In our part of the world summer is in full swing.  Despite my best intentions for a stress free summer I find we have a packed schedule of farm work, a garden that demands attention, fun trips out with friends, summer activities and the regular list of chores to do.  Summer days are wonderfully long […]

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A few months ago, I was at home perusing a stack of books that I was planning to share with the students in my 2nd/3rd grade classroom.  My kindergarten daughter peeked over my shoulder and nonchalantly said, “Mommy, is that a think book?” The question confused me, but I knew I needed to dig a […]

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What is on your summer to-do list? It may be packed with adventures, getaways, and activities, but did the simple act of reading throughout the summer make your list? No matter your age, summer is the loveliest time to pick up a book and relax, soaking up the story as you soak up the sunshine. […]

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“Before launching into the full spectrum of color, stand at its edge with white and black, the beginning and the end of color.   Black and white provide a frame through which we more clearly see and understand color. Side by side on paper, the contrast between black and white call each more fully to life.” […]

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Our Summer Book Clubs are well under way and we thought it would be fun to build on the experience by making some inspiring bookmarks! Here is a fun eco-activity that will enhance your summer reading experience! Make a collage bookmark with the following supplies: rigid card stock paper discarded magazines, brochures, junk mail, etc. […]

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