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Little Things

And then there is the world of little things, seen all too seldom. Many children, perhaps because they themselves are small and closer to the ground than we, notice and delight in the small and inconspicuous. With this beginning, it … Continue reading

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Planting Pansies

For my daughter, Aurora, spring means planting pansies. When she was four-years-old my mother came for a visit. My mother (Aurora’s Granny) announced to Aurora, “Wait until you see what I have in my car.” With excitement and anticipation Aurora … Continue reading

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A late day hike

My friend, Caryn and I took a hike late in the afternoon on a recent spring day. It’s a beautiful time of day for a hike. On a sunny day, the sun rakes across the trees casting long dramatic shadows and illuminates … Continue reading

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Cute little Critter

If you are quiet and still, amazing things will appear.

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Books to Ring in Spring

Two of my favorite books to read in the spring are Possum and the Peeper, by Anne Hunter, and and then it’s spring, written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin E. Stead. In Possum and  the Peeper, possum is roused from … Continue reading

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Hiking and Singing in the Rain

On a recent Monday, the Explorers took a hike in the rain. Earlier that morning, I emailed the parents and asked them to bring in boots and raincoats for their children because we hoped to take a hike before the heavy rain settled in. The … Continue reading

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Running Water, Running Dog

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Monarch Magic

What happens when four monarch caterpillars are given to Schoolmates preschool? Monarch magic! Butterfly books are pulled out of storage and displayed on shelves. Laminated photographs of the stages of metamorphosis are put on the table for the children to … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

 This is a Queen leaf. It is taller than the others. The red is the crown and the yellow is the body. —Brayden

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Early Morning Frost

 

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