Easter Bunny Cake–Updated for 2016!

When I was a little unicorn loving tomboy (yes, its a possible mix), I loved this Easter Bunny Cake my mom made every … [Continue Reading]

IMG_0405 (2)

March Madness Junior Bracket and Basketball Activities for Kids

We love March Madness. It's a holiday in our house.  Click Here to Print a Free March Madness Jr Bracket! We were … [Continue Reading]

Slide1

March Madness for the Classroom and Home

  March Madness is a holiday at our house. We also seem to find numerous teachable moments centered around our … [Continue Reading]

MMColl

Revenge Plan

Having children is not easy. You hear that a lot before you have them, you just don't fully comprehend it until you … [Continue Reading]

IMG_5106 (2)

Teaching Kids Gratitude

This month at Playdough to Plato, I talk about one of my favorite life lessons for kids...practicing gratitude. Learning … [Continue Reading]

gratitudequotepic

Recently on Think Magnet

IMG_0405 (2)

Easter Bunny Cake–Updated for 2016!

When I was a little unicorn loving tomboy (yes, its a possible mix), I loved this Easter Bunny Cake my mom made every year. I even liked the coconut she … [Read More...]

More from Think Magnet

dchunkmonk3

Beanie Babies Reading Strategies

Have you seen the Beanie Baby Reading Strategies before? They are a set of animals that help teach decoding skills and another set that teach comprehension strategies. come across them a few times via Pinterest … [Read More...]

abcpersonalilzedstickerbook

Personalized Alphabet Book

There's no better way to teach your child the alphabet (or anything?) then making it about them. There's a reason the letters they often learn first are the ones in their name. It's all about ME, ME, & … [Read More...]

amywalker

YouTube Social Studies: Amy Walker and Her 21 Accents

My 8 year old has been fascinated with accents lately. Which made me remember....Amy Walker! She graciously appeared on my Facebook page one random day. I was mesmerized. I love accents. She's amazing. Here's … [Read More...]

teamallowance

Team Allowance

Our kids are 8, 6.5, & 5. We have yet to start individual allowance with them, quite frankly, it's not in the budget until fall when I go back to work. But, we recently were inspired to try out an idea we … [Read More...]

chimpbk

Chimpanzee 3D Book

So, this story begins with a bunch of chimps..kids...same thing. When I saw the preview for the Chimpanzee movie a month ago my teacher brain drooled over my popcorn. My brain churned like the caloric, nuclear … [Read More...]

GlassMagnetsPin

Back to School Teacher Gift

As a teacher and mom, I've always been obsessed with magnets. Ahem...see blog name. We often pick up a magnet when we travel. In my classroom, we have several magnetic walls. It's heavenly. As summer is … [Read More...]

IMG_5679

A Snowy Day

Our first substantial snow of the year, a few inches. Enough for a leafy snowman, a snowball fight, and some backyard sledding. We used the sledding as chance to use the Pythagorean Theorem to predict … [Read More...]