Friday, August 1, 2008

Valentine’s Day : : February 14

February 14th

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This is one of our favorite holidays all year.  We like to call it “I Love You” Day.  It is the perfect time to share God’s love with your children, have a special tea time, make treats for friends + neighbors, make cards for grandparents, and my list could go on and on.  Ha!!

Here are some of our favorite books + resources that we like to pull out for this special week…

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If You’ll Be My Valentine

Holiday - Valentine - Elmo Loves You
Elmo Loves You

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Guess How Much I Love You

We have a paperback version of this classic that we leave out year round but it is fun to have this special sweetheart cloth edition that we pull out especially for this time of year.

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Groundhog Day : : February 2nd

February 2nd


This is a fun day to watch the news, learn about shadows, and remind your children that we are 6 weeks away from Spring. 

Wake Up, Groundhog

This is a cute book showing that it is important to watch for the signs of Spring.  I also love the history nuggets about Groundhog Day at the end.  This is one that we use each year.

You can also watch it being read over on YouTube.

Don’t forget to also watch the actual news coverage from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to find out what this year’s weather prediction will be.  We usually search for it over on YouTube

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Celebrate Everyday

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Celebrate Everyday

Mama, These days with our children are so very precious.  I know they are not easy and they do not always go the way that Pinterest tells you they should.  However, do not lose heart and do not stop trying to create special memories with your children. 

Every year, I love to add in some exciting books + lessons that are centered around holidays + silly special days.  This is where the memories + traditions are made.  I have posted about these over the years, but I thought it would fun to gather together some of our favorite resources all in one place.

Enjoy and I hope this helps you to CELEBRATE EVERYDAY with your children,
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The days are long, but the years are short.

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Friday Favorites

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I love to share – really  I do.  When I find something that I enjoy, my 1st thought is to share it!!  Watch my social media – Facebook or Instagram – for the latest happies.  You can find them with the #OLSFavorites hashtag.

For The Little Ones

Don’t Rock The Croc

This is a fun, simple game that our littles received for Christmas this year.
It keeps them busy during read aloud time so that makes it a win-win for everyone!!

Our Little Library

Our Little Library

Welcome to Our Little Library.  We love to read and we thought it would be fun to share our favorite books with you.  Some of these titles are timeless classics, while others are newer books.  Some are more serious and others are just for fun.  Click around and we hope you find a few new ones to add to your reading list. 

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See a good book that we missed?  Please leave us a comment telling us a few of your favorites!!!

Picture Books for the Early Years

Picture Books for Early Years

These are some of our family’s favorite picture books.
These titles are perfect for any age, but especially those early years (3 – 5 years old).

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Picture Books - The Bee Tree
The Bee Tree

Our Winter Book Basket

Our Little Library - Winter Basket

These are some of our favorite resources to pull out during the winter months.

Winter - Secrets of Winter[2]
Secrets of Winter

Shine a light behind the pages and discover a natural winter world full of surprises!

Winter - The Big Snow
The Big Snow

This one teaches so many great lessons about nature, hibernation, and reminds us to feed the animals during the winter months.

Winter - Grandmother Winter
Grandmother Winter

Love the nuggets about nature + the sweet illustrations.

The Night Before the Snow Day

This one is fun to read the night before a big snow.  There are several in this series.  The Christmas one is a favorite.

Winter - Thats Not My Snowman[2]
That’s Not My Snowman

Perfect for toddlers.

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Let It Snow

We have several in this series.  They are simple, just for fun books, but I absolutely LOVE the illustrations so that is why it stays in our basket.  They are fun to pull out each season and talk about the pictures.

Winter – Snow

These are some of our favorite resources to study snow + snowflakes.

Winter - Snow - Curious About Snow[8]
Curious About Snow

Winter - Snow - Snowflake Bentley[14]
Snowflake Bentley

Winter - Snow - Snowflakes in Photographs[10]
Snowflakes in Photographs

Enjoy the actual photographs
from Snowflake Bentley

Winter – Antarctica + Shackleton

We love to study the adventures of Shackleton and this is the perfect time of year to focus your geography on Antarctica.  Discover some of our favorites rescources we use each year. 

Trapped by the Ice!

Great picture book!

Who Was Ernest Shackleton?

Antarctica Journeys to the South Pole

This is a thrilling read to learn more about all of the expeditions to Antarctica.  Great one for upper elementary + middle school.


This is an A&E dramatization of the story.  It does a pretty good job retelling the journey.  There are a few choice words in this one + they mention the affair that he was involved in.  I personally like the way they focus on the photographer/videographer Frank Hurley.

Winter - Antarctica - When The Sun Shines on Antarctica
When The Sun Shines on Antarctica

This books adds a fun flavor to our Poetry Tea Time during the winter months.

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