Unicorn and Gems – Basic Multiplication

The unicorns of Gemland were huge collectors of gems. They needed them to survive, as mentioned in my unicorn and gems division lesson. They were getting SO MANY donations that they needed to start organizing them into rows. The unicorns found that it was easier to do this if they practiced their multiplication skills, and they …

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How to Draw a Jellyfish

In Parts of a Jellyfish – Nomenclature Cards, we learned about the anatomy of a jellyfish with the intention of gaining more respect for this beautiful, free-flowing (but sometimes painful) creature. We used The Montessori Company’s beautifully illustrated cards, which can be found HERE. Jellyfish have also been depicted in tons of different kinds of …

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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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