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rightfromthestart
discussing all aspects of early education and related topics and a new chapter as a Brit in America.
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  • The March of the Vegetables in Duvall 1 day ago This weekend we were invited to the March of the Vegetables, a community event in Duvall to support Snoqualmie Valley farmers. The event began with a parade for vegetables. My family found the idea of dressing as a vegetable suitably hilarious and loved the comment on the website – What if I...
  • Holi - The Festival of Colour 6 days ago I used to work with a wonderful teacher who celebrated Holi with the children every year by covering their clothes and throwing powder paint around our art room.  It was always a favourite time of the year but we thought him very brave for taking it on indoors. Since then, I’ve always thought...
  • Collage Inspired by Eric Carle. 1 week ago A friend recently gave me a beautiful book about illustrators and the story behind their work. The cover design of Artist to Artist was the inspiration for my art project for 2nd grade. I read the Eric Carle section of the book with interest and looked up videos of Eric Carle explaining how he...
  • Alex and Eliza: A Love Story - Young Adult Novel for Hamilton Fans 1 week ago Alex and Eliza is a young adult novel, documenting the love story between Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler.  Written by best-selling author Melissa De La Cruz, it is likely to be a popular choice for young Hamilton fans. Netgalley  offered me a sneak peek of the first 4 chapters. Will...
  • Playtimes: An Online Collection from the British Library Documenting 100 Years of Children's Songs, Rhymes and Games. 2 weeks ago Following my recent post about traditional playground games, by chance I came across this wonderful collection from the British Library.  For a play enthusiast like me, it equates to giving my kids free rein with the pick n’ mix. The collection includes over 100 video and audio clips of...

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  • Top Tips for Grocery Shopping in the US Writing Contest March 2013 When I moved to the US I expected shopping to be different. In particular I expected a lot of processed foods and fewer fresh items. In some ways I was pleasantly surprised, fruit and veg sections are abundant with a large amount of organic produce,...
  • Chewing Gum as a Reward?… Getting Acquainted with Weird American School Customs Education and International Schools Starting school in America has taken a bit of getting used to for my daughter and me. Certain things we expected to be different like spelling and history but some we didn’t anticipate, like having to re-learn the words for punctuation. Her...

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