Easter Color by Number

I love coloring and so do my kids. My Easter color by number printables are sure to be a hit with all of your students. The great thing about them is they are leveled for different grades. So, whether you are teaching kinder or teaching 6th grade the math problems will be geared towards your students.

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There are 12 pictures in each set. Enough to have a lot of choices for you and your students. You can use them as homework, morning work, for your subs or as a reward. The uses are unlimited!

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To find my Easter Color by Number Printables, click here.

Happy Easter! I hope you all have a wonderful spring and Easter season.

Easter STEM

What’s better than STEM? Easter-themed STEM! Easter is a bit later this year and I like it because it’s not too close to St. Patrick’s Day so there is a lot of time to fully celebrate both holidays! I’m super excited with my new Easter STEM packet because my own children had so much fun making these challenges.

The first challenge is a Rocket Egg challenge. It’s really neat to see how innovated students can be when given a list of materials they can use and provided with a task.

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Creating an Easter Egg Tower is so much more difficult than you can imagine. I tried building a few and although I did have some successful ones, I had a lot of disasters too which made us all laugh. Here’s one my son built.

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Sewing in itself isn’t STEM, but it is when you try to create geometric designs in the design. And to tell you the truth, my daughter knew how to sew before this activity, but my son didn’t know. Now he does! So it’s really a win because he can sew his own buttons on his clothes when they fall off now. Believe it or not, but he really enjoyed sewing too and creating the designs. It also makes STEM more STEAM! Which is what I prefer!

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The last challenge in my April STEM packet is a windmill. It’s really cute and I’ve included some printables that your students can use with their designs to help them have a more realistic looking windmill if they want to use them.

To fine my April STEM/STEAM unit click here.

Cooking Healthy with Kids!

One of my best memories of when I was young was when I used to cook with her. I remember one time she was a little upset, but she still wanted to do a little baking. My brother Rob Batot, my mother and I made up some coconut cloud cookies. But, since she was upset, she forgot to put the mixer together correctly and cookie batter flew all over the kitchen. My brother and I just went around and cleaned up all of the mess, of course by licking it up. Gross, yes, but it is a good funny memory because after that happened, my mother couldn’t help but laugh.

I like to cook and bake with my kids too, but it’s so hard since just when you think you have everything figured out, you find out that this or that is bad for you. Luckily for me I don’t have to worry about one thing when I cook with my kids – seasonings. My brother, Rob, created his own line of low salt seasonings. So, I just have to have those on stand by and everything else comes into place.

Here is our latest creation from last night – baked chicken, steamed broccoli and roasted utternut squash, seasoned with low salt seasonings. My kids were pleased with the results and my husband gobbled it up. I’m happy to have enough leftovers to eat today for lunch. It’s a win for all!

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One of the things I really try to teach my kids is variety because I’m so bad at it normally. I try to buy different vegetables and use different types of meat so that they are used to eating different things and not the same thing over and over. I’m pretty sure they would be happy to eat mac and cheese every day, but that’s also not going to help them grow up healthy and strong if that is their only food.

I really try to actively get them into recipe selections and engaged in all aspects of cooking, from prepping to cleaning up. Because really who wants to clean up after cooking, not me! We try to clean while we are cooking. Then, when we are done, we don’t have much to do.

St. Patrick’s Day STEM

One of my favorite holidays is St. Patrick’s Day. I think it’s because I love Ireland and I love the color green. It’s also a great holiday in the middle of a span with not much going on, especially when Easter falls in April, like it will for the next few years.

I’d like to show you my new St. Patrick’s Day STEM unit. There are four activities: 2 activities for St. Patrick’s Day, 1 for National Quilting Day and 1 for Johnny Appleseed Day.

Here’s one activity that is sure to amuse your students. They must build a trap for a Leprechaun. You know how sneaky those Leprechauns can be, so they need to think about how to lure them and trick them.
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Have you ever heard of National Quilting Day? It falls in March (the third Saturday to be exact) and it’s a great time to use a little duct tape to create their own quilted item. I think it’s a great time to explain what patchwork and quilting is since a lot of students aren’t exposed to these types of crafts.
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I hope you all are having a great school year. If you’d like more information on my March STEM unit, click here.

TPT Sale and Announcement of the Winners

Congratulations to Frank S. and MaryBeth D. who both won a $10 TPT gift card in our latest giveaway!

Our TPT sale is still going on. Save 28% on everything in our store. Use the code: LOVETPT.

Have a wonderful day!

Valentine’s Day Gift Card Giveaway

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Election STEM Activity!

No matter who you are voting for this election, it’s important to introduce your students to the election process. Why not add a little STEM to the activity? Maybe when they are old enough to vote, they will look back on your teaching and this activity and remember what they learned years back.

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Students can create their own election booths or you can create one for the class to use. Will they vote for Hillary Clinton?

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Or, will they vote for Donald Trump?

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Students can make their own election set and take it home to poll their family.

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It’s a fun activity for everyone and it’s a great idea to not only add STEM to an activity, but allow students to understand the election process.

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You can find this activity here: November STEM Challenges

You can find the growing bundle with three free activities here: STEM Bundle

Halloween No Prep Math Printables

Do you like spiral reviews for your students? These Halloween No Prep Math Printables give you a great spiral review with a fun, not so spooky Halloween theme!

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I have these Halloween Printables for kindergarten through 6th grade so you can chose the level that is right for your students or homeschooled children. Whether your students are learning their number or dividing fractions, you can find the set that is right for you and your students. And to make your life easier, answer keys are included!

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Here are some feedback I’ve received about these Halloween Printables:
“This packet was fun during the week of Halloween. They felt challenged.”
“Loved the theme as well as the great standards practice.”
“Great way to keep my kids thinking on an energy charged holiday.”

If you’d like to see my Halloween printables, click here: Halloween No Prep Printables.

Halloween No Prep Literacy Printables

Sometimes it’s great to get a little picture into your students’ mind and see how they are doing on various aspects of a certain subject. My Halloween No Prep Literacy Printables give you that picture while allowing students to enjoy Halloween at the same time. These printables come in black and white and color, so there are options for you. You can use the colored versions for centers. You can use the black and white versions for homework, bell work or for sub folders.

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Students can color the black and white graphics if they want to add a little pizazz to their work. Also, answer sheets are included so your students can grade their own work if you are running out of time. This is also handy for subs in case they aren’t use to teaching this particular subject.

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These are availabe in kindergarten through 5th grade all aligned with the common core.

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For more information on my Halloween No Prep Literacy Printables click here: Halloween No Prep Literacy Printables.

Glow-in-the-Dark Binary Necklaces

Binary code is a coding system using the two digits 0 and 1 to represent a letter, number, or other character within an electronic device like a computer, ipad, etc. My niece and daughter didn’t have much experience with the binary code before they started my STEM activity. They had so much fun learning about it and making their glow-in-the-dark necklaces.

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They had so much fun making these special necklaces that they decided to make some extra ones for their best friends.

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You can have your students make these on string, or for ease, you can use pipe cleaners. It’s so much easier for little hands to put the beads on pipe cleaners. Here’s the finished product.

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Have a great Halloween and make sure you check out my Binary Glow-in-the-Dark Necklace in my October STEM packet.