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4rd grade Georgia O’keefe art

I recently posted my 1st grade Eric Carle art project- Here’s the 4th grade project I put together for another teacher in our school.  I got a great deal on canvases at Michaels this year (Under $1 each for the 8×10 which are normally $19.99 for a 10 pack). So.. we used those 8×10 canvases and coated them in a […]

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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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Maple Sugar Fun

In Michigan- March means Maple Sugar!  We had a few really nice days last week and the trees near me have already been tapped. We took a maple sugar tour years ago that showed the process of cooking down the sap to create the most delicious syrup ever!  We haven’t gone with the kids yet and I looked to see […]

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photo booth fun

I’m prepping my supplies to take photos at my sister in law’s 25th wedding anniversary party in March… I was SOOO excited to find these props on Amazon this weekend… how fun will that be? 25th Anniversary – Photo Booth Props Kit – 20 Count I think the guests are gonna have fun with this!!  I’ll bring my black 10x 20 photo […]

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Free movies in Michigan

Celebration Cinema is getting ready to start their Spring Flick Family Film FEstival.  Free movies for kids and usually a low ($5 ?) ticket price for adults. Here is the schedule: Opens Friday 2/26:  Hotel Transylvania 2 Opening in March 2016: 3/4 Pan 3/11 Goosebumps 3/18 The Peanuts Movie 3/25 Alvin and the Chipmunks   List of theaters (all in […]

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