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Egg Day

August 23, 2011 Egg day couldn’t begin without a little thematic breakfast! No, the kids would NOT eat it, Sam-I-Am, they would not eat Green Eggs and Ham! But, I did! And, after I managed to hard-boil about a dozen more eggs, we got to work. Today, we completed several “Egg-speriments,” including the old egg-through-the-bottle […]

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Protest Posters Inspired By Ghosts of Gone Birds

August 17, 2011 Today we made Rob Ford Protest Posters inspired by the artists of the Ghosts of Gone Birds! _____________________________________________________________ This morning, I received a tweet from @GoneBirds with a link to a brand new poster advocating for the Spoon-billed Sandpiper. You can also find this picture on the Ghosts of Gone Birds Facebook […]

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Crazy Fruit Day

August 16, 2011 Sure, we’ve painted with pineapple skins…We even attempted to grow one from a crown on our windowsill…Still, this year’s “Crazy Fruit Day” took the old “Pineapple Day” up a notch. Today, we played a Name That Fruit Game, we created Still Life pieces with ink and watercolours, and we operated a Blind […]

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Library Day: T-Shirts and a Ford Protest Song

August 10, 2011 Did he ever return? No he never returned From the library that day He may circulate forever ‘Round those queer old stacks & bookshelves He’s the mayor who never returned Today we made t-shirts to show our love and support of our local public library. Then, in further support of books and […]

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The Day in Condiments

August 9, 2011 Last summer, we had Pickle Day. We made Dilly-Dill pickles, and that was all.  No. That wasn’t the end of it.  Those seven litres of pickles lasted us through the winter. And, after they were gone, our talk about those pickles lasted another season, with plans and plots about what to do for our Summer of Funner 2011. The […]

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Just a Bit of News

August 4, 2011 Thanks to @MargaretAtwood for retweeting my “Save the Riverdale Farm” Sketches!  A record number of visitors checked out the site yesterday! I hope you come back and visit us again! Please help Toronto save its farms, zoos, libraries and bike lanes! Write to your councillors! Get on the phone and call them, too! This Friday, […]

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Marshmallow Day

August 2, 2011 We’ve had Marshmallow Days before. Two years ago, the kids and I used large fluffy marshmallows as paint stampers, we made robots with marshmallows, toothpicks, and icing, and we finished up by making rice cereal treats.  We had so much fun, it is no wonder that they asked for it again!  Still, we […]

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“Save the Riverdale Farm” Sketches

July 27, 2011 Today was supposed to be a day in which we played simple tourists, tooling around the city on a double-decker bus and taking photographs of Toronto landmarks and attractions with our purple and orange kid-safe cameras. But, this just didn’t seem right. We’re not tourists. We’re Toronto residents. And, our city is […]

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Pizza Day

July 26, 2011 For Pizza Day, we created colour wheels, learned about fractions, and made cheesy pepperoni pizzas on the grill! Colour Wheels Nothing says pizza more than a colour wheel….? When the kids objected to my idea of making a crust-less fruit pizza for breakfast (they were too hungry to wait!), I decided to […]

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Sketching (Again!) at the ROM

July 20, 2011 I hadn’t meant to spend two weeks in a row with the kids sketching at a museum in the city. We were supposed to photograph landmarks this week! During our trip to the AGO, however, the kids caught the sketching bug. In order to get him to take a lunch break from […]

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Chocolate Day

July 19, 2011 Today is my wedding anniversary, so I decided to make sure that our food theme would be extra-luxurious! I can’t think of anything more luxurious than chocolate!   Since we made plans to get together with some school friends during the day (I refuse to use the word “playdate,” by the way – I could write a sermon […]

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Pomme Day

Tuesday, July 12 If you haven’t noticed by now, this whole food day thing isn’t rocket science. It’s just a way of making the kids feel as if a few normal crafts, punctuating their regular independent play, and centered around a theme, have made the day into a kind of holiday!   Today was Pomme Day, otherwise […]

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