Thursday, October 29, 2015

ConSpider This!

Did you know there are over 40,000 types of spiders? Did you know that spiders have six to eight eyes? Did you know there are different types of spider webs? Do you have arachnophobia?

October is a great month to do a study on spiders and these are just some of the questions children can “conspider” when participating in class discussions and research about spiders. Spiders are another scary creature for many young children, so giving them the opportunity to learn that spiders are very helpful creatures may help children with their fears.

We hope you conspider doing some of these activities!

Spider Activities:


Spider Books:

Spider Snacks:
Cookies from the Cookie "Momster" in our class!


You know what else is great about the month of October? The beautiful colors of autumn! We know not all of you may get the chance to enjoy a fall landscape, so here are some pictures of the season of autumn in Germany.
Autumn Pictures of Germany 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

We’re Going Batechy!

There have been a lot of blogs about bats this month and we know why. It is an AWESOME topic to do with young children. There is a very high interest level and lots of activities to support a study on bats. It is nice to watch how pre-conceived fears/myths are dispelled when children actually find out what bats are all about.

During our study on bats, we added a little twist with some of the tech tools we use in the classroom. We used a bat Voki, bat Chatterpix, bat Thinglink, bat QR Codes, and an i-movie. Totally batechy!


QR Codes:


Chatterpix for Kids:



Bat Books:

Bat Snacks:
Pinterest Board:

Bat Fact Booklet Product:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Travel Destination: Germany!

October is a great time of year to be in Germany. Brats, bier and brotchen (Bratwurst, beer and bread) are plentiful at the many fests celebrated during this time of year, the most famous festival being Oktoberfest held in Munich.

Food is a major attraction in the country of Germany, but there are many beautiful castles, cities and country sides to enjoy as well. The changing colors of the leaves during the season of fall bring out many people for a Volksmarch which is usually a 5k or 10k walk on a pre-determined path.

Germany is also referred to as the “Land der Dichter and Denker” which means the country of poets and thinkers. One of the most famous thinkers born in Germany is Albert Einstein.

So pack your bags (and your lederhosen and dirndls) and take your class on a “trip” to the beautiful country of Germany with some samples of good German food, building your own castle or even go on a Volksmarch!

Pictures of Germany


Four Seasons of Germany:
Traditional Foods :



Our own future Einsteins:

Picture of Science Snacks:




Miss Beezy and her family in their traditional German outfits: