‘How to make Slime’ books and supplies- Fun Summer Activity for Classroom and Home

Summer is here and the days are long, what’s an afternoon without a bit of messy fun. Here are our picks of best books about ‘How to make Slime’ and also some cool resources to get you going.

Our Top Spot Goes to

Ultimate Slime: DIY Tutorials for Crunchy Slime, Fluffy Slime, Fishbowl Slime, and More Than 100 Other Oddly Satisfying Recipes and Projects–Totally Borax Free!
If you think playing with Slime is fun, creating it is even better! That’s why we are doting over Ultimate Slime, which has over 100 borax-free recipes from the CraftySlimeCreator Alyssa Jagan

Popular Instagrammer  @CraftySlimeCreator alias Alyssa Jagan came up with the Ultimate Slime that makes creating gorgeous, satisfying slime look easy! 

Starting with the basics, the recipes, include kid-safe slime, fluffy slime, clear slime, slushy slime, slime with vibrant colors and all kinds of mix-ins to create confetti slime, iceberg slime, floam—and many more. Here is a look at the contents page of this book to see what you can make, if you wish to buy Ultimate Slime, you may click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make the recipes, we also found you a supplies kit that will give you possibly everything you need to try them out.

106 pack Slime Making Kits Supplies, Gold Leaf, Foam Balls, Glitter Shake Jars, Fishbowl Beads, Fruit Slices, Fake Sprinkles, Glitter Sequins Accessories, Slime Tools,Sugar Papers (Slime Kits), will give you all that is needed to try out the  recipes in the Ultimate Slime, so if you are going to get your hands all slimy then do it in style, with this kit.

On number 2 is Karina Garcia’s Next-Level DIY Slime
Gives you 15 borax-free recipes from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia.

In this book, the follow-up to the bestselling Karina Garcia’s DIY Slime, Karina provides recipes with new and mesmerizing scents, textures, and shine- with names like Mermaid Dream Fishbowl Slime to Teddy Bear Slime, these recipes look surely amazing, if not next level. Check out Holographic, Super Gloss, Ultra Crunch, Color Changing, Instant Clear, Slushie, Butter, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cloud, Candle, Jelly Cube, Highlighter, Cereal, Fishbowl, and Taffy slime-all with crazy, cool modifications!

There are also some personal tips on removing slime from clothing, keeping slime fresh, and becoming a professional with slime. This book is recommended for crafters ages 10 and up. We also found you a smaller kit of supplies called the 70PCS Slime Add-Ins Slime Kit for Girls and Boys Floam Beads Fish Bowl Beads Mreaind Unicorn Slime Charms Glitter Jars Slime Supplies Kit.

On Number 3 is Slime: 23 Kid-Friendly Slime Recipes with Everyday Ingredients By Mia Kennedy
This book shows you how to make kid-friendly slime without spending on extra supplies as the recipes use everyday ingredients available in most homes and kitchen cupboards. Plus, You may not have to worry about getting a shouting, as these slimes are water soluble and hence easy to clean too!!! Win-win for both parents and kids!

This guide gives:

  • 23 borax and gum-free recipes that are simple and need everyday ingredients like liquid starch, condensed milk, toothpaste
  • How to make simple slime recipes, some containing only two ingredients like the Edible candy Slime!
  • How to make glowing slime, with the most unlikely ingredient, this one would mesmerize everyone.
  • Step by Step fail-proof and clear directions
  • How to avoid common slime making mistakes, and troubleshooting for faulty slimes.
  • How to safely make and preserve slime

We hope you like our recommendations of ‘All about Slime’ books and supplies, use the links to buy or leave us a comment. Keep reading, keep having fun!

Browzly helps make reading in school fun and also helps schools communicate with each other, check out our website. To enroll in our upcoming 2019 Summer Reading Challenge or try Browzly in your school or class, write to us on support@browzly.com.

Happy Sliming!

