Saturday, July 24, 2010

Rubber Band Airplane Activities

Balsa Sky Streak Rubber Band Powered Glider GuillowsRubber band airplanes are fun to play with AND learn about.

The trick is integrate math and science principles into the lesson without the kids realize it. Purchase some rubber band airplane kits for your class, and then perform the activities listed on THIS eHow article.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Inexpensive Costume Ideas

Foam Jungle Animal Masks (1 dz)
Everyone loves dress-up time with costumes, but no one likes to shell out the big bucks for something so frivolous. Instead of purchasing costume a complete costume, use some of the things you already have around the house to transform your kids, students- OR YOURSELF- into an animal, scarecrow, Magnum PI, or princess.

Visit THIS article for more details on how make cute and cheap costume ideas.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

How to Design a Bulletin Board

All Season Calendar Bulletin Board SetDesigning a bulletin board is simple, once you've figured out the overall construction process.

The "difficult" part is deciding what you'll actually put up on the board. References THIS article for the basic construction of a bulletin board, and these books Eye-Popping 3-D Bulletin Boards, Giant Book of Bulletin Boards for All Reasons and Seasons and Look Again! Appealing Bulletin Board Ideas for Secondary Students for ideas galore!

Monday, July 12, 2010

How to Teach Measurements

Learning Resources Big Time 12-Hour Student ClockForms of measurement are everywhere- in cooking, the weather and crafts. Present your students with real-life examples of how we use measurement everyday, in fact- it's one of the most applicable mathematics concepts that we use on a daily basis.

Check out my article on IDEAS FOR TEACHING MEASUREMENT -- including ideas for length, volume, time and temperature -- that are sure to help you in the math classroom.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Don't Buy Bulletin Board Boarder- Make it Yourself!

Trend Entp Terrific Trimmers Sparkle Border, 2 1/4" X 39" Panels, Silver, 10/SetThat's right, you can MAKE your own bulletin board boarder, instead of investing money into purchasing if from the teacher supply stores.

Sure, you might still want to purchase boarder rather from time to time, than making it, especially if you find a pattern or color scheme that works just right with your overall theme, but sometimes it's just as fun, and gratifying to make something yourself.

Check out THIS article on how to make and attach your boarder.