Category Archives: nature and play

Owl Moon, Goodnight Moon: Preschool & 1st Grade Activities

While following our preschool literature plan for the year has been somewhat consistent, updating here on the blog has been sketchy. So, expect to see a variety of Five in a Row posts coming your way over the next two months! Goodnight Moon is a staple in our home, a great bedtime read for little […]

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christmas break snapshots :: 3

We had many more videos of our ski adventure than action shots — so stills will have to do for this space. In place of individual Christmas gift giving this year (though the kids exchanged gifts with one another), we pulled all efforts into a family get-away of the outdoor variety.  I was little nervous […]

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quiet nature exploration

I asked them all to be as quiet as possible.  To ‘shhhh’ ourselves. At first a little difficult, for excited bodies were happy to be free from the car.  To run and play in one of our favorite spots.  But still we became… …and we listened and observed.  Watching, hearing, thinking, the oldest writing. Simple nature […]

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We’re Going on A Bear Hunt :: Preschool & 1st Grade Activities

Our second row in this year’s seasonal Five in A Row plan was the wonderfully rhythmic book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We’ve already completed another book with a bear theme;  I think the boys believe bears is the focus for the whole school year.  Ha! Yet, it was a wonderful read […]

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ten things I’m loving right now

right now I’m enjoying… 1.  this kitchen of mine {and how the light shines in}.  a dream waited for, planned for, over many days that turned into years.  and now, it’s here. 2.  an oh so dreamy plan in the works.  not much to tell or show yet, but inspiration came from this kitchen, and […]

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21 words for enjoying spring :: community link-up!

  GO! beyond doors and windows. Feel dew on your feet, hear the wind whisper, watch morning and evening light. experience nature.   Now it’s your turn!  The encouragement is simple, the details all here! Welcome to your 21 words… Grace.   Want to share your thoughts? Click here to send me an email.

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