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Wordless (Almost) Wednesday ~ Snowshoeing

Wordless (Almost) Wednesday ~ Snowshoeing

We finally had enough snow, and a free Saturday afternoon that happened to fall at the same time! This meant that we could try snowshoeing for the first time! We had wanted to go last year but never had enough snow to do it. This season the weekend we planned on going, all the snow(…)

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The Snowy Day by: Ezra Jack Keats Unit Study ~ Including Discussion Questions, Crafts, & More

The Snowy Day by: Ezra Jack Keats Unit Study ~ Including Discussion Questions, Crafts, & More

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats opens a door to so many winter fun crafts, stories and ideas. From snowmen, to snowflakes this unit is great for the cold winter months. The Snowy Day involves a young boy’s experience on a very snowy day. The magic and wonder of a lovely snowfall, as seen(…)

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Our 5th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive

Our 5th Annual Neighborhood Food Drive

What started out with a sled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2009 has grown into a family project each year. This year we are looking to reach out a little more. Through extra houses outside of our neighborhood, putting posters up, and reaching out via social media we home to increase the amount(…)

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Learn About Hanukkah for Kids Unit

Learn About Hanukkah for Kids Unit

  My 6 year old daughter is very curious about everything.  We have friends who celebrate Hanukkah and she was curious as to how that looked and how it was different from celebrating Christmas. I did a little looking and found these Hanukkah for Kids resources to help me teach her a little bit about(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Big Girl Cocoa

Wordless (almost) Wednesday ~ Big Girl Cocoa

The winter months can be long here in New York. One of my kids favorite cold winter day treats is hot chocolate. This moment in particular my little one was looking so grown up drinking here “Big Girl Cocoa”! Big Girl Cocoa Recipes Here you will find our two most Favorite Hot Chocolate (Cocoa) Recipes!!

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When the Snow Flies:  Answers for Winter Physical Education

When the Snow Flies: Answers for Winter Physical Education

Here in New York the winters are long and cold. Often the temperatures keep us inside for too long. As homeschoolers we need to be able to find ways to include winter physical education activities even if we can’t get outside. In August I was featured at Hip Homeschool Moms with a post called Got(…)

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Ten on Ten ~ February 10th, 2011

Ten on Ten ~ February 10th, 2011

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 is what Ava is currently calling decorating. She has tubs of sticky foam shapes which she layers onto a paper. She(…)

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Wordless (almost) Wednesday

Wordless (almost) Wednesday

. I took the 2011 photo this past weekend. Then a few hours later Chloe was showing me a photo and she was altering with a photo app on her ipod. I thought it was the 2011 one and questioned her as to how she already had it on her ipod. It turns out it(…)

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Critters In The Cold

Critters In The Cold

This month in our zoo class at the Seneca Park Zoo we talked all about animals that live in the cold. Upon walking in the door, the first thing we were able to see was a large stuffed polar bear. We talked about 4 differences between an animal more suited for the cold, snowy weather,(…)

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I ♥ Faces ~ Bundled Up

I ♥ Faces ~ Bundled Up

I ♥ Faces is celebrating the cold weather this week with their theme of “Bundled Up”.  Living in the Northeast certainly means cold weather for more then 50% of the year.  We have so many pictures out in the snow, cutting a Christmas tree, sledding, building igloos and snowmen, ice skating, or just plain out(…)

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Accuweather Called it a “Snow-icane”

Accuweather Called it a “Snow-icane”

Winter has hit us full force here in Western NY!  I believe we had more snow this past weekend than we have had all winter!  Schools were closed on Friday due to the 14 or so inches we received in a short period of time.  What is weird about the whole thing is that it(…)

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