Posted on 02-14-2017
Filed Under (Educational Ideas) by Charla

If you teach a lower elementary grade or you home school and you’re looking for some materials to teach about our new president, head on over to my other blog, How To Teach Kids.  There is a simple lesson about President Trump and several free printables including:

  • A simple story
  • Vocabulary words page (the chart can be cut apart to make a match game out of it)
  • Fill-in-the-blank worksheet
  • Crossword puzzle
  • Word search

Pardon the dust, though.  How to Teach Kids is still under construction and lacks a side bar.  But hopefully, it will be back before too long.  (FYI, my site was hacked and I completely lost my original theme.)  Hope you find something that will be helpful to you there!

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Posted on 10-31-2013
Filed Under (Educational Ideas) by Charla

If you answered “zoo,” you’re correct. The Fort Worth Zoo is a beautiful place to visit.  Definitely worth coming to if you’re anywhere in the area.  It has won awards and is included in the top museums of the U.S., depending on which list you’re reading.

Most people have their favorite animals they enjoy watching.  At this zoo, the giraffes, zebras, lions and elephants are amazing to me.  What awesome creatures!  But they are not the only ones I enjoy.  Just about every exhibit is interesting and fascinating.

I do have one word of warning!  If you go in the wire-enclosed area where birds fly around and above you, beware!  I went with my family, and my grand kids were enjoying looking around, that is until one of them pooped down the back of my grandson’s head and neck.  He was terrified and it really was so gross.  It wasn’t just a little bit of poop.  It was massive!  Needless to say, Mom and Dad cleaned him up and had to throw away his shirt.  The gift shop saved the day by selling T-shirts and then everything was OK.

Now, I must add for those of you that answered, “Rain Forest,” that the Fort Worth Zoo does have a rain forest in their atrium area.  And I forget to mention that the atrium is another one of my favorite things about this zoo.  So if you’re thinking about visiting, I don’t believe you’ll be disappointed.  I’ve never known anyone who was.
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Posted on 09-05-2013
Filed Under (Educational Ideas, Health & Nutrition) by Charla

Teaching a special ed class, we do a lot of bending over, kneeling down, and sitting on the floor with students during the week.  We have to help some students stand up.  Needless to say, we’ve been having sore backs this week.  It would be nice to send for a massage therapist to come and give us all back massages in the classroom.  It would be really nice to have them come every week.   Ok, I’m dreaming!  Actually, my husband gives me a back rub when I have a backache.  It’s wonderful!

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Posted on 08-11-2013
Filed Under (Educational Ideas) by Charla

Black bear, black bear, what do you see? I see a human looking at me!
It was so cool when the bear came up close to us on our field trip in May. Even though I teach third and fourth graders, we were still quoting Black Bear.  The kids were so excited that the bear was coming close to them, and it made the Black Bear story come alive.  Their reactions were priceless.

If you have young children and some of their story books are about animals that can be found in the zoo, consider going to visit the zoo to look at those animals.  It will make the stories come alive.

This bear, by the way, can be seen at the Fort Worth Zoo.  Check it out sometime at Zoo or Tropical Forest?   It’s a pretty awesome zoo!

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Posted on 04-03-2013
Filed Under (Educational Ideas) by Charla
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Posted on 04-01-2013
Filed Under (Educational Ideas) by Charla

Blog anniv flowers from kids 3-13
 
These are the T-shirts we (the Special Ed department) are wearing to school on April 2.

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