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Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Ocean Book Package Fabric Ocean Collage Art teaching children how to stitch teaching children how to sew on a button Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Smiley Shark by Ruth Galloway Amazing Sharks by Sarah L. Thomson Incredible Sea Creatures by Creative Edge Why we love these […]

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Post image for Kid Friendly Sea Turtle Inc. Rescue Center on South Padre Island

Sea Turtle, Inc. Nonprofit Rescue and Education Center The facility only ask for a $3.00 donation! Are you kidding me? The good work that this rescue hospital does is worth more than the $3.00 donation. Children have the opportunity to get up close to the turtles and make a compassionate connection. So much better than […]

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Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies FREE choice journal writing Turtles Make Ten Math Game Turtle FREE printable books Turtle FREE printable counters Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: One Tiny Turtle by Nicola Davies Why we love this book: The book begins with a brief introduction […]

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Post image for Ocean Water Color Canvas Art by Children: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Sea Horse The Shyest Fish in the Sea by Chris Butterworth Step-by-Step Ocean Canvas Painting by Children. Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Sea Horse The Shyest Fish in the Sea by Chris Butterworth Why we love this book: In the last few years, I have been […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Swimmy by Leo Lionni Why we love this book: Can you believe it? Summer is just around the corner! We’re looking forward to the sun, sand and water with much anticipation! There’s just none better than Swimmy to take us on a tour through the deep wet world of the […]

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Post image for Sneak Peek at Family Friendly Okaloosa Island

Since we’re Giving Away a Weather Book Pack in our at school section, I decided to give you a little sneak peek at the absolutely gorgeous Okaloosa Island . . . I looooove storms over the ocean. During our family vacation to Okaloosa Island a beautifully breath-taking storm rolled-in. I’m not a professional photographer so […]

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Last week I began our tour of affordable San Diego with a visit to La Jolla Cove. The seals, waves and adventures at La Jolla Cove received a big thumbs up from the entire family! Join us for more affordable outdoor adventures in San Diego . . . Torrey Pines Beach Some people go to […]

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Early in the summer, our Man of Steel announced he had to travel to San Diego on business. I quickly volunteered the rest of the family to travel along to keep him company. So we used our FREE Southwest tickets and jumped on a plane headed to San Diego in June. When we decided the […]

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Post image for Planning an Affordable Family Beach Vacation: Part 2

Before we had children, we traveled to Europe and often headed south to Mexico and Belize. Just before MacGyver turned two, we packed him up, jumped on an airplane and took him to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The trip was fabulous; however, we were not so gently ushered into the reality of vacationing with children. It’s much different traveling […]

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Planning an Affordable Family Beach Vacation from waddleeahchaa.com

I’m not an expert on much, but I have been deemed a “beach professional” by some. Every year we pack up the kiddos and head to the beach for some much needed R&R and family downtime. Through the years, I have helped many friends and family members plan affordable beach vacations (in and out of […]

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Post image for Play-Doh Sea Creatures: (learning at it’s finest)

MacGyver is a scavenger. Here he is during one of our family walks on the beach at dusk.We had to make a rule during our evening walks on the beach: If he wanted it, he had to carry it. Before this rule, the entire family was lugging his stash along our walks. How far have […]

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It’s May:  warm weather, fun in the sun and maybe a trip to the beach.  Last May, Jeannine and I did something that would make most people scratch their head and ask,  “Do you two honestly love kids that much?”  We packed up one uncle, five kids ages 2, 5, 7, 8, and 11, and […]

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Post image for This is the Sea That Feeds Us: going beyond the book

We’ve been asked to share in detail. Warning, Warning! Long Post ahead. Hope you can stick with us! We’ve got “lots” of fun stuff to share. Some of you may be wondering, “Is this blog for parents, preschool teachers, public school teachers or homeschool families?” All the above! Since we have a diverse background in […]

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Family Friendly Beach Vacation to Fort Morgan, Alabama One of the most wonderful things about homeschooling is truly using the world as our classroom. When I was teaching, I tried to bring the world into the classroom, often with much success. But nothing can replace getting out into the world and hands-on learning. Last year […]

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Book of the Week: This is the Sea That Feeds Us Why we love this book: This book connects children to nature and the ocean through it’s lyrical rhyming text and beautiful paintings. It illustrates for children the ocean food chain and how it all begins from the sun. It also brings the ocean to […]

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Post image for Two Middle-Aged Women, 5 Kids and an Uncle (or The Swine Flu Vacation)

Have we mentioned that we have a really close extended family? No, I mean really close. When my niece Alyssa (Joyce’s youngest) graduated with her masters, she wanted to celebrate by taking a trip with her Mother Joyce and her Aunt Jeannine to Playa del Carmen, Mexico (One of Jeannine’s favorite places on earth!). That […]

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Post image for Senses at the Seashore: going beyond the book (FREE printable book and song)

Yesterday we introduced our book GIVEAWAY for the week: Senses at the Seashore. Today we’re getting ready for the the beach! Won’t you join us? We’ll start with a song adaptation and end with a printable beach book (look for the FREE printable link at the end of the post). Each year we start with […]

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Post image for Senses at the Seashore: Book of the Week (Book GIVEAWAY)

Book of the week:  Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner Why we love this book: The photography in Senses at the Seashore is colorful and features children using their five senses to explore the beach.  The five senses and the simple text make it an excellent book for parents and preschool teachers to read […]

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