Sunday, August 18, 2013

Free Colgate Bright Futures kit for educators (toothpaste, toothbrushes and fun activities for oral health)

Educators may be interested in joining the Colgate Bright Futures program. The program is designed for grades kindergarten through third (can be used with pre-school and head start programs) and includes a classroom kit with toothbrushes, Colgate toothpaste, coupons, booklets, CDs and activities that promote oral health. 

Sign up here: Colgate Bright Futures

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Free 2-year subscription to Lego Club Jr. magazine

My son is obsessed with Legos and he is going to love this freebie! Just thought I'd share with those whose kids love Legos. They are great for logic, reasoning and creativity!

Sign up for free 2-year subscription to Lego Club Jr. Magazine.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Make a mini-book

I love making books with my kids and this is one of the best techniques I've come across for making a fast, simple yet effective mini book. All you need is one sheet of standard sized paper and a pair of scissors and voila, you have a great mini-book for your kids.

Here's a link to the instructions.

Make a mini-book.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gorillas: Lesson plans, printables and videos

Here is a collection of resources for those studying gorillas. Lesson plans, printables, videos and photos are an excellent way to add the resources you need to complete your own unit studies, lessons or to supplement other materials you are using.

There are online and printable materials, gorilla fact sheets and resources that explore gorilla habitats, physical characteristics, behavior, diet, reproduction, longevity, conservation and research.

Also included below are a number of videos featuring gorillas. Videos are an excellent way to let children explore a subject in visual form. Also, check with your local television listings as programs on gorillas are frequently played.

Click for Photos: Slideshow Gorillas in our Midst

Sea World Guide to Gorillas

A&E TV: Gorillas (vocabulary words, activities, books)Eastern Lowland Gorilla Habitats: World Wildlife
Preschool lesson plans: Gorillas (First School)
World Animal Foundation: Gorilla Fact Sheet (pdf)
Story Place: Gorillas (pdf)
Coloring book: Friends of Bonobos (PDF)
Coloring picture: Gorilla (PDF)
All About Gorillas (Enchanted Learning)
PBS Teachers (Browse through these lesson plans as needed. Those teaching creationism should be on guard for evolutionary materials and themes)
Mountain Gorillas (National Geographic)
Scholastic: Miza
Scholasitc: Miza gorilla lesson plans, printables and activities

Finish Drawing the Gorilla

Great Apes and other Primates: Fact Sheets
Animal Diversity Web: Gorillas
Primate Info: Gorilla
Meet Western Lowland Gorillas at Smithsonian National Zoo

Gorilla Habitats Videos

 Gorillas... 98.6% Human

  Lesson plan: Gorillas...98.6% Human Mountain Gorilla (Kingdom in the Clouds)

  BBC Natural World- Titus The Gorilla King [HD]

  Gorillas in the Mist Full Movie

  Gorillas With David Attenborough (BBC)