Archive for August, 2010

Woohoo for the Wiggles!


27 Aug

Wiggles. No no no, I’m not talking about that seriously scary kids show. I’m talking about the wiggles that prevent my son from sitting still. Personally it drives me nuts, and maybe if I had a girl, I could expect her to sit quietly and peacefully while doing her work, but boys are a different story. At least my boy. Wiggle here, wiggle there, move for this, move for that. Stand. Sit. Stand again.

I’ve recently just found out how to use the wiggling to my advantage (more…)

American History and Animaniacs


06 Aug

If you were a kid during the 80’s or 90’s there are probably a number of cartoons that you remember fondly. Personally, I feel that cartoons of those two decades were of much better quality than those available to our kids today, and often they taught different things, often just basic moral values and safety tips, and weren’t just mind-numbing entertainment.

One of the more witty cartoons of the 90’s though was the show, The Animaniacs. The different season DVD collections are available, and various clips are available for free viewing on YouTube.

Remembering various segments of this show I saw how I could utilize this in our unit on US Capitols and the US Presidents.  (more…)

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