Punkee Says: Babymouse – Mad Scientist!

Babymouse: Mad Scientist By Jenifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm Summary: The greatest scientific discovery of the 21st century is about to be revealed . . . when Babymouse enters the school science fair! Will her amazing discovery win 1st place? Will it become a successful spin off series? Find out in Mad Scientist—the 14th …

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Flower Suncatchers

Creating flower suncatchers is a fun way to get kids’ hands on the different parts of a plant, especially the flowers. It’s also a great way to celebrate the spring equinox or summer solstice. After learning about the anatomy of a flower in Parts of a Flower I, II, and III the vocabulary is tossed …

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Make Spotted Eggs Using Pine Needles

A big summer thunderstorm swept through our humid coastal town a few nights ago. The next morning the sun was shining so brightly and the birds and squirrels were at their peak of communication. Metaphorically, it reminded me that the sun – producer of life and heat – always seems at it’s brightest and fullest …

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Punkee Says: Babymouse – Rockstar

Babymouse – Rockstar By Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm Summary: Babymouse has music in her soul…but sadly, not in her flute. Will Babymouse ever hit the right note? Will she be the star of the school concert, or is her musical career all washed up before it’s even started? Find out in Rock Star, …

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Mindfulness in Slicing Eggies

For a protein-rich snack full of healthy cholesterol, boiled eggs are a great treat. Most kids like them at some point, and even if they don’t, this quick lesson on slicing eggs (or, eggies as Seastar calls them) will still be fun for the child to prepare snacks for the family or for a classroom …

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Slicing Ba-nay-nays

Anyway a child can be more independent is a great start to your child feeling more confident. Most kids love to help cook and prepare a meal, and there are some very safe ways of allowing your child to help. One of my favorite tools for this is a banana slicer. Even a one-year-old can …

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