Monday, September 12, 2011

Pebbles on the beach

For me, fall brings with it not only a new crispness in the air, but a rush and whirl of busy-ness. I don't enjoy the heat we get here in August and early September, but we always have the beach nearby for a bit of respite from climbing thermometers. So as summer exits, those beach visits send echoes of the summers I love: the colors, sights and sounds of sand, pebbles and sea.
"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."  - John Constable
(English landscape painter b. June 11th, 1776)


The annual pumpkin harvest that we love to celebrate is just around the corner! Get kids started with these printable pumpkin shapebooks. One page is for the cover (decorate any way you wish, but a little bit of orange glitter can go a long way toward glam!), and another has lined pages. Use them for spelling (harvest vocabulary: pumpkin, October, fall, autumn, orange, pie, Halloween etc.), or a little poem about pumpkins, recording pumpkin math stats and estimates (measure height and diameter, estimate seeds, weight etc.), or a fall observation journal etc. *Note that the Turkey Template downloads FREE as a preview on the page below; enjoy, and have fun with your fall projects!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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Printable Behavior Records

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