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Read At a Lake

Where will a book take you this summer? Don’t go JUMP in a lake; go READ at a it!  Today, we want you to take your book outside near a body of water.  Here in Cleveland, that might be Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.  In your city, it could be the ocean, a […]

Science in the Summer: Plants

Being outside is one of my favorite parts of the summer.  While you’re taking long walks in the park or lying in the grass, it is nice to stop and notice all of the science around you.  This week’s downloads are all about plants.  Younger kids can learn about the parts of a flower while […]

Pi Day Celebrations!!

Imagine my surprise when I walked into a local middle school to watch my son’s music concert and saw this beautiful sight!  What else would a math teacher do but to stop and take a picture?  Of course, my children were horrified.  My sweet daughter tried to get in the picture, but I found myself […]

An Ant’s Eye View

Ant Problem Solving Problem-solving from an ant’s perspective! A large ant has just invaded your picnic. The ant is 0.5 inches tall. Measure picnic items such as a can of soda, a blade of grass, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an apple, or other objects that might be found at a picnic. Use the chart […]

Garage Sale Summer Math

You have only a limited amount of money to spend at a garage sale. What combinations of goods can you buy without going over your limit? The file below contains the story problem worksheets. For more help with problem solving, check out our Problem Solving series. Click Here to Get the Garage Sale Math File! Simple […]

Three Ways to Highlight the Memorial Day Parade with Kids

Memorial Day Parade 1.     Have your child help find the parade. A parade is free, entertaining, and educational. Help your kids search the Internet to find the time and location of the nearest Memorial Day parade. A website sponsored by Vet Friends lists parades throughout the United States. 2.     Play Parade Detective. Print out a […]