Sunday, September 1, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Start off your summer with this challenge: build a duct tape boat using only cardboard and duct tape -- it can be any size or any shape. Then, test it and send in your pictures:)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Quick research project: choose a famous person and search for 3 quotes by that person. Then, combine just 3-5 words from each of the quotes to create a new quote for daily living. It can be silly or serious. Post your quotes in the comment section below with the name of the person whose quotes you altered. Here's an example: Martin Luther King said: We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. Altered quote: We must learn a true education is that love is great.
Monday, April 22, 2013
It's Spring. So, here's a spring challenge for you. Ask your student to go outside and find 20 leaves or petals (preferably on the ground). Then give the student a piece of white paper, some glue, and a box of markers and tell them to create a piece of art that represents something real or imagined that lives in nature. Send in some pictures. We'd love to see what you create!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Check out this awesome solution to 10 Books (words from each of the 10 books in bold): Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Fire Crackers went off. I looked up and the stars dot the sky like some one opened a jar. My little sister and our dog run fast in the grass. The dog turns around and gives me a big doggy grin. "Aawww," I say to the dog. "Go," I say as the dog turns back to my sister. I look at my mom and dad sitting on a picnic blanket with my baby sister, I grin, I cannot help it. I am staring up at the sky, we hear a big boom, red and blue dot the sky. "Pretty," I said. by Ashlyn, age 10 For more solutions, check the comments on the 10 Books post. Everyone did a marvelous job! Note: there are more solutions in the comments section below the original challenge -- congrats to you all!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Gather up ten books. Go to page 30 of every book and write down the 30th word on that page. Now, using those ten words, write a story that is only 10 sentences long. Send us your stories and we'll post them! Check out two awesome solutions sent in by clicking on the comments to this post! Great work!!!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
If you haven't thrown them out or recycled them already, use all of your holiday cards to create a circus, complete with animals, acts, and clowns. You may use 1 sheet of blank white paper, 1 black sharpie and glue or tape as needed. Send pictures!