Parts of a Jellyfish

Hello, Mr. Jellyfish. You are quite a mystery… do you have a brain? A heart? Eyes to see who you’re free-floating into? I think you’re a pretty fascinating creature, but your long stringy things sure do sting. I’m curious to learn more about you so that I can respect you more… because you are one …

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Affirmations for Kids and Teens

I never understood how much fear, anxiety, and low self-esteem pervades our youth until I started teaching. I had my own personal confidence issues growing up, but I didn’t realize how globalized self-doubt actually was. When I started doing yoga at the turn of the millennia I came across this really “bizarre” concept – daily affirmations… …

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Tinker Crate – Automation

This Tinker Crate was really awesome, and it reminded us of a vintage toy. Here’s our finished product, followed by our progress in pictures. (Thank you for the support: Please note that most links on my blog are affiliate links at no extra cost to you. I do get a minuscule percentage if you purchase the …

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Punkee Says: Zen Pig

Zen Pig Volume 1/Issue 1 Author: Mark Brown Illustrator: Amy Brown Summary: “Care for each other As much as yourself And never lose sight, That love is true wealth.” These are the wise words of “Zen Pig” – the critically-acclaimed children’s book character that teaches children compassion, gratitude, and mindfulness in easy to understand language …

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Punkee Says: Kingdom of Wrenly – Sea Monster

The Kingdom of Wrenly – Sea Monster By Jordan Quinn Summary: Troubled waters ahead! Lucas and Clara search for a scary sea monster in this third chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series. Something has been making waves around Wrenly, and it’s not the tides. Prince Lucas is sure that it’s the mysterious …

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Parts of a Fox II – Making Clay Foxes

Once upon a time there was a cheeky little fox named Foxy Sasha who loved playfully pouncing on little anoles in the forest… After learning about the Parts of a Fox using beautifully hand-drawn nomenclature cards from The Montessori Company, creating this clever little fox creature with clay is a great follow-up. Using clay is highly …

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