Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Attention moms! Check out this deal of awesomeness :)


I just picked up this e-book package, I kid you not I think it is amazing, and after opening the list of books after my purchase I was amazed to see how much you get.

Note that I get nothing special by sharing this with you, just the satisfaction of knowing that I passed on a pretty cool deal.

Please check it out:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Make a simple lantern and snake with us for Chinese/Lunar New Year!

Hi all. Well, we intended to have a BIG blog celebration with lots of tutorials. But Phoebe getting sick all the past week, and me now sick, changes those plans.


So, here is a simple, sweet blog post for the Year of the Snake; and a Chinese lantern step by step with photo directions.

The little princesses were purchased during the adoption trip summer of 2012, at Guangzhou, Shamian Island. As was the blue dress.

The snake is made very simply by lining up oranges, cutting a snake tongue from crepe, and adding eyes with a marker!

The lantern: all you need is paper, scissors, a handle to be made from crepe, paper, or ribbon, and streamers from same.

We wish you many blessings in the year of the snake. "Gung hay fat choy"


When Phoebe and mama feel better we hope to have some more CNY fun. We will be sure to share some pics if we do. Please link us in the comments to your CNY activities on your own blogs. We love comments.

For the children,
Miss Lynette

Friday, January 25, 2013

Chinese or "Lunar" New Year: classroom in pictures

Here is a visually representation of Chinese New Year in my classroom last year.

It is called Lunar New Year, which includes other Asians who celebrate, for example, my Korean friends call it Lunar New Year.  :)

We were blessed enough to have a mom come in who is from China, and she shared a special snack with us (the pink fish) and traditional Chinese clothing, a story, and more! 

My co-teacher's friend allowed us to borrow her dragon puppet  (it is actually a Lion!)

Our friends at amazon have one for sale:  http://www.amazon.com/China-Educational-Products-Chinese-Marionette/dp/B003O5YW7K

Hope you find some inspiration for your CNY or LNY celebrations.

A blog post will soon show you some project possibilities for your special day whether it be at home or in a classroom.  For now, enjoy these images. 

For the children,
Miss Lynette

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Busy Hands

A visual story: Simply for your inspiration, an up-close look at one classroom.

While the children are not pictured to protect their identities in this case, it was also done for this blog post as very purposeful act, in order to show a visual representation for the hands-on learning and fun!!

Don't be afraid to get a little messy to explore  a bit, or to try something new.

{Hands-on, open-ended fun and learning}

For the children,
Miss Lynette