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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Grocery Shopping…and Learning, too

This post contains affiliate links. Let’s switch the grocery store from a chore to a fun, meaningful learning experience! I hope that you got a chance to read through part one of this series, “Grocery Shopping…with Kids” as well as some time to try out the tips provided in order to get your kids in […]

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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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