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To another chapter!

“As we move around the circle of life, there are certain things we must do if we are to learn and grow and live a good life. The first step is to listen. If we do not listen, then we … Continue reading

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Abby’s Song about the Planets

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Chalk it UP!

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Understanding Flags

Mystery Bay is exploring European Flags inspired by the Revolutionary War, the Olympics and the flags that hang from the ceiling at the pool we visit every Thursday. First we did the German Flag. Determination: “Even if its really hard … Continue reading

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Critical Thinkers, both Young and Old.

“A primary challenge to teachers is to see students as three dimensional creatures… with hope, dreams, aspirations, skills and capacities; with bodies, minds, hearts and spirits; with experiences, histories, a past, a pathway and future; with a family, a community, a … Continue reading

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Joy is the Medium.

We’re weaving and wrapping and tying and braiding! We’re making “Spirit Eyes” and “Dream Eaters” and “Spider Homes” and “Sunshine Eyes”.   We’ve had a pulley attached to the ceiling (since we we’re building with tubes and exploring the world … Continue reading

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What special thing does your family do in the summer when it gets hot?

Fly a kite. The wind helps the kite fly.        -Salvadore I’m gunna go to Orcas again!        -Hannah Go to the park and play.        -Winter I go to the wading pool and swim in the water.        -Mackenzie … Continue reading

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