Teaching Values: Integrity and Lies

Integrity is a difficult concept to teach preschool and school-aged children. There are so many components to it, but this week we decided to make it a general sweeping statement: "Doing the right thing even when no one is watching." We addressed this idea by reading and discussing lying. My kids usually lie when they've… Continue reading Teaching Values: Integrity and Lies


Clearing a Path to Penny

It's hard to see in this photo because it's overgrown, but there is a narrow slate path leading away from the driveway that needed to be cleared. I'm pretty sure this path was one of the reasons we kept getting deer ticks on our legs. And it's a path we use every day, because through… Continue reading Clearing a Path to Penny

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Organizing Kids’ Art Supplies

Today we organized the kids' art supplies. By "we," I mean, I showed the kids how everything has been put away now, and strongly encouraged them to follow suit when they're done coloring/drawing/writing... We have TONS of supplies - coloring books, writing pads, construction paper, scissors, glue, markers, colored pencils, etc etc. I want the… Continue reading Organizing Kids’ Art Supplies