Thursday
Aug232012

Rock Stars Bulletin Board Set

Rock Stars Bulletin Board Set

This rock music themed bulletin board set comes with a stage (approx. 23.25" x 16.75"), 3 band members, blank header, 12 border strips, 32 backstage passes, and a resource guide. Backed with Night Sky Fadeless Paper.

 

Where did the term rock and roll come from?

"The term "rock and roll" was originally a nautical term which has been used by sailors for centuries. It refers to the rock (fore and aft motion) and roll (sideways motion) of a ship. The expression can be found in English literature going back to the 1600's, always referring to boats and ships."

Source: Wiki Answer

Monday
Aug202012

Flat Stanley Scrapbook

Many are familiar with the children's book "Flat Stanley" by Jeff Brown. The story is about a young boy named Stanley. One night Stanley is laying in bed when a bulletin board falls on him, making him flat. Stanley and his brother take advantage of Stanley's flatness by sending him on adventures, sliding him under doors, and mailing him to friends in envelopes.

In 1995 the book became the inspiration for The Flat Stanley Project, created by 3rd grade teacher Dale Hubert. To participate in the Flat Stanley Project, students had to read the story, create a paper version of Flat Stanley, and mail him on adventures with family and friends, who were instructed to treat Stanley as if he were a real-life guest. During this time, the students kept a journal of Flat Stanley's travels.

Below is a wonderful example of a Flat Stanley Scrapbook Journal. It was created by 2nd grader, Ronnie, with the help of a family friend and his mother, Rachelle, a School Aids employee.


Before Ronnie mailed Flat Stanley to his family friend, Sister Mary, he was instructed to write her a friendly letter describing the project and her soon-to-be visitor. Stanley's first stop was the Tower of the Americas. Ronnie was mailed a post card for every location Stanley visited.

 

As you can see in the photos above, Stanley had a lot of fun. He learned about the history of the Alamo and got to drive a boat at the Riverwalk in San Antonio. Ronnie also had fun seeing where Stanley traveled. The project served as a great way to develop letter and journal writing skills, as well as sparking an interest in history, culture, and geography. Because Ronnie now has a scrapbook documenting Stanley's travels, he can revisit the locations Stanley went and add new places as he continues to travel.

Wednesday
Aug152012

We're Wild About Bulletin Board Set

We're Wild About Bulletin Board Set

15 Pc. We're Wild About… Bulletin Board Set. Watch out! Can it be? Those safari animals are driving jeeps! Kids love jungle animals so they're sure to love this wild and crazy set of cutouts! A great way to decorate the classroom, this colorful We're Wild About… bulletin board set includes zebras, lions, parrots, leopards, monkeys, a rhinoceros, an ostrich, an elephant in a jeep and a "We're Wild About…" title sign (approx. 20” x 17”). Animals vary in size from 8” to 11”. Correlates to state standards. Recommended for grades K-3.

Trimmed with Terrific Trimmers Zebra  and Terrific Trimmers Tiger backed with Fadeless Paper 

Facts about Safari Animals:

"To see a lion in its natural habitat is one of the main attractions of going on safari in Africa. You're more likely to see one snoozing than in active pursuit of dinner since they tend to rest for about 20 hours a day. Lion populations are dwindling, but you will see them in the major parks and reserves including Kruger, Maasai Mara, and the Serengeti. Lions are social and live in prides (unlike other cats) so they are easier to spot than a cheetah or leopard.

The African elephant is the largest land mammal on earth and you'll be in awe the first time you see one on safari. Elephants live in woodlands, forests, deserts and savanna, spread across 37 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Elephants are quite peaceful if left alone, but if threatened - watch out. There's nothing quite like being charged at by 12,000 lb's of animal, flapping its ears and trumpeting loudly. Elephants can be over 14 feet tall and 30 feet wide. They drink 30-50 gallons of water every day and are vegetarians."

For more infomration on safari animals visit the link below...

Source: Africa Travel

Wednesday
Aug082012

Dive Into Learning Bulletin Board Kit

Dive Into Learning Bulletin Board Kit

Includes treasure chest, 20in. x 14.25in. 4 divers, largest approx. 9.75in. x 23.25in. 31 sea animal accents. "Dive Into Learning!" header. Jeweled fish blank header.

Trimmed with Blue Waves Mighty Brights Border  AND Ocean Waves Border backed with ocean paper.

 

Facts about Diving:

"Ever wonder why everything appears blue in underwater pictures and movies? The water above divers filters all the red and yellow light, making everything appear to have a blue hue. Diving with an artificial light source will allow you to see true color under water."

Source:Islander Dive Center

Monday
Aug062012

Mix It Up Chameleon: Chameleon Color Hop

Video Lesson: Chameleon Activities

Recommended Materials:

"Weclome Chameleons" by Scholastic

Check out these teacher developed activities you can use in your classroom.

Watch the video below to see all the great ideas!

( You may want to grab a pen and some paper for notes. )