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6 Feb

My son wanted 100 Star Wars Characters on his shirt. So today we went online and he picked ten characters. We found the graphics of the ten. We then printed ten of each character on iron-on Avery computer paper. My son’s idea was to do the characters in groups of five on each side of the shirt. This way we ended up with 50 characters on one side and 50 on the other side. Here is our finished product! Above is the front of the shirt and it says, “Happy 100th Day of School!”Above is the back of the shirt and it says, “It is my 100th Day of Grade K.” var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher";  

5 Feb

The weekend before the school Valentine’s Day parties is here. Thought I would share a few ideas for Valentine’s Day cards and some other blogs with interesting Valentine’s Day Card Ideas. Two ideas from two friends: My friend and neighbor Amy B. made these cute Flock of Valentines. Amy says, “I got that idea from Ranger Rick magazine. It is so cute. Those are the bigger pipe cleaners you can get at Michael’s. Construction paper, eyes, you can use feathers for the tail too.” My friend Rebecca made these lollipop vday flower cards. They are cute and yummy! Here’s... 

4 Feb

I love using dice for games. My almost three year old, likes to roll them and count the dots. My six year old loves math and making addition problems with dice. Lately, he enjoys rolling them a writing out a math problem. How about creating a craft where your kids need to roll the dice to collect the craft items. I created this little Valentine Heart face & a key to use with the dice. The players roll the dice to collect all the pieces for their craft. Once they have all their pieces collected they can glue their craft together. My son can do this independently (in fact, he is doing that now).... 

2 Feb

Well, Phil the Groundhog saw his shadow and I need to get over it and realize, winter is here to stay for a few more weeks. So I am moving on and looking towards the 100th day of school. It should be around the corner for many students. Funny, this is my first year being on the other side of the 100th day… the parent side and not the teacher side. My son brought in 100 shamrocks for a project he will do in school. Now he has decided what he wants to wear to school for the 100th day – 100 Star Wars Characters. My plan is to print characters on iron on paper in groups of five. I will... 

1 Feb

That is my pup there… I’m tired of the snow… but she loves it! Isn’t she cute? She warms my heart! Some updated pages from Teaching Heart you may want to check out!!! Get warm with learning fun! Get some quick ideas for your celebration of the Super Bowl!http://www.teachingheart.net/football.htm Will the Groundhog see his Shadow??? You can see some ideas here:http://www.teachingheart.net/groundhogdaysite.html 100 Days of School is so close, you need to get some ideas here:http://www.teachingheart.net/hundreddays.html Unbelievably spring is around the corner… Check out... 

31 Jan

I just finished hosting my book club for the book Firefly Lane. I personally loved the book… Definitely a total chick flick-read – grab the Kleenex! I think I liked it so much because it made me think about my friends (just what is a friend and what would you do for a friend?) , the setting was Washington State (I lived there for four years and loved it! So cool to read about Bainbride Island), and it took place in the 70-80′s (this was the icing on the book)!!! It was very easy for my mind to visualize. In Firefly Lane you meet Kate and Tully. For thirty years we experience... 

29 Jan

Vote for your favorite Mommy Blog at Scholastic!! Scholastic invites you to vote for the mommy blogs you love to read. I just put my votes in! Go on over and vote! http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogcontest/ var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher";  

28 Jan

A heads up on an event that is coming to Washington Country of PA!!! The Relay for Life of Peters Township is a fun event for families. You will find games for the kids, food, great auctions, and much more… Come walk the track with your family and support a great cause. I think this year will be the best year yet! It is a holiday theme and each team will be decorating their fundraising areas based on their chosen holiday. A great family event!!! For more details, please visit the event website at:www.relayforlife.org/papeterstwp The Relay is May 30, 2009 at Peters Township High School…... 

28 Jan

Yes, winter has really decided to show up this week and Mommy is running out of things to do with no school… My six year old, already built a spaceship out of Tinker Toys… My daugher starts to get antsy and wants to play something… so out comes High Ho Cherry O! After about three games of that we move on to tent building.. My son destroyed the playroom and built a tent for him and his sister to roll around in… It looks like a snow globe outside and of course the kiddos want to go out… mean mommy says it is too cold. Still, I bring three buckets inside for... 

27 Jan

My brother will turn 29 on Thursday and he is a HUGE Steelers fan. So huge that my kids cannot be in the room while he watches a game because of his Steeler potty mouth! Anyhow, here is his Birthday Present. What makes this special and blog worthy is the bag I used. I used the tote bags you buy at the grocery store as the gift bag! They are only $2.00 and big enough and sturdy enough for about anything. I am sure your town may have these with your local sports team on them. They make great git sacks. Here is what is in the bag… Steelers Hat, Steelers Apron, Munchies for the game, &... 

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