This game is VERY simple but powerful for the kids  because it helps them to make those connections that 5 pennies = 1 nickel,  2 nickels = 1 dime, etc...

prince & co.: The Trading Game: Money Style.Race to a Quarter. This game is VERY simple but powerful for the kids because it helps them to make those connections that 5 pennies = 1 nickel, 2 nickels = 1 dime, etc.

Velcro Letters

Easy and fun.Velcro + popsicle sticks make for great quiet time or restaurant activity. Put velcro dots on the ends of popsicle sticks. Kids can make letters or shapes over and over again. I found velcro dots at my local dollar store.

contractions

Paint chip contractions- what a great idea! I'm always looking for fun things to do with free paint chips, and the automatic color-coding must dramatically aid in memorization.

Good way to remember for little ones.

The bed trick for b and d reversals. Come Together Kids: Easy Letter Reversal Solution.

Wonderful post for parents: 10 steps to teaching your child to read.

10 Steps to Teaching Your Child to Read

Wonderful post for parents: 10 steps to teaching your child to read. As a first grade teacher, I wish EVERY parent would read this (and read to their child) :)

Things we say today which we owe to Shakespeare.

The Things We Say Today Which We Owe To Shakespeare. This shows me I actually can quote some Shakespeare; see prior list item to know and quote Shakespeare

Math

number spider (missing a couple of legs).great way to work on decomposing numbers.the beginnings of distributive property. Older kids can use larger numbers using quick pic of tens and ones and/or more than 2 addends. Hmmm I can adapt this!

Hot ice, scientifically known as sodium acetate, is a liquid that will turn solid at the slightest provocation. Touching it with your finger, bumping it too hard, or speaking a few angry words will cause it to spring from a clear, water-like state into solid ice-like crystals.

Make Hot Ice from Vinegar and Baking Soda

Hot ice, scientifically known as sodium acetate, is a liquid that will turn solid at the slightest provocation. Touching it with your finger or bumping it too hard will cause it to spring from a clear, water-like state into solid ice-like crystals.

Fraction Basketball - roll a die to see how many times each person will shoot a ball into a cup, then record shots made as a fraction.  Person with the biggest fraction wins.

fraction basketball, let them roll a dice to see how many times each person will "shoot" then record shots made as a fraction. Person with the biggest fraction wins. LOVE this idea, except instead of shooting "basketballs" I wanna set up angry birds!

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