How ready are you for Christmas?
Tell us in scale from 1-10.
If it's 10 ! Let us share with you this fuzzy collection. 🎄🎄🎄
Look at this bunch of cuties from our sing-along at @elkcafebk
! Don’t you want to join them? There are only about 3 more weeks of Buttons sing-alongs for the season, so check out the schedule and come jam! • Tues 10/16 @larkcafe
11am • Thurs 10/18 private building in downtown BK, 11am (DM for details) • Fri 10/19 @elkcafebk
11am, ** @thesparrowsisters
will be subbing!!
It’s our one year too! One year of winging it at keeping this little human happy and healthy because we still don’t have a clue about what we’re doing half the time 😀❤️ Cheers to parenthood. The best job in the world.
📷 by @bee.serene
I love seeing these two together. They certainly enjoy making silly faces at each other and playing around. She’s already mastered jokes and teasing her Papa whenever the opportunity presents itself. We had a really nice family lunch at the beach all together. They were so well behaved (which is the exception not the rule when we are out! 🙈) Probably one of the last nice warm beach days before autumn arrives. Even though the sun wasn’t as strong we were still very careful to protect our little ones’ eyes. We are especially sensitive to our little girl’s eyes as we have had some issues with her eyes (I’ll save that for another post- as it’s a big one!). We were so grateful that a specialist informed us about how important it is to choose the correct type of sunglasses. We had (mistakenly 😖) never been fussed about the type of sunglasses we purchased (as long as they had uv protection) as we figured that with our little ones they would likely get lost or broken within no time... However, we discovered the poor quality sunglasses actually have blurry lenses, which aren’t ideal for eye sight! 😱 So we were advised to always ensure we purchase kids sunglasses that use CR39 plastic as this is the clearest form of plastic (clearest material for sunglasses after glass, which is of course not advisable for little ones!) So needless to say we’ve decided sunglasses are a worthwhile investment! We learn something new every day don’t we?! 🙈
Our sons really need to work on expressing themselves. I recently had to work on this with my son. Every strong emotion is not anger. Sometimes it’s frustration, fear, or extreme sadness. When my sons feelings are hurt it does not resemble what I recognize as hurt. To me it looks like anger and aggression. It is after I give him a huge tight hug tells me it is not any of those things because he falls apart in my arms in tears. I bought a emotions chart. I begin the day and when they arrive at home asking my children to identify their emotions. I want them to know that their feelings are important to me AND their CHOICE in changing or maintaining their emotions is the POWER.
Are we misinterpreting our students emotions. In grad school we were introduced to the “Mood Meter”. This is a graph Teachers can put up in their class to determine where our students are in assessing their mood. The students have a popsicle stick or clothes pin with their name on it. You can put magnets on the back of them or ‘gummy” tape. The students move their stick or pin to during transitions to signal not only to the teacher it also signals to their peers where the people in the community is. Guess what happens when peers know what their classmates are feeling we learn EMPATHY!!!!
Share your smile with the world ! 🌎😄
Day 8 #balanceyoselfmama
Thankfully this is a topic that doesn’t bring on too much stress. My husband is a Director of Finance for his job so that transfers over to our household. For the past couple of years, we’ve made a budget at the beginning of the year and then checked quarterly to see if we were on target. It has helped us travel, save, and buy a house.
I was working as a teacher up until this school year so we have taken a little bit of a pay cut. However, it’s worth it so I can stay home. I’m pretty sure I go over on my budget for things for Reya since I buy her way too many things on Etsy and Amazon but it evens out since we haven’t been traveling as much.
I know this is such a stressful topic for many so I’m grateful to say this is one of the easier ones for me regarding self care.
Math Small Group
I can count objects to 5.
Class: Kinder Prep
Daily Handwriting Practice
Math Small Group
I can count seven objects.
Literacy Small Group
I can identify letters.
I can pronounce my sounds.
I can identify uppercase and lowercase letters.
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