 

Please note: Slime is not edible, so don't ever eat it. Also, be careful not to stain any walls, sheets or sofas in your house, best to head to the garage or spread a newspaper on the floor before you start, so everyone is happy. Non water soluble Slime stains can be hard to get rid of.As an Amazon Associate, Browzly earns from qualifying purchases

1 cool way to improve teacher-parent and teacher-student communication in your school

As a school parent governor and a parent myself, I often hear complaints from parents about missing important school updates. Parent partnership in schools is very often an area of opportunity, which, if maximized can benefit schools in many different ways. The school post feature of Browzly aims at solving exactly this problem- communication and connectedness. Communication for all different users – teacher-parent, teacher-student, and school – parent and even from parent governing body to other parents, can all be substantially improved using the Browzly school portal and app

Here are 10 reasons why Browzly Communicator is a superior option to those most often used?

  1. Extremely easy to use interface (view the video to see it in action): Posts are created through a web-based online dedicated school portal made accessible to school admins and teachers and can be viewed by school users on their devices, laptops or desktops through the Browzly app or the website.
  2. Attractive & friendly UI with the ability to show videos, images, and pdf files: Most social media does not allow upload or viewing of pdf files and many school communicators would need you to download any files before viewing. On  Browzly, school users- parents, students, and teachers can optionally view, search and save posts appearing in the school post feed on Browzly.
  3. No irrelevant posts- target your audience as required– Instead of school members having to set their post preferences, Browzly gives this control to post creators- the teachers and school admins. So each post can be targeted to customized and relevant school members who need to be communicated to. eg- teachers could create posts targeting just their class students or only their class parents, they could also select both. Heads of school may create posts targeting only the teachers.
  4. Notifications to select audience: When a post is created, a push and on app notification is sent to all the targeted members only- increasing the likelihood of your communication being successful as well as relevant.
  5. It’s interactive: Viewers can like and comment on posts- making it a 2-way communication! Get to know the feedback, take a poll or know who would be participating in your upcoming event/competition/meeting whatever it is that you post about.
  6. Keep it academic or use it as a full-fledged school communicator: Browzly is your school readers community but how you use the school post feature is up to you, eg- declare reading challenge winners and recommend books to read to keep it focused on literacy or share any school update, competition or homework, you can use it how you wish as school post feed remains separate from reading community updates!
  7. @mention specific school members: To bring attention to specific school members you can tag them in the comments section, and trigger a notification that gets their attention
  8. Step up your school parent partnership: Whilst Browzly already connects school parents to participate and help their school communities read more and swap books, giving school post creation access on the Browzly school portal, to your selected parent reps can help them send updates and communication to the parents in your school; helping them improve wider parent involvement and participation in your school events, fundraisers and communication.
  9. Come closer to your school members: Not just broadcast but get a chance to listen as Browzly allows you to view, moderate and participate in important discussions between your school members that happen on posts- both in readers’ community, on school posts as well as in chats that users are connected in when they swap books with each other. Keep a finger on the pulse of your school and stay close to their hearts.
  10. Cost-effective, private, secure & very fast to set up– Browzly delivers multiple solutions that foster a happy, secure, connected, learning community within schools, that encourage and inspire each other to connect, inform, talk, read, and swap books to make reading more fun and cool; Set up takes less than an hour and involves signing up school admins, teachers & families as well as uploading books from the school library, this process is made so simple that it can even be self-guided through easy to follow video tutorials and can all be completed in less than an hour! Each school community and its updates are only visible to members within its school and therefore all information remains private and secure.

To set up a trial for your school, write to support@browzly.com or sign up on the website http://browzly.com

If you would like to read about the 3 picture books to learn more about Ramadan, as featured in this video you can click here

If you teach in a school already using Browzly, just get yourself added as an Admin, to the Browzly school portal, by your Browzly school lead or admin and ask for access to the Community feature.

 

 

Blog post by Bhavna Mishra

3 easy books for children to learn about Ramadan

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims around the world but in the Middle East, its celebration and observance impact fasting, as well as non-fasting folks alike. The school and work timings are changed, eating in public places and many restaurants may not be acceptable during daylight hours and children and families find it quite incredible that some children as young 8 years old, start to fast! Non-muslim expats especially children become quite curious at this time, whilst wondering what may or may not be the acceptable behavior to follow. Whilst a general etiquette of tolerance and respect is a perfect guideline, here are 3 easy to read books, that Browzly recommends for all little ones to get to know about Ramadan and Eid.

