This is such a delightful book full of amazing information about drawing for those among us (ME!) who don’t draw very well, especially from real life. It discusses how to look at a bird and turn what you are seeing into a realistic drawing. Tons of really great information, illustrations and examples, just an all around amazing practical resource for your art education:
You can download it here: How To Draw Birds by Raymond Sheppard
I hope you enjoy it!
Appleseed, that is. Celebrate this fun folk hero with this apple themed math game. Practice your sums to 5, 6 and 7 with a happy apple theme.
Picking Sums is great for use to go along with any apple theme, not just Jonny Appleseed!
I hope you enjoy this game. And please, if you have a moment, come on back here and let me know what grade level you’ll use this for and if you are a classroom teacher, homeschooler etc. Thanks for the feed back and happy Apple-ing!
Picking Sums 5 6 7
Here’s a great new project I just whipped up for you. We’re working on the concept of even and odd and I thought I’d try my hand at those fun number puzzles you see around the web. Here’s how it works:
There are two puzzles involved. One is created by counting by two to find the even numbers and the other is created by ordering the odd numbers. If you try to count by ones, you’ll get a mess!
Images are old Victorian era drawings which I seem to be enjoying lately. I hope you enjoy them too and have fun exploring odds and evens!
You can CLICK HERE to download the Victorian Even and Odd Number Puzzles
If you visit www.TeacherExpress.Scholastic.com, you’ll find that they are having a $1 sale on hundreds of their eBooks which you can download right away. That, all by itself, is really fun. But add to that this lovely coupon code that I’m about to share with you and you’ll be enjoying $10 worth of free eBooks! (You can probably use this coupon code on regular products too, but why not stretch these dollars as far as possible?)
When you go to check out, enter 10THANKS in the promotion area and you’ll get $10 off your order. Hurry! I have NO idea how long this will be going on. I JUST did it myself a few moments ago and it worked for me.
Ooh! I’m so excited!! Items from my blog have actually been pinned on Pinterest! Is it really silly to be this excited about that? I’ll be keeping an eye on pins and on comments to guide what I make for you, so if you like something, let me know! Pinning me is a great way to go about it. But honestly, there’s nothing like a good ‘ol fashioned comment to make me beam, so dear readers, let me know you are there! lol
Oh, and if you have a blog, you can check to see if someone has pinned something from your blog by typing in the following address (without the spaces of course):
http :// www. pinterest.com/source/YOURBLOG.COM
Of course, you’ll need to replace YOURBLOG.COM with your actually information. Have fun!
There is an incredible site put together by the Florida Center For Reading Research that is chock full of incredible file folder games and they are all FREE!
Not only are there tons of games, but they have put together a great deal of research and information for teachers.
If you teach one child or 50 children, you’re going to love browsing around this site. To find the games, go to the FCRR site and then, along the right side (they switch this menu to the left on all other pages, it seems), click “Instructional Materials For Teachers” and choose a grade range. Then scroll down the page a little bit to find teachers information and TONS of games, all divided by skill.
I hope you enjoy this site. Let me know what you think!
Do you remember books on record? Remember how alive the stories came through the amazing sound effects? These records were produced with fairly large budgets, making them high quality pieces worth hanging on to.
There is a website dedicated to these classic records. Called “Kiddie Records Weekly: Classics From The Golden Age” they are true treasures that are yours for the asking! Browse through the site and see how many you remember. So many of them are worth sharing with your children. I know we have been enjoying them! You can listen to them directly from the site or you can download them and put them on a CD for car time! What a great way to pass a trip.
There are, of course, lots of Disney stories, like Winnie the Pooh, The Sorcerers Apprentice, Cinderella and many more. But there are also many other fine productions like Horton Hatches The Egg, or The Little Fiddle. How about the Princess and the Pea?
There are hundreds of worthy stories just waiting to treat your ears. I hope you take a moment to go enjoy a few!
Counting On is such an important skill when learning early math skills. If you aren’t sure what this is, it’s the ability to begin at some number other than one and continue counting from there.
Here’s a quick and fun game we play to practice this skill.
Print out the spinner below. After you assemble it (with a fancy little brass brad!) just spin it, say the number and count on from there. Children can count on as far as they can or until their teacher/partner/mother/neighbor says stop.
I hope you enjoy this free counting on game! Let me know if you play it with your children.