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Project Based Learning Activity-Ocean Animal

Operation: Ocean Animal: Project Based Learning Activity Grades 3-8 This project based learning activity takes your students into the world of marine biology! Acting as marine animal research team members, students will: Choose an ocean animal to research in an … Continue reading

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Love Sewing?

Vintage and Newer Sewing Patterns Late Night Coffee on Etsy!

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The Business of Reselling

At the beginning of a new year, many people begin to look into ways of making extra money in the upcoming months.  Reselling items is usually on that list of possible ways. But what if you are interested in it to not … Continue reading

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“Out with the old and…..into the thrift stores!”

The holiday season is over….but a new thrifting season just heated up! After the holidays, people like to donate all the items they just replaced.  Also, people like those great last minute tax write-offs. Appliances, toys, clothes…you name it! January is a GREAT … Continue reading

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Pocket Size History Lesson #1: Minnesota Ice Harvesting

  It’s easy to forget the convenience of ice when we merely walk to our freezers and throw a couple chunks of the frozen stuff into our drinks. But just over a hundred years ago, providing ice to people was … Continue reading

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Teaching Empathy to Students

Empathy is a really important life skill. Nurturing empathy in children is a vital way to raise generations of caring human beings. The ability to feel what another is feeling can be one of the most powerful connections we can have … Continue reading

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“Don’t Get Rid of It Yet!” Part Four: Stuffed Animals

The world has millions and millions of stuffed animals. And while some are treasured toys, never to be parted with in childhood, some are destined for the donate pile. But before you donate, make sure that it isn’t worth some … Continue reading

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“Don’t Get Rid of It Yet!” Part Three: Puzzles

Puzzles are a great activity any time of the year! But once the puzzle has completed, it’s time to move on to another one.  And that means…. MORE puzzles! But what to do with that old puzzle? Well, you could … Continue reading

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“Don’t Get Rid of It Yet!” Part Two: Dolls

Dolls are some of the hardest toys to part with in your childhood.  The love, interactions, and activities that are shared with dolls creates a great attachment to these toys. HOWEVER. If you have a pile of dolls that don’t … Continue reading

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“Don’t Get Rid of It Yet!” Part One:Games

The wrapping paper is thrown out, the cellophane has been torn off, and the cry for more batteries is being made across the country. Before you start to gather up all the old toys that are destined to the donation … Continue reading

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