Monthly Archives: October 2014

When the tree senses danger, it packs up its trunk and leaves.

For our second week of playgroup,  I was still going easy on the moms with a low mess art project – leaf rubbings! I taped some leaves, vein side up to one table,  for the younger children. This seemed like … Continue reading

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Fairy tales can really dragon

There is some concern around my family that I may have lost my mind. On a recent family camping trip, we were hiking and when we took a break for lunch, my family’s concern began. Because as the mini-ions climbed … Continue reading

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Magnetism is a polarizing issue

For our first science playgroup,  I thought I would start with something low mess and that was magnetic play. Discount School Supply has a couple of great sets of large magnetic wands, metal balls and little metal colored tabs.  Add … Continue reading

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A perfectly spherical pumpkin makes good pi

There I was, wanting to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for our next Mom’s Group gathering, having all the materials needed, except the pumpkin. Faced with the idea of going to our grocery store with two mini-ions in tow, parking … Continue reading

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The landscaper thought gardening magazines were fun to leaf through

It’s play group season again!  As a quick catch-up, I started a Montessori-inspired Mommy and Me playgroup for children in my area.  It meets two days a week.  The first day, I have an art project, the second day I … Continue reading

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I phoned the zoo but the lion was busy

Z is for Zoo – Z – Z – Zoo! Yeah!  We got through an Alphabet Summer (yes Mom, I hear you whispering under your breath “in October”). This wasn’t a large zoo we went to, but it had lots … Continue reading

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In each town on his trip, the baseball player made a short stop

  Y is for Yankees – Y – Y – Yankees In case you were under a rock this summer, September 25th, 2014 was Derek Jeter’s last game at Yankee stadium. When Derek Jeter was a rookie, my dad got … Continue reading

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