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One Last Hike

Rain slickers, rubber boots, happy voices, bright shiny green everywhere, and rain—summer rain, these are the lasting images of my final hike with the Explorer’s class of 2015. It was a fitting end to our time with this adventurous group of … Continue reading

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Embrace the Moment

“Mom, you’re not embracing the moment.” Aurora said to me. This statement was in response to me saying, “You guys are so not fun.” On a recent snow day, I asked Stephen and Aurora if they would go snowshoeing with … Continue reading

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The Rice Rainbow

Coloring rice was the project of the day. White rice, water color paints, plastic bags, two teachers, and eight Explorers were the ingredients needed for this plan. Each child was asked, “What color rice would you like to make?” “Blue, yellow, … Continue reading

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Go Wild!

Go wild. It’s time. Summer vacation is in full swing at our house. With so much time together, occasionally, Stephen and Aurora get on each others nerves. One day last week, I heard one of the calls of summering children, … Continue reading

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A Quest for Fiddleheads

Fiddlehead ferns. We talk about harvesting them every year. Dave works with a guy, Claude, who every spring makes a trip to what we call Fiddlehead Island. He is a legend in our house. “Claude says there are so many … Continue reading

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A New Puzzle in the Explorers’ Classroom

  A new rainforest puzzle was recently introduced to the Explorer classroom. One of the best parts of working in an educational environment is that something as simple as a new puzzle can inspire lots of learning and collaboration. The … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentines  I gave a hundred Valentines. A hundred, did I say? I gave a thousand Valentines one cold and wintery day. I didn’t put my name on them or any other words because my Valentines were seeds for February birds. Aileen … Continue reading

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Christmas 1994 to Christmas 2013

While looking through old photographs, I came across one that I had used for my Christmas card in 1994. My son William was two-years-old and in love with animals. He played with toy animals, we read stories about animals, and … Continue reading

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One Step at a Time

The summit of Mount Monadnock was our goal on a sunny summer day. Friday night we camped at Monadnock State Park at the foot of this popular mountain. Monadnock is said to be the world’s third most climbed mountain, behind Japan’s … Continue reading

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