Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Questions Matter!

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by Jessica

Letters Letters Everywhere!

Posted on: July 16th, 2014 by Jessica

Jump on over to Maggie’s Big Home www.maggiesbighome.com and find loads of tips for letter and number recognition.  School readiness IS fun at Maggie’s Big Home!

Our Pancake Mountain Friends!

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by Jessica

They are back and Rufus has been hard at work over at PBS Digital.  Make sure to pay them a visit this summer! http://www.youtube.com/user/pancakemountain  

Name this bird!

Posted on: June 29th, 2014 by Jessica

Maggie’s Earth Adventures Welcomes the World Cup!

Posted on: June 11th, 2014 by Jessica

Maggie’s Earth Adventures is ending the 2013-14 academic year and celebrating the start of the World Cup! We all recognize the value of sports in our children’s lives but we need to remind our students that sports are so much more than the game played on the field. Check out Football3, a wonderful program designed to teach real […]

Rio de Janeiro

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 by Jessica

This week travel to Rio de Janeiro before all the World Cup players and spectators do!  Make sure you are signed on to receive our FREE Weekly Activity Packet!

Editing Tips!

Posted on: May 20th, 2014 by Jessica

I have several ”tricks” when helping children edit papers. For my first graders, I often wore a hat that said, “EDITOR.” I made the point that we all make mistakes and even professional writers have someone read their work. I also view editing as the perfect way to get children in the ‘zone of proximal development.’ […]

Branches of Governmet

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by Jessica

We know many of you are in the final weeks of your school year. It is likely a good time to review important concepts and this week’s activity helps you accomplish at least two important objectives: editing and a review (or even introduction!) to key civics ideas. To assure you are receiving our activities FREE […]

Thank you!

Posted on: May 9th, 2014 by Jessica

We would like to finish off Teacher’s Appreciation Week by offering you this wonderful activity from Maggie’s Treasure Trove.  It’s got it all from poem to word search! Enjoy! Poem, Word Search and More-Primary Poem, Word Search and More-Intermediate

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Posted on: May 5th, 2014 by Jessica

Maggie’s Earth Adventures would like to say thank you for ALL you do!

Ocean Acidification

Posted on: April 29th, 2014 by Jessica

Why are we offering you these free graphics: oyster and scallop?  If you are receiving our free Weekly Activity Packets you should know.  If not, sign up today!! scallop oysters

Whooping Crane!

Posted on: April 23rd, 2014 by Jessica

This week we offer you a re-run.  But not your average re-run.  This activity is dedicated to Dr. Kathy’s husband, Dr. Gregory Smith, who was near and dear to our Miss Maggie team and sadly passed away in China on April 11.  “Flying Back From Extinction: Saving Whooping Cranes” is available free by signing on […]

Dr. Gregory Smith

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by Jessica

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of a dear friend  of Maggie’s Earth Adventures.  Dr. Gregory Smith died suddenly while in  Beijing, China. Dr. Smith was the husband of our Director of Education, Dr. Kathy Smith.  We often remarked how we got a “two for” with the Drs. Smith.  His legacy […]

Science or Science Fiction?

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Jessica

See how science fiction captures our imagination and translates into real-life inventions this week in our FREE Weekly Activity Packet.  Sign on today! Vea  como la ciencia ficción captura nuestra imaginación ¡y se convierte en los inventos de la vida real! en nuestra paquete semanal.  Inscribirse hoy.

Rhinos!

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by Jessica
Help Save this Species!

This week we’re highlighting the plight of this amazing beast.  If you don’t receive our FREE weekly activity packets please sign on today! It’s FAST and FREE!!

Women in Science

Posted on: March 27th, 2014 by Jessica

As part of our Women in Science series we bring you the famed astronomer, Caroline Herschel.  Make sure you sign up today to receive this activity!

Celebrate World Water Day!

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 by Jessica

In celebration of World Water Day on March 22 we are offering you one of our wonderful, water activities. This activity focuses on ways we can help solve the water crisis. For more on water issues visit Global Water Challenge. Looking at Water Problems -Primary Looking at Water Problems – Intermediate

#ToastToWater

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 by Jessica

Join the Global Water Challenge as they toast to water leading up to World Water Day on March, 22, 2014.

Happy Pi Day!!

Posted on: March 14th, 2014 by Jessica

Get your students thinking beyond their math book or worksheet and realize that many people love math enough to celebrate it! We hope you will use this Pi Day to be on the lookout for celebrations, and share any news reports. This special day also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. There is a lot to […]

Bring Back the Board Games!

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Jessica

When talking about critical thinking and problem solving it is important to stop and consider the types of indoor recess or “choice” activities you have in your classroom. Are you well stocked with Chutes and Ladders, Candy Land, etc.? Children who play lots of board games tend to do better academically.  While these may seem like […]