Miriam draws beautiful paper dolls and their clothes. Spring 1998


next page
Songs we know and books we've read
Arts and Literature
Our first poetry book, illustrated by the first grade
Mrs. Johnson's Launch Pad
an educational launch site, initially set up for adult ESL students....
Mrs. Johnson's Hot Links
Initially set up for adult ESL students, this has great media, arts and culture, and educational links
Ali Baba's Bookshop Directory
it's a little disorganized yet--I've been moving things around
Ali Baba's Bookshop Annexe
Ali Baba's Bookshop Annexe for ESL students
Ali Baba's Old Bookshop
Ali Baba's Annexe, mirrored and colorized here; re--formatting under construction
Hey Ali!!! HTML only on this guy!

R5 Comes Alive

Play Dough: A Recipe from Mrs. Johnson's Files
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 cups water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
food coloring
Mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Add water, oil, and food coloring. Cook over low to medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Keep stirring until the mixture forms a solid ball--it gets very stiff, so use a strong wooden spoon. Knead to a nice smoothness.
When it is cool completely, seal in plastic container (old frosting jars are nice) or ziploc bag. If you use a coffee can, place dough in plastic bags first.
This dough can be used over and over and will keep for at least a month.
It's nice to make red, yellow, and blue batches and allow only two at a time:
red and yellow
red and blue
yellow and blue
to allow them to continue to learn about the mixing of secondary colors from the three primaries (RYB). After they have used them for a while, let all three out at once, with the reminder of the horrible color they turn when mixed (they will).

This page has been visited times.

This page is created and maintained © by
Alison McMahon Johnson.
Created 1 April 1998. Last updated 9 September 1998.
This is a part of the personal teaching homepages of Mrs. Johnson, aka: the fabulous Alison McMahon, Artist Extraordinaire.
Created for the students and their parents, these pages are neither endorsed by nor supported by the school district in which these classes were held.
It's in the process of being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

For some really great educational web pages, go to the LAUSD Site.

Sign My Guestbook View My Guestbook

comments? questions? e-mail me.