Polar Bears Aren’t Really White…

June 10, 2013 at 3:10 am (Education) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

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…And other fun facts you learn with your two year old while reading Magic Tree House…

So onward with The Magic Tree House Adventures.  We read Ghost Town at Sundown and Lions at Lunch Time. With Lions, we read LIONS by Kathy Darling and enjoyed all the many photographs taken by Tara Darling-Lyon. Kiddo also got to watch The Lion King for the first time this week and we practiced drawing the letter L and colored a giant lion head into her notebook.

Then, we moved onto Polar Bears Past Bedtime and the research guide on Polar Bears and the Arctic.  I usually include pictures of all these fabulous homeschooling moments, but kiddo broke my camera right after Comicpalooza.  So, my images are second hand…

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Kiddo really loves looking at the pictures of all the animals.  From identifying the baby bears to asking me what “those things are on him” hanging off the lion (his testicles), we’ve had a full two weeks learning about different kinds of predators and their environment.  She finds Africa vs. the Arctic fascinating and is now able to identify the two places on the map.

Yay for little tiny humans being enormous sponges for knowledge!

 

 

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Gift Ideas for the Masses

November 30, 2009 at 8:02 pm (The Whim) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Half Price Books has these fabulous little polar bear reuseable bags for $1.98 and all these cool odds and ends (like cards and calendars) to go with them.  My idea: buy the bag and stuff it with goodies and put a big matching bow on the top.  You’ll probably save lots of money (only buy one bag per person on your list) and you wont have to wrap a thing.

What I plan to do with the bags I buy (shhh, don’t tell my friends and family – good thing they don’t read this!):

Find a book at Half Price that you think they might enjoy, its Half Price – so it wont cost you much!  Find a movie to match the theme of the book.  Ie: if you buy them a copy of Atonement by Ian McEwan, buy them the movie with Kiera Knightley as well!; if you buy them a Civil War Coffee Table book, get them a documentary too!   For kids, maybe get books that have Polar Bears in the story or on the cover: Pullman’s The Golden Compass series and maybe the movie to go with.  Obviously, there’s still space in these reuseable bags.  Bake some cookies, fudge, or candies (don’t know how, I bet Half Price or Amazon has a book on that too!).  You might also want to add a small bit of artwork from Bryan Collins, he has small easily frameable prints for sale at bryandrinkscoffee.com.  This will make these gift bags more personalized and family friendly – and you’ll still save lots!

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