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No more blog entries here

Posted on November 5, 2011 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (74)

As you may have guessed by no new entries in several years, I have moved to other, more private formats to share information with current dayhome families.  However,  I will leave the old blog entries up here to give you all an idea of what my program looks like.

January 2008

Posted on March 17, 2009 at 4:43 PM Comments comments (0)

 January brings the snow

Makes our feet and fingers glow!

I thought of Sara Coleridge's old poem about the months while we were outside in January.   Another poem that I say with the children when we are getting rea...

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December 2008

Posted on February 20, 2009 at 4:19 PM Comments comments (0)

We had a busy few weeks leading up to the Christmas break!

Our apple trees had a bumper crop this fall, and we used the last of the fresh apples to make some apple sauce for a snack:

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Dia De Los Muertos

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 8:36 PM Comments comments (0)

 After Halloween, we celebrated All Souls Day on November 1, learning about the Mexican holiday known as The Day of The Dead.  We made pain de los muertos, or 'bread of the dead' -- little loaves shaped like skulls, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.  We read some wonderful picture books abo...

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Fall Colors

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 9:04 PM Comments comments (0)

 November was unusually warm and we enjoyed lots of time outdoors before winter truly set in.  We looked for signs of late fall, enjoyed the crunch of leaves underfoot and made some amazing discoveries: 

A black and white feather, tiny in our hands....

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Halloween 2008

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 1:52 AM Comments comments (0)
Digging out pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns has become a holiday tradition for us.  This year, we hollowed out four pumpkins, designed images for them (which I carved), and roasted the seeds for a snack.  
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Posted on September 17, 2008 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Behind on the blog...

Posted on July 14, 2008 at 5:23 PM Comments comments (0)

I have gotten quite behind on posting blog entries and photos this spring, and hope to catch up a bit over the next few weeks. I have been working on courses towards an Early Childhood Education diploma, and that is taking up my limited computer time right now.

Hope to get back to posting regularly about some of the fun the children have had here. Maybe I can make blog posting part of a course project...

Beach Day

Posted on March 4, 2008 at 4:17 PM Comments comments (0)

A boy in our dayhome went on vacation to Hawaii, and we took some time to look at our world map and globe and talk about where he was during his absence.  We also talked about places we'd been and found them on the map, too.

When he returned, he brought a Putumayo cd of Hawaii music to share, and we started a Hawaii/ocean theme. We had pineapple and bananas for lunch and I'm trying to think of a good coconut milk recipe for Thursday...

We put rocks, shells, and ocean anim...

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Winter days

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 3:16 PM Comments comments (0)


Woohoo!  I finally figured out how to post pictures in the blog!  I'll do a bunch today to catch up a bit on what we have been doing. We have been very busy!


wintertree.jpg wintertree picture by salmhowe



We made winter tree decorations with colored water, str...

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