Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What Will These Be?


The holidays are not too far away....I am just beginning to think on this. I love fabric and color! I hoping to make some sweet stuffy friends and dolls for the children in my life. Have you started preparing for gift giving holidays? What is on the drawing board for you this year? Do share.
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A friendly reminder....

I found this poem on line this morning...just HAD to share. Not all of us say comments like this (most of us don't) but every so often we might think them.

A Child's Plea
The poem EVERY parent should read!

Today I did my math and science.
I toasted bread, I halved and quartered, counted, measured, and used my eyes, ears and hands.
I added and subtracted on the way.
I used magnets, blocks and memory tray.
I learned about a rainbow and how to weigh.
So please don't say -


You see. I'm sharing as I play, to learn to listen and speak clearly when I talk
to wait my turn and when inside to walk.
To put my words into a phrase, to find my name and write it down.
To do it with a smile and not a frown,
to put my pasting brush away. So please, don't say -


I learned about a snail and a worm.
Remembered how to take my turn.
Helped a friend when he was stuck.
Learned that water runs off a duck.
Looked at words from left to right.
Agreed to differ, not to fight.
So please don't say -


Yes, I played the whole day through.
I played to learn the things I do.
I speak a problem, find a clue
and work out for myself just what to do.
My teacher's set the scene, and stay near-by to help me when I really try.
They are there to pose the problems, and to help me think.
I hope they will keep me floating and never let me sink.
All of this is in my head and not in my bag. It makes me sad to hear you say -


When you attend your meeting today and do your work I will remember not to say to you -


~Author Unknown

PEACE to all you AMAZING MAMAS and PAPAS out there.
We are doing our best right, man this parenting thing is tough!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Crafty Bloggers

So lately I've missing in action. I apologize to my regular readers. The reason for my absence is due to a new business adventure. I will share more about this soon.
On the home front I have been caring for two sick kiddos and now I am also ill with a lung infection. But I am on the mend and will be back to school soon. I miss my toddler friends!!!
While home these past few days I have enjoyed using the computer and seeking and finding some crafty projects for kids out there in blog land! The following is a short list of some of my favorite finds. Enjoy!

Visit: Art Projects for Kids...A Positively Negative Pumpkin Project

or check out this very cool recycled paper bag journal project from the always amazing and inspiring Creative Kismet!

You could also get lost searching for 'the one' among a sea of crafty projects with That Artist Woman this one is a favorite of mine...
cool fall craft: salt dough leaf prints

And the same goes for Deep Space much time do you have to dive into space and loose yourself in the creative land of children's art? Make the time! Here's a groovy Halloween project:
Day of the Dead Art Project from Deep Space Sparkle

or these beautiful leaves also from Deep Space Sparkle

and of course the old stand by....
Pumpkin Painting with twos over at Desert Shadows Montessori

And one past Montessori Mama Autumn post you might also enjoy:
Painting Pumpkins

Happy (Almost) Halloween Everyone!


Friday, October 23, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Silent Sunday

My son Maximillian drew this comic, I laughed out loud!
Just had to share. The caption reads:
"Do you ever feel like, your life is one big maze?"

Where in the World?


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