Carrot Math with a Side of Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side. You’re welcome for that throwback reference that you probably forgot existed. Ha! Here in Missouri we’re in the middle of a snowpocalypse. And what says snowpocolypse better than chicken noodle soup for dinner? Well, probably french toast…but the chicken noodle […]

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Shake it like a salt shaker

Shake it like a salt shaker (shake it like a salt shaker) shake it like a salt shaker (shake it like a salt shaker) I’m sorry, my millennial heart just couldn’t resist the opportunity to shout some Ying Yang Twins lyrics out into the world when writing about a lesson involving…you guessed it…twerking! Nah alright […]

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Thanksgiving Sink or Float

Happy Thanksgiving week my turkeys! I hope you gobble til you wobble. After all…It’s Thanksgivingggg I hope your kids gobble til they wobble as well. And I really hope they don’t make too many loud comments about how gross your Aunt Betty’s green beans taste, especially when within earshot of Aunt Betty. Or spend their […]

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Firefighter Rescue Lesson

*this post may contain affiliate links, where I earn a small profit at no additional cost to you* This has to be one of the most fun lessons that I’ve ever done with Jack. Ever. *I’m the fireman fire f-fireman (I uh I) got that fire…*(sirens blare, Lil Wayne bumps in the background, lights flash […]

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Slipping on the Ice Literacy

Here in Saint Louis Missouri, winter has made its rude arrival and is settling in for the foreseeable future, much to my chagrin and insistence that it leave at once. We had some freezing rain here the other day and while it made the woods behind our house look like a winter wonderland even Elsa […]

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Candy Cane Patterns

“Candy Cane Lane, bring a friend this holiday. Bring a friend who loves to play, we’ll eat all the candy canes…” Didn’t think I knew songs outside the realm of hip hop? Surpriiiseeeeee! I sing this song in my head (Candy Cane Lane by Sia if you’re not familiar) ALL. THE. TIME. This song is […]

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Gingerbread House STEAM Challenge

Gingerbread House STEAM Challenge- A Candy Cane Lane Lesson: science-exploration, critical thinking, problem solving, and art Teachers and their acronyms, amiright? Welp here’s one of the popular ones you’ll see floating around these days: STEAM. No, it doesn’t have to do with teachers blowing off steam at the end of the day with a few […]

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Christmas Lights Up in Here: Candy Cane Lane Literacy Lesson

More Christmas fun up in here (up in here, up in here) this week! Know that song? I’ll roll with you. Hint: it’s not a Christmas song. Another hint: hip-hop/rap/r&b is my jam. You know what? While I’m on the topic of music, I have to make a confession. Here it is. Adam’s going to […]

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Mindfulness Mommy-Stop and Smell…the Cinnamon

Who else’s kids are jumping off the walls with excitement for Christmas?? (I’m raising both hands between taking gulps out of my cappuccino) Jack has been antsy alllll week. I felt myself becoming irritated with him yesterday-he was throwing tantrum after tantrum and my patience was wearing thin. Thankfully, my husband Adam came to the […]

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Candy Cane Lane: Candy Cane Mathematics

For the month of December, we are getting holly jolly with our new preschool theme, Candy Cane Lane! Lesson: Candy Cane Mathematics: less/more, estimating, counting, and 1:1 correspondence Read aloud, The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg. Discuss the book and what the candy cane symbolized after. *Note: the book discusses the candy […]

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