Eric Carle First Grade Art Project

(* some affiliate links included) Our little school in Michigan doesn’t have an art class.  Every spring I get funding through the PTA to put on an art program for the entire school.  I work with our awesome teachers coming up with ideas or helping them purchase supplies for their own ideas.  This year each teacher chose an artist to […]

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Zoo Openings for spring {MI and IN}

Anyone living in Michigan and Indiana(or other cold, snowy locations), know that a lot of our zoos close for winter.  Typically they close in November until sometime in April.  A lot of zoos don’t close, but I find in these two states, a LOT do close or have very limited times. Here’s a current list of dates the zoos are opening, and any fun NEW things going on this year: April 1- Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City IN– already open- we were here a few years ago.  It’s a nice little zoo right by the beach in Michigan City.  We spent the morning at the zoo and the afternoon swimming in Lake Michigan. Makes for a fun family day. Potowatomi Zoo– South Bend, IN  opened April 1 Indianapolis Zoo– Indianapolis, IN already open.  They’re adding new exhibits to the Oceans area this year.  This is a GREAT zoo.  We were there several years ago. April 14- Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI ( a great little zoo that is really natural feeling.  This is one of the best “little zoos” I’ve been to)- They’re breaking ground this year on a new lion exhibit.  The giraffes will only be on exhibit when it’s 60F or greater outside. April 16- Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary in Athens, MI.  The sanctuary is open year round but beginning April 16 they’ll start moving the animals from their indoor winter exhibits to the outdoor exhibits.  It […]

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