Monday, June 25, 2012
I used a Teacher Created Resources halloween border to make this card. Pull it out all the way and receive a little scare. Kids will love making and giving this card!
Posted by The Learning Bug at 1:36 AM
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The Designer Classroom is back at The Learning Bug! Stop in to see the latest trends in classroom decor.
There is a design theme for everyone!
Looking for a little pizazz? Poppin' Patterns is the line for you. Bright colors appear to pop off the borders and accents.
In addition to these great designer lines we have several classroom decor themes to give your room a central look and feel. Choose from robots, friendly monsters, rock n' roll, monkeys, Charlie Brown, and more!
Come in and let us help you create the classroom of your dreams!
Posted by The Learning Bug at 6:37 PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
With summer upon us, it's time to stop by The Learning Bug for some quick and fun learning activities to help your child retain their knowledge from school and get a head start for the coming year.
Here are four of our favorite summer learning products:
Our Flash Card Zone has everything you need for quick drills and introducing new concepts. For more ways to use your flash cards see these previous blog posts- Flash Card Games Part 1, Flash Card Games Part 2, Flash Card Games Part 3.
Our That's Baloney! games are perfect for at home or on the go. These cross-curricular games are packed with 500 grade-level questions.
- Players spin to see which category their challenge will come from: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies or Mystery Meat.
- Players must read the statement in the corresponding category on their card and determine whether it is true or baloney (false)
- Points are given for correct answers
- Each game includes 200 4 1/4 diameter cards, spinner, and directions
- An answer sheet with explanations of false answers is included
Summer Bridge Activities books build confidence and self-esteem with activities that prepare students for the next grade. Children complete two pages each day to retain knowledge from the previous grade and get a jump start on the coming grade.
Our son will be entering fifth grade this coming year. To give him a head start on learning his states and capitals we're using these awesome States & Capitals flash cards. These cards are a great resource for learning about each state.
Come on by and let us help you find what will help your child succeed!
Posted by The Learning Bug at 9:06 PM
Friday, June 1, 2012
Our son, Ian, went on a field trip with his fourth grade class to the Grand Canyon last week. To honor this adventure, he requested we make a Grand Canyon cake.
We set a portion of the cake mix aside and mixed in blue food coloring because he wanted the Colorado River running through it.
*If I were doing this over again, I would create layers of pink, red, and brown cake mix. That way when I dug out the center you would see the layers in the cake just like you do at the actual Grand Canyon.
Ian loved it!
Posted by The Learning Bug at 11:29 AM