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The Rabbit Listened

Published on February 25, 2019 under Winter
The Rabbit Listened After reading our blog last week A dear friend thought of this book and ordered it and had it sent to the house. I reminded the kids of the day that Scarlet…
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Seed Planting

Published on February 22, 2019 under Winter
I want each of our days to be filled with play . I really want that play to be initiated by the kids. Sometimes I plant a seed. That seed may be materials laid out…
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Too much of a good thing

Published on February 21, 2019 under Winter
Stepping on soap box A minivan weaves through afternoon traffic. Theres a bumper sticker on the back that proclaims "mom's taxi." A generation ago few children had as much organized activity in their lives as…
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When They Don’t Need Us

Published on February 20, 2019 under Winter
Today I took out a different " toy" and added some new colored sand, Obviously , when anything new comes out it becomes the favorite activity of the day. The way we manage that chaos…
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What’s Cookin’?

Published on February 19, 2019 under Winter
Yesterday I said "Hey! Do you want to cook something tomorrow?" Of course the reply was "yes!" So we did. Today we made banana pudding ! First we made the pudding. Then we cut the…
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The Shape of Things

Published on February 18, 2019 under Winter
Shapes are all around us in natural objects, architecture, signs, and even in the numerals and letters we use. Shape knowledge underlies algebra, geometry, and other domains of higher mathematics. This complex knowledge begins with…
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Building Confidence

Published on February 15, 2019 under Winter
Building confidence in young children is an amazing way for them to gain resilience . When I feel in control of who I am I feel powerful. When I am confident I feel I am…
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Happy Valentines 2019

Published on February 14, 2019 under Winter
We read two of my favorite Valentines books today. "Froggy's First KISS" and "Dinofours Valentines Day ." Ask you little how Froggy's mom and teacher call his name. FFFFFRRRRRRROOOGGGYYYYYY! Ask them how he answers :…
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Kindergarten Ready

Published on February 13, 2019 under Winter
Yesterday I spent three hours at Northside in transition conferences for my littles that receive speech services here. This is a wonderful day. It's a time I get to really introduce my kiddos to Northside…
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Three More Days

Published on February 11, 2019 under Winter
Waiting is the hardest part for young children. They wait for meals. They wait for mom. They wait for the restroom. This week we are waiting on Valentines to get here. Randy and I arrived…
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