  1. It’s Ramadan, Curious George by Hena Khan & H.A Rey, is a widely recommended children’s book about Ramadan. A picture board book with colorful illustrations, it will make an interesting and easy read to read aloud in class or at home, as it presents both the life of Kareem and perspective of Geroge the monkey as he sees his friend Kareem fast for the very first time. Find & buy It’s Ramadan, Curious George here

2. Owl & Cat Ramadan is… by Emma Apple is our pick because of its fun illustrations, bright colors and easy short texts that give an essence of the spirit of Ramadan. Loosely based on the characters from the timeless children’s poem The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear, this book helps children learn about friendship, family and tolerance with humor that transcends differences of cultures and religion. Again a good read for multicultural classrooms. Buy Owl & Cat: Ramadan Is… here 

3. Nabeel’s New Pants by Fawzia Gilani Williams is a light-hearted picture book telling the tale of Nabeel who is shopping for gifts for his family for Eid. Nabeel buys a pair of pants for himself and asks his mother, wife, and daughter to hem them for him, but no one has the time as they are all busy preparing for the upcoming festivities. The tale comes to a humorous end when Nabeel finds out that everyone including himself hemmed the pants and he ended up with a pair of shorts instead.  Find and buy Nabeel’s New Pants here 

Share these books with your students in class or recommend to parents for a read at home. Browzly makes is easy to communicate with parents, students and teachers using the Browzly app and dedicated school portal- write to us on support@browzly.com to know more about how to make communication within your school and class members easier or watch this video here and read more about Browzly communicator here

 

 

 

 

 

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3 brilliant teacher lifehacks with Browzly- reading that’s fun for students and easy for teachers to track

With Browzly reading becomes fun for students and easy for teachers to track:
Here are 3 brilliant teacher lifehacks that are made possible with Browzly!
1. If you’ve been wondering how to best communicate with your parents, students, and teachers, here’s your solution! Teachers can create and push customized social posts to their desired class students, parents and teachers with a simple web login. Send pdf files, images or videos of activities, homework, competitions practically anything you wish, you may also use Browzly as your school communicator! Read more about the Create Post feature here! this is how it appears on your target group’s app-
School Posts as seen by your users on Browzly

 

2. Reduce your workload, with Browzly, parents get committed to their child’s daily reading and tracking with the app is easy peasy. If you’ve been wondering how to get your students to read 20 minutes every day, here is your solution! Ask your students to post on Browzly every day after they read, optional book reviews – video and text may get them extra house points, then sit back and relax scrolling as your app notifies you when your students post absolutely adorable reviews or log in to your school portal in your own time and see the activity of your entire class drilled down by student.
3. Be the favorite: Run super simple fun activities on selected days to build not just reading fluency and comprehension but build enterprise, teamwork, presentation, negotiation and much more! Find more activities here

Browzly set up takes less than 2 hours of your time! Write to us on support@browzly.com and we will set up for you a free 35-minute webinar that you can attend from the convenience of your desks and get to know all about the latest innovation in reading that’s revolutionizing the way children read!
Blog post by Bhavna Mishra

5 fun & easy class activities to celebrate reading and inspiring reading for pleasure: Browzly Class Activities

The month of March is celebrated as the National Month of Reading in the honour of Dr. Seuss’ birthday! If you are looking for some easy activities to make reading more fun in your classroom, look no further, just read on and select the activities that work for you!

Please write to support@browzly.com if you would like a free and easy setup for your class or if you have any questions about how to use it? Reading will be so much more fun when you do it with Browzly!

  1. The Book Market

This fun activity will help children develop: Comprehension, Enterprise skills, Presentation, Negotiation, Teamwork, Confidence, Critical Analysis, and Creativity

The Activity
Every child brings a book from home to trade in class and has to present for a minute, talking about why everyone should read their book? Once done presenting, children should add their books to swap shop on Browzly – they can do this by scanning the ISBN code at the back of their book using the Browzly app. Children can then request to swap the books they liked from each other on the app and also accept requests made on their books by their classmates. Once requests are accepted, they can chat on the app and exchange the books right there in class!

