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Have a great weekend

Hello Parents,

This week we celebrated our one year anniversary. Thank you all for your support and your trust.

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We hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day Weekend! Remember school will be closed on Monday, May 27.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Hello Parents,

Hope you were all able to enjoy the breakfast table at the school this morning, specially served for all the amazing moms who invest so much in raising wonderful children.

We want to take this moment to wish you a great weekend and fabulous Mother’s Day! May all your love and hard work be appreciated tenfold.

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Teacher Appreciation Week 2013

Hello Parents,

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Every week, day in and day out you trust our school with your children, you trust that we have made the best selection in teachers to educate, care and love the people most special in your life. We thank you for your trust, and this week, we thank our teachers for continuously working so hard to earn and keep the trust you’ve placed in us.

Thank you teachers, for we are an outstanding  learning center because of you!

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Let’s Save Money

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It’s been a holidayish kind of  year. Going through the calendar it is fun to see how there is a day to celebrate just about everything, and every day in the calendar is assigned to a holiday special to someone. Today for example is Teach Your Children to Save Day. Many of these daily holidays celebrate something that you really should be doing ever day, but for those of us who slack off or forget they serve as great reminders. These holidays also help us be a little silly, and come up with ideas to teach our children something new, have fun with them, and be a little more festive. At CBLC we try to find activities that the kids will learn from and also have fun with.

Just 1% of Kids Save Any Allowance Money. Studies have shown that most parents are poor financial role models for their children. Check out this article on AllYou.com on How to Teach Kids About Money: spend, Save, and Share.

If you have kids getting ready for elementary school, there is a great book called The Penny Pot by Stuart Murphy. The blog, Carrots Are Orange has some basic activities you can do with your kid based on this book.

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For a creative and homemade activity that will help your children learn about money, there is a fun game you can make, using just paint chips and popsicle sticks. Found on Katherine Maries blog, have fun with this {Recycled} Coin Book Game.

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Lastly, we want to be sure to remind you that tomorrow, April 24th is Administrative Professionals Day – very important people in our lives if you have someone who helps you in your every day business life. So if you are grateful to an administrative professional who helps keep you on track and well-managed, be sure to send flowers, buy them lunch, and you’d be surprised how far a simple cup of coffee to show appreciation can go.

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Happy Easter

 

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DIY Bunny Tote

Hello Parents,

Hope everyone is having a great week. If you’re still trying to find a different kind of easter basket for the kids this weekend, check out this super cute DIY bag we just found at Ador. It really doesn’t get any easier than this bunny tote, all you need is  a canvas bag and black fabric marker.

DIY Bunny Tote from Ador

DIY Bunny Tote from Ador

We have been getting many of pictures of the kids this month, so be sure to stay tuned to the blog for updates. We also upload them to the Snapfish albums by class so it’s easier for you to find the photo you’re looking for.

Here are a few photos from the Pre-K 3 Easter celebration. Enjoy!

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Surprise Eggs & Marshmallow Drops

Hello Parents,

Thinking of bunnies and pastel colors already? How could you not, Easter is all around us! With the sweet holiday fast approaching you may be wondering what you can do with the kids to get them all excited – The Chirping Moms gave us a different take on decorating eggs, on the 5 Easter Activities to do With Kids post.

Blogger mom, Courtney, writes about Surprise Eggs: “This is a fun twist on dying eggs. After you boil the eggs, write on them or draw pictures with crayons. Then, when the kids dye them, the designs pop up like magic!”

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Surprise Eggs

If you’re looking to celebrate Easter with something other than an egg hung, check out the marshmallow drop happening at 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, March 30, 2013 in Miami Shores Village at the Recreational Fields. You can also begin celebrating Easter already, Munchkin Fun has shared many of the Easter activities around the city; there are plenty to choose from this weekend and next.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Hello Parents,

“top of the morning to ya!”

Taking a moment today to wish all of you a very happy St. Patrick’s day, and may the luck of the Irish find you in great spirits. Need a couple of last-minute ideas to celebrate the holiday with the kids? Check out this post on tasty treats using Lucky Charms from Cool Mom Picks. Did someone say Lucky Charms Ice Cream Sandwich? Sounds like the perfect treat for a day like today. Yum!

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Interestingly the luck of the Irish is often referenced in a very positive tone, yet the Irish people have endured some pretty bad luck. So, does “luck of the Irish” mean you’re wishing someone bad luck? Not exactly. Some believe the phrase originated the USA; while it’s hard to traced there are a couple of scenarios that give it a little more meaning.

  • Irish legend tells that finding or catching a leprechaun – who would then give you gold – was a lucky event, which could only happen in Ireland.
  • During the exploration for gold in the west, there were a large number of Irishmen who got lucky and found their “pot o’ gold” in the gold fields of California, or were also equally prosperous in silver mining.

There you have it folks, a little Irish lesson to get us through the day. So, when you’re wishing the Luck of the Irish on someone, we now know that you are wishing them success in all they do – and hoping they catch a leprechaun or two!

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We’ve been getting a lot of great photos this month, and some really fun ones from Friday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Check back often to see when the photos get up loaded, and remember we always put more photos on Snapfish, organized by classroom to make it easier to go straight to your kids’ pictures.

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It is PI Day!

Hello Parents,

As you know, it is never too early to get your kids excited about math, and today is the perfect opportunity to tell them a little more about pi. No, it’s not a misspelling, I’m not referring to the delicious cherry-filled kind, but the arithmetic pi: the mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and is approximately equal to 3.14159. As long as we’re talking about circles and pi’s why not celebrate with a slice.

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For those of you with kids entering elementary school soon, here’s a little supply that is sure to have your kids always remember pi day. Why should we limit ourselves to number 2 pencils anyway! Click the image and you’ll be redirected to the Wacodis Etsy shop.

Pi pencils, at Etsy shop, Wacodis.

Pi pencils, at Etsy shop, Wacodis.

I leave you with a last note of genius fun fact, today would have been Albert Einstein’s 134th birthday!

Happy Birthday Mr. Einstein!

Happy Birthday Mr. Einstein!

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Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Hello Parents,

Hope everyone had a great weekend and remembered to spring forward on Sunday morning. Spring is quickly approaching and a sure sign of it is the preparations everywhere for St. Patrick’s Day and the Easter holidays.

We will be posting Easter activities for you to do with the kids soon enough, but St. Patty’s is just around the corner and we couldn’t pass up a chance to search high and low for the pot of gold and four-leaf clover.

Cool Mom Picks had a great post on five easy St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas that you can do with the kids with items that you probably have at home already. Here are pictures of the activities, more info on materials and instructions on the Cool Mom Picks blog.

 

Which one will you do? They’re so easy you can make a different one every day of the week. We’re thinking the spinach chips may soon take on the shape of many other holiday symbols.

Be sure to check out the Cool Mom Picks blog for the details on these fun ideas and more. Please share in the comments section if you do any of these with the kids and how it turned out.

Want more St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas? Check out the many posts on Pinterest boards with ideas on the topic, you’ll find crafts you can do with the kids and some nice DIY ones for decorating the home or setting up just the right Irish party.

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