Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fun Spring Treat!

I am always in search of fun hands on ideas and tasty treats to go along with lessons and this one looks like a keeper!

Marshmallow Rainbow Kabobs


A great springtime lesson would be to talk about the weather changes and how much rainfall there is during this season. Of course storms are often times followed up with a beautiful rainbow. After lesson have the students build their own marshmallow rainbow for a tasty treat!

The visual above and instructions on how to make the kabobs can be accessed The Decorated Cookie blog.

*Tip-if you do not want to use the sugar suggested above you can use different flavors of jello. Place jello flavors in different sandwich bags for each color. Also provide a bowl of water for each jello flavor you are using. After coating the marshmallow in water, shake off the access water then place in baggie and shake. When you remove marshmallow from bag you might stain your fingers so you will want to use gloves during this process.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day Creations

What a fun week leading up to Valentine's Day!

In our life skills classroom we plan on doing some crafting and fixing a special lunch, with all students helping of course! There are so many wonderful TpT resources available to stay with the valentine theme. Here are pages of items to look through. Here is one of my FREE products for some Valentine's Day fun!
Valentine Fun FREEBIE
On Pinterest I found some very cute ideas as well that include the following:
extra valentine header
http://thecraftingchicks.com/2014/01/extra-awesome-valentine-free-printable.html
Heart Skewers: 3 easy snack ideas for healthy Valentine's Day
http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2014/01/3-healthy-strawberry-snacks-for-valentines-day.html

http://3garlandgirls.blogspot.com/2013/02/happy-valentines-day.html
Valentine Mailbox with Elmer's
http://www.oneartsymama.com/2014/01/valentine-mailbox.html

For more great ideas from crafting to food, here is a great board of ideas from Pinterest.
 Valentine's Day Projects

Enjoy!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

PVC Pipe in the Classroom

I absolutely love to find and create multiple uses for products that some people think of as only what the product is intended for. One such product is PVC pipe and fittings.

PVC is one of the most popular products to use in the home for plumbing solutions but there are so many things you can create to benefit your classroom.

As I was building up our arsenal of task products to fill our shelves, I asked my husband to create some PVC pattern designs which I took pictures of to give the students a pattern to follow. Example of our product below,
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The students love to recreate the patterns and like how they become more challenging. We also have some students that like to try creating their own pattern that we take pictures of so other students can try to recreate their design. This is just one of the many uses for PVC in the classroom. The nice thing is that I went to the local building store and told them what I was using the products for and they graciously gave me the materials shown in the box for FREE!!

Here are just a few images of ideas you could do from helping create student aids to organization.