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Monochromatic art.

Yesterday we were pretty occupied with book club, but we did do an art lesson for Make Way for Ducklings. The FIAR manual has some excerpts from McCloskey’s Caldecott Medal speech, in which he talks about buying two pairs of … Continue reading

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Eggs and ducklings.

Mrs. Mallard’s eight eggs play a prominent role in Make Way for Ducklings, so yesterday Michael and Alex took apart an egg and learned about the different parts. They weren’t able to see a blastodisc, but they did find and … Continue reading

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First day of first grade!

I know it’s a holiday, but we had school today anyway because Alex was terribly excited about starting first grade. (We started kindergarten on June 1st, 2010, so that makes this week promotion time.) Here’s her “off to school” picture: … Continue reading

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