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It’s a Winter Wonderland Out There!

This morning we woke up to a lot of snow. The views out our sliding door and from our porch look like this:
Snow
My 9 year old daughter is going to have a lot of fun with the snow spray paint she got in her Christmas stocking! What will you be doing in the snow today, after you’ve shoveled out? 🙂

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Script Frenzy – Write A Script for the month of April!

Do you love National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo)?  If you do, you should check out Script Frenzy.  It’s international and it’s free.  Much like Nanowrimo, which involves writing a novel in a month, for Script Frenzy you and/or your children write a script in a month.  You may write screenplays, stage plays, TV shows, short films, comic book scripts, radio scripts, adaptations of novels, or any other type of script!  Adults can sign up at the Script Frenzy website.  Children can take part by signing up for the Script Frenzy Young Writer’s Program.  I hope you enjoy writing scripts as much as our family does!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Dartmouth: Kiddietown Play Centre – 10 Visits Just $18!

Kiddietown Play Centre is for children up to six years of age.  It’s a 4,000 square foot play area that’s open seven days a week.  You can get 64% off now through Friday!  Go to the Groupon site to check out the details of the deal and to pick one up!  I have purchased a number of different deals from Groupon and had nothing but good experiences and great savings.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Homeschool Moms: What is Your Favourite Subject To Teach?

Deciding which subject is my favourite to teach is difficult.  I LOVE teaching my children so much.  I guess my biggest thrill is teaching Reading.  Teaching my children to read is SO rewarding.  I love teaching them all the building blocks of phonics that they need to start putting words together.  I love seeing them “get it” as my daughter has this past year – going from being able to read three-letter words to being able to read sentences and anything at all 🙂  She loves to show off her reading aloud to me.  The only thing that makes me sad is that, since she is my baby, she is the last child I will be teaching reading to.  Maybe my children will let me help teach my grandchildren someday, LOL.

Once they’re reading, I LOVE teaching my children all about literature.  I love sharing the classics with them, and most recently I have enjoyed introducing my eldest to Shakespearean plays (having introduced him to the stories from the plays when he was little) and trading Shakespeare quotes with him anytime, anywhere 🙂  He prepared one of Puck’s monologues from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and performed it for the local Kiwanis Festival, winning first place and a cash prize for outstanding performance.  Here he is in his Puck regalia…


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What is your favourite subject to teach your own children?

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

 

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Sydney: Youth Theatre Festival & Kiwanis Festival of Speech & Drama April 11-17

This week is a busy one for young people who love all things drama here in Sydney, Nova Scotia!

The Class Acts Drama School Youth Theatre Festival
April 11-17 at Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre
Monday – Saturday performances begin at 7pm
Sunday – Performance begins at 3pm followed by the presentation of the “Silly Awards”
Children age 4-18 will be showing off the plays and musicals they’ve been preparing all year.
For full schedule go to the
Class Acts Drama website.

The Kiwanis Festival of Speech and Drama
April 11-16 at United Baptist Church Hall
For a full schedule, swing by the Hall for a program.

Enjoy your week of drama!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,