/kids/earthday.htm
 

Happy Earth Day!



 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Fun Activities and Resources for Kids

I've gathered up some of my Easter themed activities for you to make and use with the kids. Just click on any of the links below the pictures to go to the particular blog posts to read the directions, etc.


http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/02/easter-paper-plate-analog-clock.html
Bunny paper plate clock

 
 
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-egg-addition-developing-math.html
Addition
 
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2013/03/sums-of-ten-easter-addition-fun-with.html
Sums of Ten

 
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2013/03/fun-easter-bunny-dice-containers-for.html
Bunny Dice Containers
 
http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2013/03/fun-easter-bunny-dice-containers-for.html



http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2014/04/inexpensive-heart-shaped-bunny-craft.html
Bunny Craft Activity
 
 
 The above are all links on this blog!

The following are resources available at my TpT Store

 
 
Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter!
 
 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Bunny Freebies

Happy almost Easter! Are you ready?

If you are looking for a couple of fun activities for the kids that have an Easter theme, look right here.



Coloring Pages


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Bunny-Shapes-Matching-Cards-Set-for-Kindergarten-598868
2D Bunny Shapes


The first is a coloring page with the letter R and a picture of a rabbit to color.
Click here to get this free at my website.
http://www.learningworkroom.com/Worksheets_-_PreK_-_Gr.html

The second is a fun matching activity to help kids learn 3D shapes.
Click here to get this free at my TpT store.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Bunny-Shapes-Matching-Cards-Set-for-Kindergarten-598868

Have a wonderful week!


 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Celebrate Pi Day in Math on March 14th

Math - PI Day

March 14 or 3-14 is also known as Pi Day in lots of Math Classes!

Pi Day is sort of a Math Holiday and often is celebrated with real PIE. Do you prefer Pizza Pie,  Dessert Pie, or another type of Pie?




 
Here are 2 different math (geometry) activities to try with your math classes (mostly for middle school but the 2nd one can be done with younger kids.) Then I'll give you some awesome links to get LOTS more activities to celebrate PI Day on March 14 (or any day that you want to work on diameter and circumference of circles for middle school kids plus other FUN math activities for younger kids {kindergarten and elementary grades} and ALL ages.)


Activity 1- Learning about PI

Materials

  • (3) different size circles or cylinders for each pair or small group of students
  • yarn or string
  • scissors
  • rulers or tape measures
  • calculators (optional)
  • paper and pencils


Directions




  1. Divide the students into pairs or groups.
  2. Discuss/Review diameter and circumference of a circle.
  3. Have students measure the diameter of the 1st circle with a ruler or tape measure and write it down.
  4. Ask students how they should measure the circumference of circle 1. Elicit from the students that they should use string, then cut and measure the string.
  5. Have students measure the circumference of the 1st circle (outside edge of the circle) with the string or yarn, then remove the string from the circle and measure the string with their ruler or tape measure. They need to write down the measurement of the circle (the circumference).
  6. Have students divide the circumference by the diameter.
  7. Continue with the same procedure to measure circle or cylinder 2 and 3.
  8. In each case, when the students divide the circumference by the diameter, they should get 3.14 or 3 1/7.
  9. Discuss with students how this happens with ALL circles.




Activity2-Learning about PI


  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 from above.
  • Have students wrap the string around the circumference of their circle or cylinder, then cut the string.
  • Next have students stretch the string across the diameter of circle 1 or cylinder 1.
  • Have the students cut as many diameters as possible from the string.
  • They should get 3 diameters plus a small piece (1/7 or 0.14).
  • Repeat for circles or cylinders 2 and 3.
  • Have students explain PI based on the activity they just completed.


Here are some great links with lots of great ideas and videos to celebrate PI.

Elementary Grades
http://mathmomblog.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/elementary-level-pi-day-ideas/

Kindergarten Activities
http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com/2011/03/kindergarten-pi-day-activities.html

http://www.piday.org/learn.php

http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/

http://ethemes.missouri.edu/themes/77

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3749138


Teachers Pay Teachers has hundreds of great lessons both free and paid.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:pi%20day


Here's a great math book to help teach about circles and Pi. 





Have lots of fun with math !!!!

Happy Pi Day!





 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Teachers Are Heroes TPT Sale - Feb. 25th

It's time for a TpT site-wide SALE! The date is Wednesday, February 25.



These huge site-wide sales only come 4 times a year, so check out the entire site for everything you will need for awhile!

During the sale everything in my store will be 28% off. (20% from me and TPT will take an additional discount when you enter CODE "HEROES" to equal 28%) LOTS of sellers will have sales in their stores.

Here is a link to my store.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Marcia-Murphy


Have fun shopping!


 

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