What Are I-Statements?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


I statements are used to let someone know that you feel strongly about something without putting them on defense.  They can let the other person know that you own the feeling and are trying to deal with it yourself, but that you need help from them, without blaming them for the feeling.

For example, students might say, “I am feeling left out because I haven’t had a chance to join your game” instead of “you never let me play”.   

Why Are No Two Snowflakes Alike?

Monday, October 10, 2016
Turn your snowflake art activity into a learning experience that includes a little science and math!  Kids will be naturally curious about why no two snowflakes are alike.  Here is a little explanation.

Turn your snowflake art activity into a learning experience that includes a little science and math!  Kids will be naturally curious about why no two snowflakes are alike.  
Here is a little explanation. 

Preserving Leaves with Glycerin

Monday, October 3, 2016



Here are the steps I used for preserving leaves with glycerin.  
I then used these leaves for making texture rubbing with kids.  

Melting Crayons DIY

Friday, September 30, 2016
Wait!  Don't throw out those old crayons!  I'll show you how to melt them in the oven to make chunky crayons for kids that are perfect for texture rubbings! See steps to upcycle crayons into cheap art supplies perfect for adding texture your next art project.
These crayons turned out ALMOST too pretty to use.  (They were too much fun, though!)  Here are the easy steps to make your own chunky crayons by melting your worn out crayons in the oven or toaster oven.  Your kids will love making texture rubbings with them.  See some ideas for using your chunky crayons at the bottom of the page. 

Coloring Eggs

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
I'll show you the steps for creating gorgeous colored eggs with tissue paper.  Don't miss the free egg download at the bottom of the page.
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