Click here to download a printable pdf of this activity

The Reward

Announce the winning trader- the child whose book got the most number of requests and the one who made the best pitch!

Teacher Tips 

Teachers may help record book marketing videos to upload as video reviews on  Browzly so other teacher, students, and parents can watch, like and comment to encourage the students. Children can also make posters and bookmarks marketing their books to display in the class.

Have fun while you learn!

Get to be a book trader, Market your book, Discover new titles, Ask questions
Develop: Entrepreneurship, Negotiation, Presentation, Comprehension, Teamwork, Confidence, Critical Analysis, Expression, Creativity

2. Reading Tag! Who Makes The Longest Chain?

This fun activity will help children develop: Reading Fluency, Comprehension, Teamwork, Confidence, Critical Analysis, Writing and expression.

The Activity
One member of the class kicks off the chain by writing a text or adding a video book review for a book of their choice on the Browzly app. Then they tag a friend from their class by @mentioning their name in the comments of their community post. The tagged friend get notified about their turn and then he or she has to add the next review of any book of their choice and tag another child to continue the class chain till the end of allotted time (a full week is recommended)

Click here to download a printable pdf of this activity

The Reward

At the end of the week, the class with the longest chain wins a Free Dress Day or a special treat!

Teacher Tips

Sign in yourself and your students on Browzly, you can do this easily by just scanning your class QR code or through for login credentials shared with you. Start by adding a review yourself, then tag any  one child from your class to start the chain

Have fun while you learn!

Help & motivate your class to win, Read with friends, Appreciate their views
Discover new books, Learn how to review a book?
Develop: Reading Fluency, Comprehension, Teamwork, Confidence, Critical Analysis, Expression & Writing

3. It’s Chapter Book Time

This fun activity will help children develop: Reading Fluency, Comprehension, Confidence, Critical Analysis, Writing and expression.

The Activity
After a chapter of the class reader is read, children reflect on it by writing a text review on the Browzly app. Every time a new chapter is completed they just to go to their review for the same book on their Browzly app profile, press edit and add further comments about the next chapter they just finished in class, to have a comprehensive comment by the end of the book that can be read aloud in the class.

Click here to download a printable pdf of this activity

The Reward

Great pieces of children’s reflections are digitally recorded for the whole school community to enjoy and appreciate through the app or by reading aloud in class.

Teacher Tips

Seed questions for students to answer through school posts section in the school portal, then comment or chat encouraging improvisations, class group discussion including different points of view

Have fun while you learn!

Enjoy writing and reading detailed reviews and get amazing comments from teachers, friends, and parents
Develop: Comprehension, Deep Understanding, Confidence, Critical Analysis,  Expression, Writing, Group Discussion

4. Class Pinboard

This fun activity will help children develop: Planning, Creativity, Performance and target tracking

The Activity
Create a Readers Pin Board for your class.
Print and display your class reader profiles from Browzly on it
Mark star readers or stick star reviews of the week. Keep a tally of total books marked by the class as a whole
Stick favorite quotes from the books read this week

Click here to download a printable pdf of this activity

 

The Reward

Appreciation, bragging rights & house points

Teacher Tips

Ask students to update tally marks as they read. Create a whole school board in  the school reception and mark term and year reading champions

Have fun while you learn!

Get Inspired, Track Progress
Develop: Planning, Organisation, Creativity, Teamwork, Performance and Target tracking

5. Reading Pledge

This activity will help children develop: Planning, Organisation
Commitment, Love of reading

The Activity
Everyone calls a number of books they would target reading in the term, then research and select titles to read corresponding to their target.
Add the selected titles to the wishlist on Browzly app and track your class pinboard as well. Help each other find books on the wishlist through swap shop or and share the list with the library to procure.

