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halloween word search
October 26, 2011 4 comments

halloween word search

Homework time over here this week and last has been a little spooky. Just a bit. Cora and Owen have been rockin the Halloween Word Search, which I made last ...

boo! it's halloween GHOST bingo!
October 21, 2011 10 comments

boo! it’s halloween GHOST bingo!

Yeeees! It’s here.  It’s creepy, it’s crazy, and it’s a little bit spooky (not really). It’s for everyone, it’s loved by adults and kids alike (okay, my kiddos and me), ...

leafy, outdoor alphabet letter hunt
October 19, 2011 4 comments

leafy, outdoor alphabet letter hunt

It’s very leafy over here. With tons of huge trees dropping leaves at about a million per minute, our yard and house is covered. But before I pulled out the ...

new for us friday: leapfrog LeapPad (& giveaway!)
October 14, 2011 533 comments

new for us friday: leapfrog LeapPad (& giveaway!)

We are indeed a LeapFrog family.  (And that’s not really New-For-Us-Friday news, I know. . . ) We are a LeapFrog family because waaaaay back when, the day the LeapFrog ...

halloween joke lunchbox notes: spooky, fun laughs
October 12, 2011 5 comments

halloween joke lunchbox notes: spooky, fun laughs

It’s almost Halloween! And of course, I’ve got googly eyes in my back pocket at all times, but I’ve also got something I’m throwing in lunchboxes this month. . . ...

outdoor play: good for everyone's mind, body, and soul
October 10, 2011 8 comments

outdoor play: good for everyone’s mind, body, and soul

Thanks to Walgreens for underwriting this post. I was paid as a member of the Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all mine. Visit http://moms.dailybuzz.com/channel/style.   Finally, after enough ...

new for us friday: help for classroom parents -- letters, party ideas, & volunteer spot
October 8, 2011 14 comments

new for us friday: help for classroom parents — letters, party ideas, & volunteer spot

It’s almost Halloween time, which means that all around the world, Classroom Parents will soon be a-scramblin’ for Halloween party ideas. And then they’ll be scramblin’ for Valentine’s Day party ...

learning during read-alouds: print referencing
October 3, 2011 14 comments

learning during read-alouds: print referencing

    Some days, it takes every ounce of energy in my being to keep my tired eyes open during the time I’m reading books with Maddy, Owen, and Cora. ...

magazine hunt: reading and rockin' it (& highlights magazine giveaway!)
September 30, 2011 77 comments

magazine hunt: reading and rockin’ it (& highlights magazine giveaway!)

This New For Us Friday I’m sharing a new-for-Cora activity and a new-for-us event: the fab, super-fun magazine hunt and Highlight’s State of the Kid Survey, which involved a press ...

window writing: spelling word and letter practice
September 28, 2011 11 comments

window writing: spelling word and letter practice

Who knew that window writing would be so much fun? Maddy has been window-writing for the last few weeks to study her spelling words, and Cora has jumped on board ...

mom's homeroom: ideas, advice, videos, crazy-cool blogs
September 21, 2011 5 comments

mom’s homeroom: ideas, advice, videos, crazy-cool blogs

I am over the moon to share some exciting news: I’ve been working with MSN and Frosted Mini-Wheats for the last few months, writing as a Featured Blogger and doing ...