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Geology For Young Minds: A One Week Themed Unit

Geology is everywhere.  From digging our toes into the sand, to skipping pebbles across a pond, geology is something that has always just naturally called to us.  From sandcastles to mud pies our kids have a curious familiarity that will allow for a valuable learning experience. This unit for preschool to young elementary will explore… Continue reading Geology For Young Minds: A One Week Themed Unit

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Weathering & Erosion Lesson: Geology for Young Minds Unit

Weathering & erosion cause fantastic, as well as fascinating changes to our world's surface.  Just look at the concept of Pangaea of yester-year and onto the development of islands and Earth features today.  These observations can really bring to light just how our landscape is slowly changing each and everyday.  But, the changes don't stop… Continue reading Weathering & Erosion Lesson: Geology for Young Minds Unit

Solar System
STEM

The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Our Solar System is everything we have learned about this week all rolled up into a single synchronized set of orbits.  That being said, today's lesson may be a bit more involved then the previous ones, by using art and a tactile manipulative in order to assess our student's understanding of our planets, sun, and… Continue reading The Solar System- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Solar System
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The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

We've made it to Planets!  Who doesn't love imagining and exploring the idea of other worlds?  For preschoolers the two main concepts is to familiarize themselves as they associate the images of the planets with their names.  This can be done wonderfully through some videos I have included in the intro of the Lesson.  And… Continue reading The Planets- Astronomy Lesson For Preschool

Claude Monet for Kids
Art Appreciation

Claude Monet Activities For Kids

There was so much that went into impressionism that I spent the entire weekend reading art teacher blog, after art teacher blog compiling all the information I could fathom.  This movement was a cornerstone in art, laying the foundation of many great artists to come.  Such as Fauvism with Matisse and Kandinsky or Post-Impressionism with… Continue reading Claude Monet Activities For Kids

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Day Three of Seasons: Spring, Rain, and RAINBOWS!

Of all my hopes and planning for today, I think Spring is the season I most looked forward to covering. The girls already had a natural excitement for rainbows, and to really give them an opportunity to have a hands-on rainbow experience would put them over the moon. Circle Time Because of the nature of the… Continue reading Day Three of Seasons: Spring, Rain, and RAINBOWS!

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Sea Life Day 5: Whales

Other kids are die hard for shark week while my kids' shout "forget the shark, we want to Whales and Walruses!"  I sat the kids down to watch Free Willy the Friday before this lesson.  A movie that I, myself found downright torturous to sit through when my Grandmother took me to see it when… Continue reading Sea Life Day 5: Whales