Click here to download a printable pdf of this activity

The Reward

A class trip for the class that gets closest to their target as a team, prizes for 100% achievement

Teacher Tips 

Use recommendations from Browzly, teachers and your friends to discover books to put on your wishlist. Small or big set a target- even one from zero is progress

Have fun while you learn!

Get Inspired, get Reading, Track Progress
Develop: Planning, Organisation, Commitment, Love of reading

We hope you enjoy these activities in class. If you run one of these in your class please do share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagging @browzly

Happy Reading and Happy Browzly!

Blog by Bhavna Mishra

I Spy Seven: A fun way to compose a poem when you are ridiculously bored. Try it!

This one afternoon, I was thoroughly bored and unknowingly started creating a poem in my head.  There is a term called ‘serendipity’- which means a chance discovery or a happy accident, for I had no idea what was going to come out, but it led to the invention of a  random method for anyone to compose a poem, anywhere! Try it out and share what stroke of random creativity hit your grey cells?

So, this activity is highly recommended when you are very bored and screens are out of bounds! If it is a holiday and you are sitting at home, then try this out on your own, if you are at school (and in this case, we hope it is not a case of boredom but you do this as a class activity), try this out in groups of 2 to 3 with your classmates . Try venturing somewhere outdoors  – to the garden, to the zoo, to the balcony, to the supermarket, with just a paper, a pencil and your head. If you cannot go to an outdoor place, open any chapter of a book you recently read.

I have created some class resources to download and print, they are available at the bottom of this post. If you like this activity, please be good to let us know and share via our twitter handle @browzly – this activity is about using observation, creativity, vocabulary, and grammar to compose a poem. Here is how our poem turned out! 🙂

Big Beckoning Bed
Cracked Creaking Cupboard
Dutiful Demanding Desk
Narcissistic Napping Newspaper  
Languid Leaning Lamp
Tiny Talking TV                                                                                                                

The Bedroom 

What is I spy Seven?

I Spy Seven is a simple Seven line poem consisting of two adjectives and a noun, inspired by your surroundings or a book you recently read.

I Spy Seven Example                                      

What do you need?

Paper and pencil

If you are with some friends, you can split into groups of 2 or 3 otherwise try on your own.

How do you start? Choose the book you wish to get inspiration from or select your own special place- your classroom, the field, the nursery, it can be anywhere. Ask your teacher or a parent and head there, agree to meet back in 20 minutes.

What do you do?

  1. Make 3 columns on your paper-

One for nouns (all the things, the objects, the people, that you see around you or find in your book) eg- Grass, Cage, Book, Desk, Teacher, Drums, Water etc

Second for adjectives ( words that help you picture, explain, give more details about your nouns) eg- Big, Pretty, Grumpy, Funny, Angry, Wavy

Third for adjectives ending in ‘ing’ eg-  Boring, Glittering, Shining, Moving, Rippling, Weeping

2. Start writing the nouns first- list all and as many as you can see around you or in your book

3. List the adjectives in column 2, any adjectives ending with ‘ing’ go in column 3 – come up with as many adjectives as you can, that help to picture your nouns better.

4. Pick a Noun from your list, eg- Grass

5. Next, pick one ‘ing’ and one ‘non-ing’ adjective at random from your list, making sure that both these adjectives start with the same alphabet as your noun. Eg- Grumpy and Glittering start with G as does Grass. If you need more words starting with some alphabets, think harder and add to your list.

6. Now you are ready to write the first line of your poem- write the non-ing adjective as your first word, next, add the adjective ending with ‘ing’ and lastly add your Noun at the end of the line eg- Grumpy Glittering Grass

7. Once happy with your first line, you can pick the words for your second line, just make sure you do not repeat the same first alphabet, in our case, for example, your second set of words should not begin with G.

8. Repeat till you have written 6 lines, in the 7th line write the name of your place or surrounding or the book title at the bottom. eg- The Field

Make a neat copy of your poem on a fresh page and feel free to add in a drawing of what you wrote about.

Click on the link below to download and print, free to use the I Spy Seven resources for your class activity. It’s free! The download pack includes Instructions sheets, Randomizer and Poem sheets

I Spy Seven By Browzly

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @Browzly and share with us what you create.

