— John Gottman
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Painting to Music
Self portraits are a creative way for children to develop their observational, expressive, and reflective skills. The kids loved studying their faces in the mirror and trying out different facial expressions.
I AM STRONG
I AM CONNECTED
I AM AWESOME!
I AM INSPIRED
I AM HAPPY
I AM CALM
Then we were inspired to create our own unique affirmation cards!
Being with our Senses
Little Owl teaches us how to watch like an owl...
Practice building on this by noticing the farthest thing you can see to the left, and to the right while still keeping your eyes focused on that first object. Try lifting your hands into the air in front of you, and wiggling your fingers. Keep your eyes focused on your original object, and slowly move your hands away from your central field of vision, and towards your peripheral vision to the left, and right. How long can you continue to see your wiggling fingers? Can you see them if they are 45 degrees from your central object, how about 90?
Little Deer shows us how to listen like a deer...
Little Fox shows us how to walk like a fox...
- Take a short, slow step and place only the outside edge of your foot on the ground. (If this is difficult, try placing toes down first)
- Gently roll your foot down flat
- Slowly move your weight forward
- Repeat with the other foot…
The rabbit is the animal with the most developed sense of smell. Through their noses rabbits pick up information from their environment. I wonder what you can smell and tell about your environment when you smell like a rabbit?
Little Snake shows us how to fully taste the air around us. Can we smell with our tongues?
In the Garden
Valentine's Day Fun
Chocolate Chip Cookins
Mix together 1.5 cups nut & seed flour with 1 cup coconut sugar, 1 cup stevia sweetened chocolate chips, 1 egg, 1/2 cup coconut oil, and 1 tsp vanilla. Dollop onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cinnamon Raisin Muffins
- 2 ½ cups almond flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbsp honey
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the raisins. Whisk until everything is evenly combined.
- Add the raisins and use a wooden spoon to fold them in.
- Grease a muffin pan with coconut oil (or line the pan with muffin cups), and spoon the batter into the pan, filling each muffin cup about 3/4 of the way to the top.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the tops are golden brown. The muffins are done when they are slightly golden brown on top and you can stick a knife in the center and it come out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes before removing them from the pan. After removing them from the pan, let cool on a wire rack before serving.
Making lunch together
See You Next Time!