Scholastic Monday ~ Thank You Canada!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian readers! It’s great to practice being thankful every day, but today is a special day that we get to spend a little extra time being thankful. πŸ™‚ As we’ve celebrated all the things we are thankful for this weekend, one thing that came to my mind was that I […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ If You’re Thankful and You Know It!

We love to sing in our home. We don’t find time for it every week, but when we do, the whole family gets involved…with singing, playing instruments and of course actions (or maybe some never-seen-before dance moves! haha)Β One song that has been a favorite from the very beginning for the younger kids is “If You’re […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Why Am I Me?

Have you ever had one of those moments when your kids ask you a question and you’re not sure of the answer? I’ve had quite a few of those questions asked of me. Sometimes they are “deeper” than other times, but regardless of the question, being able to help our kids think through and understand […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Picture the Sky

The sky is one of my favorite parts of living on the Canadian prairies. The sky is ever-changing, amazing, and fascinating! Barbara Reid is a fabulous Canadian author who has written a new title that features our sky! Picture the Sky by Barbara Reid is perfect for children around the ages of 3-8 years old. […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Plankton is Pushy

Today it is time for us to introduce: Plankton and Mussel. πŸ™‚ Do they sound like some friends that your kids would like to meet? Well, Scholastic Canada is where Plankton and Mussel come from…in the form of a great story written by Jonathan Fenske. Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske is one of those […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ 101 Outrageously Fun Things to Do

Do you like to have fun? …To do fun things with your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc.? How about doing Outrageously fun things?! That sounds extra, extra fun….don’t you think? I’m a kid at heart…so outrageously fun things immediately captures my attention and I’m ready to dive in with both feet. πŸ˜‰ My only problem […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Twinkle

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a song that is well loved by preschoolers! I’ve played it for our kids countless times on the piano and they love to sing it whenever it comes to mind. So, it’s no surprise that Twinkle by Nick Bland was a book that was instantly loved by our younger kids. […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Big & Little Are Best Friends

Best friends are some of the sweetest parts of life. πŸ™‚ The great part is that our friends are not carbon copies of ourselves….instead they are unique, special and sometimes very different! Scholastic Canada has a sweet story about two friends who are very different yet find ways to make their friendship work…. Big and […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Our Song, The Story of O Canada

‘O Canada.’ The song of our country…the song of our nation. This is a song that is forever embedded in me….and I hope it will be a song that our children will proudly know and sing as well. After all, our country is amazing, and our national anthem is a great picture of what Canada […]

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Scholastic Monday ~ Make Your Own Soap!

I remember just loving “crafty stuff” when I was a kid! Knitting, sewing, drawing, fabric paints, friendship bracelets, cross stitch, you name it and I probably tried it! Then came college, and a job, and life in general, so my time to do crafty stuff got a lot less. Now as a mom to three […]

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