5 things to do on a snowy day

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1. create a mandala
/ make a beautiful design in the snow with pieces of nature.

2. target practice
/ using sidewalk chalk draw a target board on a wall/fence. hang a hoop, or draw a big circle.
make a big bulls eye in the middle of the hoop. have children practice throwing snowballs at the target.

3. check the thermometer
/ children can talk about how cold it is outside. compare their temperature to other cities, or even other countries. discuss what other children would wear in various climates.

4. make a meal
/ meat (snowballs) are a tasty menu item. how about snow pizzas, or snow cones *wink*

5. paint
/ snow painting is super fun. grab some squirt bottles, water, and food colouring and add a punch of colour to your snow.

* of course, there are other things that children love to do; like making snowing angels, play iSpy, sledding, and finding unique animal tracks (to name a few).

Weekending April 21 (2017)

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Hello all! Geez, I really have been absent from our little space more than ever, haven't I?
My camera is officially out of commission (insert tearful emoji here). This is the second time I've had an issue with my camera and I haven't even had it for a year and a half. This time around I'm getting an Error 01 code, and no amount of research or attempts to fix it has been fruitful...so disappointed in your camera Canon!

I do have my phone, which obviously is not a problem for taking photos, but I guess I'm stuck in my ways. I actually still have a few shots on my camera phone from Easter. I am pretty bad with uploading from my phone which is probably why I don't bother taking photos in the first place.

We had a good week last week. Those short weeks can be difficult though. The kids were really tired.
It has been quiet in many ways. I think the weather has affected their moods. They play very well, but some afternoons, they are beat, and mostly sit and read /look at books :)

The children are also developing strong personalities and vocabulary, which generally spills over into different types of conflict. Not at all bad, when you realize they have to go out into the big world of classrooms and playgrounds very soon. It's just so interesting, and sometimes comical to watch. And of course, sometimes this fight for independence  and autonomy is directed (in not so good ways) towards yours truly. Still comical at times.

Have a great week...or what's left of it!

Weekending April 14 (2017)

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How was your Easter holiday? The kids are still exchanging Easter greetings with each other after not seeing each other for a few days- which is so sweet.

Thursday (our last day before our little break) came and went without much excitement. I'm sad to say unlike this year and this year, we didn't get to celebrate spring in the park, and have our Easter egg hunt because it was snowing.

I still can't believe our luck, but I had a feeling this would happen.
In addition to the not so nice weather, some of our friends were also not feeling great, so it was actually a very quiet day for us.

Over all, we had a nice week, and I think the snow is gone (?) One can never tell.
I will have to share our story of the month post soon. There are some photos missing. Must be on another card. Seems I can't keep track of myself lately.

Thanks to everyone for our basket fillers:
MB- raisins
EG - windmills/pinwheels
MM- seeds & pencils
LE - Ester craft/activity pack
HA- apple sauce snacks
ZA- mandarins 

Have a great week everyone!

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