Monthly Archives: February 2013

The “P” Word

I can say vagina. No problem. I can say penis without batting an eye. Anytime, anywhere I’m completely fine saying, “Don’t throw the ball at his penis,” or “Yes girls have vaginas and boys have penises.” But “panties?” Eew. No … Continue reading

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Super Hero Bingo

Of course, no party is complete around here without a bingo game so… here’s Super Hero Bingo! Click here to download this Super Hero Bingo game. It has 12 cards which are 4 x 4 and 19 call cards. Now … Continue reading

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Too Much Happy Basket?

I believe in encouragement at school. Really, I do. But this is getting ridiculous. This is from the 1st grade happy basket…   this is from the 1st grade Treasure Box…   and this is from the 1st grade End … Continue reading

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Banner with Ties

Caroline turns 4 today so we are well into party planning mode for the weekend. For the 11 months and 3 weeks she requested a super hero party on a regular basis. Last week she decided she wanted a cheetah … Continue reading

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The Things She Says

My little one only has a few days until she turns four. Hard to believe. Even in just the past week I think she has grown up so much especially with her pretend play and vocabulary. Thought I would share … Continue reading

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My husband recently turned 40 so the kids and I decorated for the occasion. The glass jars are filled with black beans and then have popsicle sticks standing in the beans. Each popsicle stick had a little picture the boys … Continue reading

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Shaving Cream Letters

In school, Caroline learns a new letter each week. Since she wasn’t really picking up each letter each week, I decided to work with her on the new letter before it is introduced. This week the letter was P and … Continue reading

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The Tooth Fairy

The tooth fairy visited here the other night. Thank goodness she remembered to come. On one occasion, a few years ago, the tooth fairy forgot completely. I think she was distracted with the new Law and Order that was on … Continue reading

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For the last 2 weeks I have  included a Valentine joke in the lunchboxes. One day I placed the following joke in my  first grader’s lunchbox: What did the bat say to his girlfriend? You’re fun to hang around with! … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

My husband and I were watching a taped Katie Couric show the other day. In the beginning he fained interest but was disappointed when I turned it off. The show was about plastic surgery mishaps. The stories, pictures, and agony … Continue reading

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