Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor

Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor

In this video, a group of 4th grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers.  Their teacher models her thinking on some tricky parts, asks text-dependent questions, and guides their annotation and writing.

In this video, a group of 4th grade students closely read a text about toy inventors, discussing their ideas with their peers. Their teacher models her thinking on some tricky parts, asks text-dependent questions, and guides their annotation and writing.

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Create a 5-Minute Foam Plate Flying Falcon — Kids

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Animated Sand Toys and Music Boxes - Toy inventor Mel Birnkrant demonstrates the Victorian-style toys that he and his wife Eunice created. The paper cut-out figures are powered by sand motors and wind-up music box mechanisms. Mel Birnkrant's main website: http://melbirnkrant.com/ More about Mel's music boxes: http://melbirnkrant.com/colorforms/page1.html

Animated Sand Toys and Music Boxes - Toy inventor Mel Birnkrant demonstrates the Victorian-style toys that he and his wife Eunice created. The paper cut-out figures are powered by sand motors and wind-up music box mechanisms. Mel Birnkrant's main website: http://melbirnkrant.com/ More about Mel's music boxes: http://melbirnkrant.com/colorforms/page1.html

Toy Inventor’s Notebook: Ant-Free Feeder

Toy Inventor's Notebook: Ant-Free Feeder

Toy Inventor’s Notebook: Ant-Free Feeder

Ordinary kaleidoscopes must be pointed toward a light source to work. This one has built-in illumination, so you can hold it right up against a printed page.

Toy Inventor's Notebook: Colorful Comic Kaleidoscope

Ordinary kaleidoscopes must be pointed toward a light source to work. This one has built-in illumination, so you can hold it right up against a printed page.

Toy inventor Dan Abramson has taken an interesting approach towards promoting yoga practice. He's created Yoga Joes, which are classic green plastic army men who've traded their guns in for yoga poses.

Toy inventor Dan Abramson has taken an interesting approach towards promoting yoga practice. He's created Yoga Joes, which are classic green plastic army men who've traded their guns in for yoga poses.

New toy inventors get to show off their projects this week on The Toy Box and the judges have a lot to say about each one, no two are alike

The Competition Heats up this week on 'The Toy Box' -

New toy inventors get to show off their projects this week on The Toy Box and the judges have a lot to say about each one, no two are alike

Upcycled Inventor's box - awesome Earth Day activity for teaching kids about recycling and creativity. Be sure to get the free printable idea cards!

How to Create an Upcycled Inventor's Box for Hours of Open-Ended Play

Upcycled Inventor's box - awesome Earth Day activity for teaching kids about recycling and creativity. Be sure to get the free printable idea cards!

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