Friday, 21 August 2015

How to make Geography lessons stick

How to make geography le
ssons stick - Educents 
How do you teach geography? Do you spend hours creating a map, labelling, cutting and pasting? It's so fun imagining all the ways this Mona MELisa reusable US Map that can be used in the classroom or at home. All the states, capitols, and geogra phic information is ready for you to stick on to the map!

  Here are a few geography activities to try:
  1. Playing "Name That State" with family an d friends during the holidays. What better way to get the whole family together than a game for kids of all ages. Work in teams or alone to identify stat es and challenge seasoned family members in lightning fast rounds.
  2. Need a little direction? Use the compass to have children in the class describe where states are in relation to each other.Let your kiddos take turns directing each other around the country by using the directions on the compass. They'll have an awesome time walking their fingers from east from west in search of the correct state-- but be sure to watch out for the oceans!
  3. Guess and reveal state capitals by peeling awa y the brightly colored shapes. Remembering capitals can be tricky, but the easy to peel states with state capitals hidden underneath offer up a great way to ditch the flashcards and take the learning to the walls!
  4. Keep track of where you've been (or where you're going). I love this one! Use the state names to label the states wh ere all of the students in your class have been.
What a cool tool for your geography lessons! Don't miss out on all this time-saving geography tool, so be sure to check out the discounted Peel, Play & Learn sets on the Educents site. Mona Melissa Peel &amp
; Play Geography Set
Looking for more ways to save on geography resources? Check out more geography deals.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Back to school Science projects

Check out these science experiments, science freebies, and science books that will make back-to-school fun for everyone. Science Projects - Educents Blog

Magic School Bus Polymer Group Pack

Seat belts everyone! Get ready to grow amazing polymers! Young Scientists grow super balls, snow, rainbow beads, crystal gels, and polymer flowers while learning about the importance and science of super-absorbent polymers. This kit provides enough materials for 30 students and is great for the classroom, after-school programs, science enrichment, boys and girls scouts, camps, and a Magic School Bus birthday Party!

FREE - Osmosis: The Colourful Celery Experiment

Experiment - Educents Blog
Are you teaching your students about osmosis? Perhaps it is a part of your science curriculum, or maybe you want to just do a little experimenting... The Colourful Celery Experiment is the perfect introduction to Osmosis. Your students will learn how water moves with this fun experiment.


Science Story eBooks - 50% OFF

Follow Merrin and Pearl to combine science with adventure in Brainiacs. Also learn about the nervous, digestive, immune, skeletal and circulatory system with a five part series from Human Body Detectives eBooks.

Magic School Bus Inspired Planet Study - 30% OFF

Plan games, worksheets, and colouring pages to expand your young astronomer's understanding of space! Planets  

More Science Resources

Looking for more inspiration for science experiments? Check out these resources:
  • The Young Scientists Club - Engage boys and girls around the world in an educational science ad venture that lasts a lifetime.
  • Science printables for older kids - Teach With Fergy offers printable task cards, complete science un its, PowerPoint lessons, and more!
  • STEM Mystery Books - Teach science and math with these books full of dozens of one-minute mysteries that kids love to solve!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Grab some bargains in the TPT One Day Bonus Sale

Don't miss your chance to grab some great bargains today in the TPT One Day Bonus Sale!
There are loads of resources in my store that you can use for the first few weeks back at school, including "First Day Jitters" and "The Apple Pie Tree". You will also find lots of resources to support Common Core, and a whole range of colourful Open House slideshows, including pirates, cheerleaderscarnival and my latest sock hop theme.
My whole store is on sale at 20% off! And if you use the discount code MORE15 at checkout, you will save even more. Clicking either of the TPT ads will take you straight to my store.
Happy shopping all!

Free lessons for kids about Ancient Egypt

Tut Mini Unit - Educents
Students LOVE to learn about King Tut and Ancient Egypt! Download a FREE lesson for kids about Ancient Egypt and jump into King Tut's history! The freebie has several activities included in this pack, including reading comprehension, math review, map skills, and timeline practice, so there are a multiple ways to use them.

Hieroglyphics Math

King Tut Mini Unit - Educents
Use these fun pages to practice place value and/or addition and subtraction skills! Page 12 of the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie asks students use the symbols to determine the number. The following page goes a step further and asks students add or subtract numbers.

Fun facts about Ancient Egypt:

  • The Egyptian alphabet contained more than 700 hieroglyphs!
  • Egyptians believed cats were a sacred animal and having a pet cat would bring a household good luck.
  • Ancient Egyptians invented pens, toothpaste, and a game very similar to bowling.

More Ancient Egypt resources:

Mini Bio: King Tut - Here's a mini bio about King Tut to go with your mini unit!

Ancient Egypt Lapbook - Study interesting facts about the discovery of hieroglyphic writing, the Rosetta Stone, the great King Tutankhamun, the lovely Cleopatra and more. Recipes From Egypt - Delight your little cooks with two authentic and easy-to-make recipes from Egypt: Tameya (the original veggie burger), and Basboosa (Semolina cake with honey and lemon). My Book About E gypt - My Book About Egypt takes elementary students to the cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta, and Giza.   King Tut Mini Unit - Educents Want free lessons for kids about Ancient Egypt? Download the King Tut Mini-Unit Freebie on Educents!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Amazing Clipart Offer!

For a very limited time Sonya DeHart is offering LIFETIME access to ALL of her past designs as well as her FUTURE designs!  


Who is it for?
Teachers, Homeschoolers

What is included?

::::::::::::::::::::::: LIFETIME FILE ACCESS ::::::::::::::::::::::::

For a very limited time Sonya is offering LIFETIME access to ALL of her past designs as well as her FUTURE designs! Please click "PREVIEW" to read full details. 

✔ UPDATE: 50 BRAND NEW Sets added since the launch of this bundle. Be sure to check the Latest Products folder for August :) 

::::::::::::::::::::::: WHAT YOU GET ::::::::::::::::::::::::

Unlimited access to Sonya's convenient database of files. Browse and download at your leisure. Most files are saved in zip format for your convenience, and previews are provided. 

The database is also searchable and you can choose to view by list, icon, or panel mode from the upper right corner once logged in (Tip: I prefer Column View :) All files are organized by category, and all new products are added to the new products folder by month and year.

Link to database and password is provided in the .pdf with purchase and the link in the .pdf is clickable for your convince

✔ Over 9 Gigabytes of design files are available at present
✔ Over 10,000 individual files are in the database within the zip files

::::::::::::::::::::::: CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ::::::::::::::::::::::::

The following files are currently available within the database, and all new creations will be added in the future. Commercial use allowed on all products. 

✔ 28 Alphabet Sets
✔ 64 Frame and Border Sets
✔ 93 Clip Art Sets
✔ 78 Seamless Vector Patterns
✔ 110 Digital Paper Packs
✔ 385 Glitter Textures
✔ 26 Texture Sets
✔ Black Line Versions of my Clip Art (Working on getting them all in black line for you! )

✔ Don't Forget: 50 BRAND NEW Sets added since the launch of this bundle. Be sure to check the Latest Products folder for April to August :) 

✔ Plus all future designs! 

Click on the image above for more details.

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