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Toddler BFIAR Co-op Class: Yellow Ball

        Yellow Ball by Molly Bang Summary: A beach ball drifts out to sea and explores before returning to the boy on the beach Story Treasure: Yellow beach ball purchased from Oriental Trading here Centers: GAME: Follow the … Continue reading

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Toddler BFIAR Co-op Class: Corduroy

Corduroy by Don Freeman Summary: A young girl purchases a bear from a department store, despite his missing button. Story Treasure: Button Snake (Ribbon with a loop sewn on one end and a button sewn on the other.  I also gave … Continue reading

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Toddler Science: Baking Soda and Vinegar

I’ve seen this several times and finally had to give it a try.  As simple as it is, they were entertained over half an hour! Supplies: – cookie sheet or tray – baking soda – vinegar – dropper (or straw … Continue reading

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Batman Cape Tutorial

My boys both love dress-up.  Recently they’ve been big into superheroes, so I knew this batman cape would be a hit.  The best part is it only took about 20 minutes and cost under $3!  I used a remnant* of … Continue reading

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Toddler Co-op Class: Before Five in a Row

Last fall I taught a 2 & 3 year-old class at our local homeschool co-op.  I used Before Five in a Row as my main curriculum, but added a few of my own ideas.  I purchased or created a “story … Continue reading

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Resolution Twist: Monthly Goals

New Years resolutions…. you either love them or hate them.  They can be a wonderful chance to evaluate your priorities and work to make positive changes in your life.  The downside is that it can be very intimidating to keep … Continue reading

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DIY Jet Pack Tutorial

The chickenpox hit our house a couple weeks ago.  Other than a day or two of feeling sick, I had a preschooler who was dying to play outside or with his friends, but was too contagious to leave the house … Continue reading

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Ocean Depth Zones Map

Our last addition to the Ocean Lap Book was an Ocean Depth Zones Map.  By this point he was tired of writing, so I created the map and labels on the computer.  He drew an animal that lives in each … Continue reading

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Ocean Book Review

We’ve spent the month of July studying oceans.  I knew I’m the Biggest Thing In the Ocean would be a hit, but we found a few other books, too. I’m The Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry We borrowed … Continue reading

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Family Movie Night- Finding Nemo

To go with our Ocean Unit this month our Friday Family Movie Night was Finding Nemo.  I went all out with Ocean themed dinner, snacks and dessert. Dinner: For dinner we had octopus hot dogs.  I usually slice cooked hot … Continue reading

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