Written by Bhavna Mishra: Founder of Browzly

 

5 tips to write a great book review

5 tips to write a great book review

How to write a book review? 5 simple tips for students to write great book reviews

These 5 tips to write a great book review are created to inspire young readers to write useful book reviews that help their friends select the books they will enjoy the most. These steps can be used to review any book you read. On Browzly, you can add both text and video reviews and create a timewline record of all the books you’ve read as well as all the reviews you ever wrote

  1. A Great Start  : 

When to write a book review? A review of any book is best written when you have just finished reading that book- the plot is fresh in your mind and you remember most of it. A little nudge from the parents or teachers at this time will go a long way in getting the children started. A good start is half the battle, it will have your creative juices flowing in no time– To start off – pick a favorite quote or line from your book and write that verbatim, mentioning that it is a line or quote from your book (mention the book title and page number). Feel free to include a few words about why you chose that quote in particular…

Don’t worry, if you did not like the book  – after all, it is a review and you are supposed to give genuine feedback, mention what you did not like and set the tone of your review –  here is an example-

“I should begin at the beginning, I know that. But the trouble is that I don’t know the beginning. I wish I did. I do know my name” – Would you call that interesting?  Well, you might, but for me, it did not catch my attention as I started reading these first lines on Page 1 of Alone on a Wide Wide Sea by Michael Morpurgo. I usually like his books, he is an award-winning author with many great books such as  Shadow, The War Horse, etc to his credit…”.

2. Answer these questions- you may answer all or some of them

Q1.  What was your book about?

For example- You could say- “This book is about a boy who lived and became the one to…”

Q2 What caught your attention, that you selected this book to read- was it the cover, the author, the blurb, a recommendation or a prize that this book has won- talk about what got you to select this book in the first place?

Q3. Was there a notable part or character  Did you connect with a character, did someone disgust you or make you laugh or cry?

Q3. How did this book make you feel? Describe the emotions you felt. Did they match with how the characters in the book feel?

Q4 Did you learn anything new? If you are reviewing a non-fiction book, you may have gathered interesting facts that others might enjoy too, you can talk about them. In case your book is fiction- you may have learned about a new place or time in history or noticed how different characters might behave in different situations, you may have also added new words to your vocabulary, that you would love to remember.

3. Say who might like reading this book– For example “I recommend this book for- mention age, gender, and type of readers” this would help readers select the book that’s right for them

Review your review: Read what you wrote to make your final edits- check for SPAG (spellings, punctuation, and grammar) and summarize with a title that goes with your review!

4. A star rating: Give your book a rating out of 5 stars, here is a simple star guide for you.

5 stars= I loved this book so much that I couldn’t put it down until the end and I can read it again!

4 stars= This was a great book, I enjoyed it and can recommend it as a one-time read.

3 stars= This is a good book, some people may like it, I finished reading it.

2 stars= I did not like this book much, I finished it with some effort.

1 star= I did not like this book, I could not finish it.

Reviews help everyone in making the right reading choices. You can post your reviews on the Browzly app, this will help you create a timeline record of all the books you read and what you thought about them at the time. As we grow older, we may not remember everything we learned or felt, this is a great way to preserve our thoughts and feelings. You can also help your friends select the right books when you share your reviews. Reviews are also a great encouragement for the writers who painstakingly create these books for us to enjoy!

If you have any ideas to add to these tips please, write them in comments and we may add them to this list. If you write any reviews using these tips, we would love to see them!

To use Browzly in your class or school- please write to us on support@browzly.com, you may also visit our website to connect with us through the sign-up form

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4 reasons why you should read more?

Does Reading A Book Exercise Your Mind? – Blog by Naz Ahmed

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Reading is the ultimate workout for the brain.

Learning new things stimulates your mind. Intelligence depends on one’s ability to learn

• Reading expands your vocabulary
• Reading improves your communication skills
• Reading develops your analytical skills
• Reading boosts your memory
• Reading makes it easier for you to focus

Here we talk about four reasons why you should read more:

Continue reading 4 reasons why you should read more?