summer safety

Summer Safety With a Splash

Summer is here and we are ready to hit the beach, or pool, or puddles, what ever warm splashy body of water we can get into. Here are a few summer safety rules to keep in mind while enjoying the warm weather.

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Swimsuit Season

This summer you can wear whatever you want, but I hope it’s something that lets you swim, splash and play with your family so that you’re part of the fun, part of the memories, and part of the adventure. Because life’s too short to sit on the sidelines!

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2 Must Read Family Books

So what are these two magical books that are so amazing?  Besides being the pick for Global Read Aloud (which usually means it’s pretty darn good).  My students also vote on books after we finish them. This is the first book to ever get unanimous two thumbs up (highest rating).  They begged for the sequel […]

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June Recipes

5 Simple June Recipes From the Garden

I love my garden. With several young kids helping me haphazardly plant seeds, I only succeed in growing a few things (one of which is weeds). But I’m fortunate enough to harvest a few goodies from it each summer. Fresh produce and herbs are my favorite! If you don’t have a garden – no problem. […]

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radio

Music soothes…the baby’s wails

Kids grow up fast. And their tastes and experiences are always changing and evolving; they aren’t “old and set in their ways” yet.  Which means I can still experiment with their music. While I still have control of the radio and a school-day commute, I’ll take advantage of it while I can….

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Reach

Reach

In the beginning, I held my children up so they could reach the ceiling, today I support them, and tomorrow, well, tomorrow I could simply be standing next to them while they stand on their tiptoes of adulthood.

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language skills

Explore Spring, Experience Language, Expand Minds

How often do we go through our morning routine on autopilot?  I rely on routines to get everything done. If I’m out of order, I’ll likely go to grab my coffee only to discover I didn’t make it!  Or (more likely), I’ll find my cold coffee sitting in the coffee maker, waiting for me to remember it. […]

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