Sunday, November 3, 2013

Free scarf pattern

Easy Peasy infinity scarf!  I'm not a fan of circular needles, so I stitch up my scarves once the knitting is completed. To begin simply cast on 125 stitches on 15mm needles.  Knit until your work measures about 6-8 inches.  Cast off, sew along the seem, and bravo!

Winners for the Giveaway

Thanks so much for entering!!!!

The moment you have been waiting for his here. The winners of the give away hosted by SnugNLuv is here! Congratulations to Lori R. and Roxanne C. 

Lori chose the my Time Bundle that include 4 great games that your students will love.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Lori and Roxanne, I will email you your prize!


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Teachers Pay Teachers Giveaway

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In order for students to learn they must be engaged. Coming up with activities can time consuming and difficult, especially good ones!  Well, look no further.

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and so much more!  Emmy Mac Shop has themed resources, such as robots, monsters,
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You don't need to be a teacher to enjoy these great resources! Perfect for parents too.
All units are linked to curriculum expectations and can be used for children from Kindergarden
to Grade 5.

******Now for the great news!  Two Snugnluv readers will have the opportunity to win any item of his/her choice.

This is how the giveaway will work: (please read carefully)

You will recieve 1 entry for each of the following comments (there is NO LIMIT on the number of times you can enter). Please make sure that you post a separate comment in order for each one to count as an entry.

1. Go to the Emmy Mac Shop on Teachers Pay Teachers and tell us which product you will pick if you win (1 entry this one is mandatory to win)

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****Please make sure you leave a comment for each of the above and an email address so that we can reach you.The winner will have 48 hours to respond by email once he/she has been notified or another winner will be chosen by the random number generator. Winner will be chosen on November 2, 2013.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Is Facebook Image Crafting?

I think it's safe to say that most of us think, at least briefly, about our status updates on social media.  
Recently, I read this article, which I found both hilarious and a little judgemental.
It made me ponder the implications of my online interactions.

What do you think?  Image crafting or social interaction? Maybe a bit of both?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some Great Back to School Books

These are all fabulous books to help your child transition back to school. Good luck and enjoy the school year.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue

During the holidays we wanted to do something fun and relaxing with our daughters.  We decided to watch a movie and eat popcorn.  Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue is a book that we have so when it came up we decided to rent it. I was pleasantly surprised. 

One criticism I did have was that all of the fairies have a similar sexy figure and are curvy to say the least.  
On a positive note all of the fairies are of  differing ethnicity and there are even three males. Another thing that I like is the fact that the fairies are interacting with a real person in the movie,  a little girl named Lizzie.  The plot is good and the scary parts are pretty tame and quite well done.  There is no violence and all of the characters are nice people. It's a bit of a modern tale and there is a subtext of female empowerment.  A funny, fantastical, whimsical interpretation about friendship and honesty. The fairies are action heroines throughout.

I'll never forget the image of my sweet girl, dressed in her Tinkerbell pjs watching intently with giant eyes.  We watched it twice in a row!  Maybe now I'll be open to more movies for her.  Possibly even Disney.  Any suggestions?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Making Play Dough

"Play Dough" is great for kids.  My two and four year old daughter's both love it as do my Kindergarten students.  Kneading, cutting, rolling, and many of the other things that we do with play dough are excellent fine motor skills builders.  Today we made some using this recipe and I threw in a pinch of cinnamon to make it smell nice.  Turned out pretty good and we had lots.

Play Dough Recipe:
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoon cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
food coloring

Mix ingredients in a pan. Add water and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes. Dough forms a “clump”.  Remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes–add food coloring during kneading process. Play dough will keep for a few weeks in a  plastic sandwich bag.