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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Swimming, swimming in the swimming pool

  Blake’s been swimming with our swim club on Wednesdays.  It’s been going okay.  He loves being in the water, but it’s long and mostly laps.  He’d rather swim a bit, play a bit, swim a bit, jump in a few dozen times, then play a lot more. We’d rather him do that too, but … Continue reading »

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Mystery Reader

Scott went into Blake’s class yesterday as a mystery reader.  These were the clues he provided: I was once a town crier, a lifeguard, paper boy and worked in a corner store. After the first clue no one had any idea who they were talking about, but they knew it was a dad not a … Continue reading »

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Blake’s Poetry

Liquid Wet No shape A fish lives in it Star Shiny And up in the sky The sun is a star too Harmonica Make Beautiful Music Snow Soft White Rainbow Colorful and Striped Appears after a thunderstorm Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple A Silly Poem The day I fell off the trampoline There were … Continue reading »

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Poetry

Our school is crazy with poetry these days.  Kids are reading, writing, listening to and speaking poetry.  We also have four visiting poets in our school, including Kenn Nesbitt.  Kenn is the 2014 Children’s Poet Laureate.  He writes goofy, crazy, silly poetry that the kids love!  He visited Blake’s class today and shared some poems … Continue reading »

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Playdate Icy Fun

We had a playdate with Zoe last week. ONE of the activities we had planned was this:  Excavating Blake’s toys from an ice block.  Earlier that we filled a bowl with water and dumped in a ton of toys and froze it! We also had baseball, clay, and a flaming tea bag experiment all ready … Continue reading »

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Scientist of the Week

Blake was selected as the scientist of the week.  This was a huge honor because he is the very first kid chosen. We took home the science kit bag, full of experiment ideas and science-y materials.  I wanted to pull out the old baking soda and vinegar volcano trick, but Blake really wanted to do … Continue reading »

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Lantern Fest

Love the lanterns!

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Work and Home

It’s cool how frequently my work life and my home life intersect.  At least I think it’s cool.  It’s not for everyone, I get that, but for me it’s awesome. Scott did a presentation this morning for our parent community and all day long parents have been popping into my office to tell me how … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday Dear Scotty

Our favourite daddy is another year wiser.  We celebrated with a lemon cake with lemon icing and a lot of Reeces peanut butter cups. We love you so much Scotty!

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100th Day of School

100 Jokes. 50 on this side, 50 on the back. What kind of key opens a banana?  A monkey! There are 99 more just waiting to crack you up.  Need a laugh?  Ask Blake He had a great day filled with tons of fun activities.  We are so thankful for his clever and creative teachers … Continue reading »

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