Friday, October 17, 2014

Window Leaf Sun-Catcher Art

Window leaf sun-catcher art is so easy.  Any kid can create a gorgeous artwork!



I precut the leaves, and place clear contact paper over a central oval hole.  The kids cut square, rectangle and triangle shapes out of colored tissue paper and stick them onto the oval.


These sun catchers all look unique, beautiful, and they brighten up the room for months!

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Halloween Fun at Starfall


Starfall.com is so easy to navigate; even a 5-year-old can do it! 
 
 
Click on the pumpkin icon, and you can build infinite pumpkins, step-by-step. 


Click on any word, and Starfall reads it aloud.  That’s Halloween Heaven!  Just ask any 5-year-old.  See for yourself at Starfall.com. 

 

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween & Thanksgiving Montage

Want to make people smile?  Nothing’s more cheerful than a themed montage!  

 
 
This Halloween and Thanksgiving cluster of scarecrows, jack-o’-lanterns, and hay makes me smile every time.  Kudos to my school’s welcoming committee!

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Eye Health for Kids


Have you noticed that more kids wear eyeglasses now, and at a younger age?  Computer and TV screens “glue” the eyes, so they don’t move in a healthy way.
I teach my kids to exercise their eye muscles.   Here’s my eye exercise chant (kids repeat each line):


Of course I teach each step first:

1)      Hold up a thumb about a foot away from your nose.

2)      Look at your thumb, then straight ahead, beyond the thumb as far as you can see. 

3)      Focus back and forth, about five seconds each. 

4)      End by gently squeezing your eyes shut.

Did you know that you can improve far-sightedness by exercising your eye muscles this way?  It's true.  So enjoy your computers—and your eye health, too!

Here's a free poster of my Eye Health Chant.  Enjoy!!



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