One of the things I miss most about working in a first grade classroom is the arts and crafts projects. There’s nothing quite like a child’s piece of artwork to bring a smile to the face of a teacher or parent. Whether we were celebrating a holiday like Halloween or Christmas or creating a memorable display for Veteran’s Day or President’s Day, arts and crafts creations were wildly popular with the kids. We traced, colored, cut and glued our way through the entire school year and had a…Continue
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When I was a little girl in Pittsburgh, jumping rope was one of my favorite things to do outside, aside from riding my bicycle. If I wasn’t allowed to leave the yard, I could jump rope. If nobody was allowed to come outside and play, I could jump rope. It was easy and it was cheap.
During recess, there were several girls who had perfected the art of “double dutch” jumping. This involved 2 girls, each holding the end of a jump rope in each hand, and at least 1 (sometimes 2) girls…Continue
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The “Back to Sleep” campaign was introduced in the early 1990′s to help prevent babies from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). When a baby is born their heads are still soft and their skull will slowly harden over the next few months. However, laying your baby in the same position all the time places gentle pressure on the back of the skull, causing it to slowly change shape. Read the full post at …Continue
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Check out this fun craft your kid will love!
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To make the trip more fun, Kiley invited her friend Greydi and I planned out a scavenger hunt. The girls had a list of things to find and then get a picture of it. They did very good and pretty much found it all!
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For Pre-K we focused a lot on learning our ABC's. We did this by learning a letter a week. Starting with Aa and moving on till we finished with Zz. This approach worked really well for my daughter. Check out below what steps we took and try some out for yourself!
Learn A Letter A Week…
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Last week, we took our official annual family camping trip. Each summer, we take one trip to a California State Park that I deem “official”because it is with kids and without cell phones, laptops, or iPods. The only media we allow are cameras and Kindles (for capturing memories, and because we can keep all our books in one place). What I discovered on this trip was that three days of no Facebook updates, no check-ins, no Tweets and no notifications can actually be…Continue
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Wooo! Lucas and I are home after seven days in the Sunshine State. We had such a great time, and seeing my mom again was like surfacing for air. It had been too long. It will always be too long. …Continue
Added by Nicole Hughes on July 18, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments
If your kids aren't headed off to summer camp this year, you might be stumped as to what to possibly do to keep them entertained and keep you sane. And unfortunately where I live, fun, cultural and educational activities are rare jewels, so we typically have to venture off at least an hour to enjoy ourselves. But don't be discouraged if you live in Small Town, NC like me; North Carolina is chock full of other destinations that are well worth the travel time. I've…Continue
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Wait.. not *that* kind of a cougar!
My son's school's mascot is a Cougar, and today was Cougar Day, basically a field day for the kids. Lucas acted up at every opportunity: running onto the field during crab soccer, stealing hula hoops from the girls, throwing tantrums when I picked him…
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Once again, it's raining on Monday morning, but I don't even care because we had such a great weekend! Just a warning to you, my friendly reader, this is a long post! I'll try to break it up with lots of pictures though.
Matt had a field trip on Friday to a local nursery, and then…
Added by Nicole Hughes on May 21, 2012 at 1:37pm — No Comments
Yesterday was gorgeous! Finally I had a day at home with perfect weather. I decided that as soon as Matt came home from school I would take them both to the playground. There are several playgrounds within walking distance of our apartment and the closest one got new equipment that I hadn't seen yet. Eric had taken them on one of those freakishly nice…Continue
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Last Friday was the last day of Camp Runamuk (the affectionate name we call life at my house when the kids are off school and fun is involved) and I decided to host the First Annual Dugdale Trifecta Easter Egg Hunt.
Here’s what you get when you have 4 mommies + 14 kids + 225 eggs + 12 tons of sugar =
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