Seasons of Joy

Big Plans, Big Trip!

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I don’t think I blogged about it, but right before Michael (remember little Michael?!?!?) went off to college, he and I went on a trip to Disney World. We saw all four parks in our time there, and it was a wonderful relaxing time. I’d like to think we made some amazing memories, and it was so good to bond with him before he went away. I miss him terribly.

At one point, I looked at him and said “You know, IiPiccy-collage wish I could have afforded to bring you all here when you were little. As much fun as we’re having, it would be so awesome to see the look of wonder and experience the park through a small child’s eyes.”

SPRING Seasons of Joy Online Updates

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Websites come and websites go, and ten years later, I realize that some of the websites included in my Seasons of Joy curriculum may no longer be functioning. And spring is coming soon, I promise! Here are some updated links to the Spring seasonal guide.

p. 54 “Online bonus material”
The link to making a bubble wand no longer works. Try these links instead!
* Make large and small bubble wands.* A do-it-yourself GIANT bubble wand from sticks and string.
*Invent all kinds of bubble wands from kitchen materials.

Spring Seasons of Joy

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Spring Seasons of JoyI don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it, but the Spring issue of Seasons of Joy is one of my absolute favorites. I wrote it when I was pregnant with Daniel, and was so full of love and hope of new birth that my joy overflowed into the pages.

You can get lots of hints and clues about Spring Seasons of Joy here. Flower Fairy Circle Time is a magical experience, and there are lots of ideas for crafts and handwork to grace your Spring Nature Table.

What are my toddlers doing in September?

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GNOMES!!!!

GRAPHICS by JW Illustrations © JESSICAWEIBLE.COM

AND FALLING LEAVES!!!!

GRAPHICS by JW Illustrations © JESSICAWEIBLE.COM

We’ll be spending the first couple weeks with a gnome focus. I figure this will work in nicely with Daniel’s very first first grade main lesson focus (more on that in another post.). As I said before, we’re going to pull quite a bit from Autumn Seasons of Joy. We’ll be doing the Seasons of Joy gnomie circle, including this favorite rhyme that I wrote. The twins absolutely love this one!

Planning for... Toddler Time!

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Matthew and Molly have been asking if they get to “do school” this year. With late November birthdays, it gets a little awkward. I don’t plan on starting kindergarten until the September after they turn 5, which gives us 2 more preschool years to fill. I like to save Nursery Rhyme Nursery School for the four-year-old year, so this year we’ll really be doing a lot of Seasons of Joy stuff. I’m hoping it encourages me to do some editing and cleaning up as well!

Spring Circle Time

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We’re having so much fun with Spring Seasons of Joy this year! One of the things I really do love about my e-guides is seeing the gleam of recognition in my children’s eyes as we bring back songs we sang at the same time last year. There’s something so comforting and familiar in singing certain songs at the same time each year. We may add some new things as well, but the foundation of the circle is the same

Right now we’ve been enjoying the flower fairy circle. I’ve even caught my younger ones searching yard for hidden fairies!