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Book Review: You Don’t Know Me – A Deep Haven Novel

Book Review: You Don’t Know Me – A Deep Haven Novel

About the Book:  You Don’t Know Me (Deep Haven) Sometimes the secrets we keep to protect ourselves can be our undoing. To all who know her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother. She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses a sporting event, and is constantly campaigning for her husband’s mayoral race.(…)

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Harold and the Purple Crayon Unit ~ Discussion Questions & Activities

Harold and the Purple Crayon Unit ~ Discussion Questions & Activities

Ava and I spent a week in Harold’s world! The drawings are so simple, yet the story elicits such a large amount of imagination! We talked about what we would draw and how cool it would be to be able to draw in our life whatever it was that we needed. I have compiled a(…)

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The Hunger Games Book vs. Movie Review

The Hunger Games Book vs. Movie Review

Over the summer my daughter and I took to reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. At first Chloe was dead set against reading them as the premise of the book was too upsetting for her. She had no desire to read a book where children are set up in an arena to fight to(…)

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God Spoke To Me Today…

or was it really just my subconscious reading something into what was already there? It is very easy to hear a song on the radio, see a quote on someone’s FB wall, read a book or an article, and find a way to make it apply to your life, or believe it was written about/for(…)

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Review: iTunes App ~ A Lion and a Whale Can Dance

Review: iTunes App ~ A Lion and a Whale Can Dance

A Lion and a Whale Can Dance is an interactive story of two unusual friends who find one another on a mystical island far, far away. This read aloud or alone book app is rated for ages 4+, and can be used on the iPod touch, iPad and iPhone. My six year old daughter loves(…)

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Starting & Continuing a Book Club

Starting & Continuing a Book Club

Throughout recent years I have had the pleasure of participating in multiple book clubs. Varying greatly from each other in size, style, organization and location. Book clubs can offer so many enriching benefits, not only from the literature discussion, but through the bonds built among participating members. (Check out my series, 10 Days on The(…)

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Free Nature Study Resources

Free Nature Study Resources

The BIG Handbook of Nature Study THE BIG HANDBOOK OF NATURE STUDY is a HUGE (940 pages) wonderful teaching guide full of hundreds of nature study lessons, activities and discussion questions. It is a complete multi-year nature study curriculum that you can use for years to come. It is over 100 megs in size! The(…)

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The Lorax Activites + Printables = Lapbook

The Lorax Activites + Printables = Lapbook

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd we decided to jump on the band wagon and do a small unit ourselves! Rather than try to cover everything, I just decided to use The Lorax. I have actually never read the book myself (gasp)! Also, the movie is now out in theaters and I(…)

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Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax Resources & Printables

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax Resources & Printables

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday this month we decided to jump on the band wagon and do a small unit ourselves! Rather than try to cover everything, I just decided to use The Lorax. I have actually never read the book myself (gasp)! Also, the movie is now out in theaters and the kids(…)

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Giveaway: Susan May Warren’s The Shadow of Your Smile

Giveaway: Susan May Warren’s The Shadow of Your Smile

Come Back to Deep Haven and Win a $200 Visa Card from @SusanMayWarren!   Sometimes love requires a little forgetting … Come back to Deep Haven and find out what’s been happening in your favorite quaint hamlet. If you’re new to the Deep Haven series – this is the perfect book to start with –(…)

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January 2012 ~ Ten on Ten

January 2012 ~ Ten on Ten

  Ten on Ten: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments.   This morning Chloe suddenly reminded me that today was ten on ten! As I sat amongst my children and our school books,(…)

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New Year’s Resolution ~ 2012

New Year’s Resolution ~ 2012

I started these New Year’s Resolution Posts in 2010 on a whim. I made it my goal to read Gone with the Wind. I did that wish ease. Then in my New Year’s Resolution Post 2011 I decided to try Sophie’s Choice. I am having less success with Sophie’s Choice. I tried reading it earlier(…)

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