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Birthday Marbles

We drank coffee while the birthday boy, feeling very mature at age eight, opened his presents.  He got a couple science kits and a movie.  Then Carter ran out of the room and returned with his bag of peacock marbles.  … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Leprechaun Update and the Turning of the Soil

As promised, here is the update on the boys’ Leprechaun trap.  The pesky little Leprechaun came.  He plucked the bait – a penny – off the double sided tape within the trap, the tape that was suppose to hold him … Continue reading

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Bits and Scraps – Proof of Leprechauns is All Around Us

It started earlier this week with a small, pointy white rock Carter found on the playground at his school.  He insisted it was a Leprechauns tooth. Then it was a heart shaped sticker, its shine and sparkle marred by neglect … Continue reading

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Is it Past Your Bedtime Yet…How ‘Bout Now?

We spend the better part of yesterday evening in the Emergency Room at Children’s Hospital. Cody had been complaining of a headache that would disappear when he laid down but would come back in full force when he would stand … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Workspaces

This weekend was a weekend of writing lesson plans.  Not the fun and exciting lesson plans that I worked on last weekend for Dr. Seuss Day: Lacing ten beads (or “Truffula seeds”) onto a pipe cleaner with a colorful pom-pom … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Weekend at Kalaloch

This was the weekend.  Every year we go and when it is over, we find ourselves planning for the next time. This was Haley’s first trip to Kalaloch, and I suspect, her first trip to the ocean.  She loved running … Continue reading

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Yo Ho (cough, hack, wheeze) Ho!

What is your “go to” activity when you are running a fever and have an awful cough? My activity, if you can call it an activity, is to lay in bed and alternate between reading a book and napping.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Watch Out Makers of Motrin, there is a New Player in Town

Mid winter break started out with Carter’s hacking cough turning into a low grade fever.  It only stuck around for a day but that day was long enough for him to pass it on to Cody. As some of you … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – The Super Wall

A few weeks ago, after hearing about a great way to display students’ work in the classroom – work of their choosing, that they were proud of – I decided to create such a wall in our home.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – How the Rock Stars Party

I should really watch what I say, think before I speak, choose my words more cautiously. Yesterday after a brisk jaunt with Haley at the off leash dog park, we came back home to have lunch before heading out again … Continue reading

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