Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I am honoured to accept the Zombie Chicken Award award from Sweet Words. Thank You, Thank you, Thank you!
zombie chicken award reads:
"The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken - excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing blogger's regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy blogger's. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…"
I know pass along the Zombie Chicken Award to:
1. The How-to Gal
2. Toddler Craft
3. Sunshine 4 Teachers
4. Mama's a Mess
5. Because Babies Grow Up
Come recieve your award ladies!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
This is one of my favorite quotes. For me this is true for my own children and the children I teach in the classroom. I'm constantly teaching my children to help them grow into becoming the best person they can possibly be. I teach them with lessons, examples, experiences, and most importantly love. While i feel confident I'm doing the best job as a parent, I know that what they have taught me by far out weighs what I could ever teach them. They have taught me the importance of family and friends, that love is always unconditional, and the value of a mistake! They have taught me life is not about the amount of money you spend but the amount of time you spend, that the simplest thing can be the greatest thing, that kisses and cuddles can solve lots of troubles, its not about how dirty the clothes are but how much fun they had getting them dirty, that the good times far outweigh the bad, that life without my children isn't a life I want at all!
In the Classroom I'm suppose to be their to teach them but what they don't always know is that they are constantly teaching me! Simply put!
Sometimes we don't realize that we are even teaching our children or that our children are teaching us! The simplest thing can have the greatest lesson and impact of all!
What have your kids taught you??
Thursday, April 23, 2009
- Christmas trees
-Zip lock baggies
and many many many more!
The green tubs in the picture above are ones I just got. After purchasing $60.00 in groceries you get one Free and then they $4.99 after that. These are available at Dominion. I love them!
I found a few great sites that have some really awesome ideas for helping moms go green.
I Challenge you to start using reusable items instead of disposable!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
2. Caulk and weather strip your doors and windows saves you up to 25 per cent of your heating costs
3. Switch to a low-flow showerhead saves you $175 to $190/year
4. Use the warm/cold cycle for laundry instead of hot/hot saves you up to $28.66/year
5. Replace five standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs saves you about $30/year
7. Reduce highway speed by 10 km/hr saves you up to 10 per cent of your fuel costs
8. Use vehicle air conditioning sparingly, and not in stop and go traffic save you up to 20 per cent of your fuel costs
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Lets begin with CHALLENGE # 1:
Any day this week or from now on do crafts that involve recycling at least one object!
-Turn a egg carton cup into a insect or your favorite animal.
-Use a empty coffee tin to create a planter.
-Paint a rock to make a paper weight.
-Use a milk carton to make a bird feeder.
-Take an old plastic container or tub and decorate it to make a recycling bin.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
- Add food coloring to make fun colors!
- Make 2 batches and see if one works out better than the other!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Grand Prize: A laptop computer and a new blog design by thepixelboutique.com. PLUS, the Mother's Day lead story spot on Momlogic.com!
2nd/3rd place New blog design and prime space on Momlogic.com on Mother’s Day!
The remaining top ten will also be featured on Momlogic.com this Mother’s Day in our special Mother of All Bloggers feature!
As a new blogger I would love to have a new blog design! :)
Click on the Mom Logic, Mother of All Bloggers Contest badge on the right side bar, Sign up for the Momlogic Community, and then post a comment on my profile wall saying you nominate me!
Grand Prize: A laptop computer and a new blog design by thepixelboutique.com. PLUS, the Mother's Day lead story spot on Momlogic.com!2nd/3rd place New blog design and prime space on Momlogic.com on Moth
Monday, April 13, 2009
-The homemade play dough recipe
-- Do the project with your kids! Then you will have two.
-- Put the art on display for everyone to see. This boosts confidence and builds self-esteem!
-- Let your child experiment. They may decide they like to do it another way and thats ok
-- Intergrate crafts with books. Read a spring book and then do a spring craft!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Do you like or dislike? Would you want this policy in your area?
As a teacher the number one complaint of parents and students is either to much homework or how frustrated parents are with trying to get their children to do homework without a fight! I have developed a homework contract that is a great method and step in creating a less frustrating homework experience.
The homework contract will:
--make children/students accountable
--make children/students feel that they have had a say or control over the way homework will be done
--provide structure and routine
--provide positive reinforcement
--provide written documentation of your agreement
--allows you to customize it to individual child's needs
Go ahead, give it a try and reap the rewards!
--give structure to
--Allow child to come up with rewards and penalties.
--Try and give one day homework free. Kids will love this and it gives them a free day to look forward too.
--Agenda or planners can be a parent and teacher's best friend.
--Communicate with teacher so you are aware of assignments.
BELOW IS A HOMEWORK CONTRACT THAT I DEVELOPED YOU MAY USE! ENJOY!
I ________________ &_______________ Have mutually agreed to the following terms regarding our homework policy.
Monday ________________ ______________
Tuesday ________________ ______________
Wednesday ________________ ______________
Thursday ________________ ______________
Friday ________________ ______________
Saturday ________________ ______________
Sunday ________________ ______________
- Failure to follow the terms of this contract will result in the following penalty _____________________________________________________________
- Following the terms of this contract for a________________ will result in a award of _____________________________________________________________
___________________ (parent signature)
___________________ (student signature)
___________________ (other parties signature/teacher)
**A general rule for homework length is 10mins for grade one students and then an extra 10 mins for each additional year of schooling. High school students should be approximately 1- 2hrs.
Together, come up with no more than 5 rules to help accomplish homework and make it a positive experience.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
1. Nature Walk
Now that spring has arrived put your rubber boots on and go on a hike. On your way collect any interesting items like rocks, sticks, leaves, pine cones, flowers etc.
Use them to make a nature wreath for your door.
2. Plant a Tree
Do your part for the environment and create a learning experience by planting a seedling on your yard. Your kids will get to see it grow as they do!
3. Spring Cleaning
Get your kids motivated to help you with spring cleaning, Have a yard sale! If you let them keep the earnings from stuff they sell they just might clean that room.
The weather is getting nicer and playgrounds are open. Go for a swing and climb those monkey bars.
5. BBQ and Campfires
Break out the BBQ that has been locked away in the garage and cook up some hamburgers and hot dogs. The evenings are warmer and perfect to get out and have a campfire. Roast some marshmellows!mmmmmm
Great for leaning animals and sounds
Alphabet Fridge Magnets
Makes learning the alphabet fun!
Learn colors, shapes, and build fun stuff!