Nature is all around us, from the grass that grows between the paving stones near our house to a nearby wooded copse, ripe for exploring.  But how often do we really look closely at the nature that surrounds us, I mean really look.    It can be easy to think of Nature Study as a […]

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Is your child starting kindergarten soon?  Are you sobbing as you’re reading this?  Maybe your heart even aches a little.  Let’s face it—the transition into kindergarten is a big milestone for our children. I had the privilege of teaching kindergarten for 8 years, but being on the other side was a very different experience.  This […]

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Oh my, where did the time go? As we all prepare for our children to go back-to-school, it helps to get them in the groove by inviting them to engage in meaningful learning experiences. Back in June, we decided to offer all of our self-paced children’s workshops to help keep learning alive throughout the summer. […]

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Do you have a Scrabble® game in your home? If so, put those letter tiles to use with this simple game. You will need: Letter tiles Playsheet printable Blank sheet of paper Pencil To Play: A – player 1:  secretly writes a 5 letter word with no repeating letters on the blank piece of paper.  (for […]

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Confession number one, I am a sucker for the water cycle. I’m not sure what exactly entices me about this scientific phenomenon, perhaps because it is something children can see so readily in their own world, but it is something I have always loved teaching. Confession number two, I am even more entranced by picture […]

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