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Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley Unit – Including Crafts

Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley Unit – Including Crafts

Wilson Bentley was born February 9, 1865, on a farm in Jericho, Vermont. From early in childhood he loved snowflakes. He learned that most crystals had six branches. Starting at age 15 he drew 100 snowflakes each winter for 3 winters. Wilson learned to use micro-photography to photograph snowflakes. When he was 66 his book(…)

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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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It’s Time for Operation Christmas Child

It’s Time for Operation Christmas Child

I just received our packet in the mail and an e-mail reminding me it is that time again. But to be honest, I really didn’t need the reminder! We were just in the Dollar Store last week shopping for party supplies for Chloe’s birthday party when she saw the shoe box sized plastic containers. She(…)

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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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365 Project~ Days 22-27

365 Project~ Days 22-27

. Day Twenty-Two:  Saturday, January 22nd . I recently started reading a new series of books called the Elm Creek Quilt novels.  Awhile back my sister-in-law had recommended them but I never got around to reading them.  Then I saw her post something in reference to them and I decided to take a look.  I(…)

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