August Holidays

Cardboard wings and video screens are taped to the twins' trays so they can see what it is like to eat lunch on an airplane.  They drew pictures to paperclip to their TV screens for their viewing pleasure.

August is not normally known as a month full of holidays. Luckily for us, almost every day of the year is a reason for someone to celebrate something! Here are a few ideas of unique ways to spend your days as the summer begins to wind down. American Adventures Month: Visit National parks, monuments, or drive…

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Spring into Action


April showers bring May flowers. We’ve all heard the saying many times. But we are interested in more than just flowers. We are interested in empowering our children! Here is a sampling of events that you might like to celebrate in your home or classroom to grow empowered children during the Month of April: Teach…

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Earth Hour

Earth Hour is celebrated on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30 P.M. local time by hundreds of millions of people around the world. In order to bring attention to our planet, and the way we all depend on its food, water, fuel and fresh air, people unite by turning out their lights for one hour. It…

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Moments to Remember in 2012

Holidays can be like riding a roller coaster. There is a lot of anticipation in advance for what might come.  Added excitement, squeals of delight and occasional meltdowns are par for the course.  Before you know it, the ride is over.  Sometimes we are so busy that we miss half of what is happening at…

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Kids Making a More Peaceful World: The International Day of Peace

In Seattle’s neighborhood of South Lake Union, a group of 3 and 4 year olds talked with their classroom teachers about their ideas of how they would make the world more peaceful in honor of the International Day of Peace, which was Friday, September 21. When one of the parents heard about the activity, she…

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Homeless in Seattle: Part 2


The following events occurred 12/13/11 in my Trailblazer Classroom, which contained eighteen 3-5 year olds.  Some names have not been included and some images have been altered per parent request.) This morning was an important and special morning for the Trailblazers. We were having Isaiah John, a homeless newspaper vendor, come to visit our classroom…

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