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Haiku Writing for Kids with FREE printable template and samples from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: In a Spring Garden Edited by Richard Lewis Illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats Haiku Books for Kids Haiku Template for Kids FREE printable Haiku Poem Samples by Kids Haiku Art by Kids   Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: In a Spring Garden  Why we love this […]

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Why Do Leaves Change Color: FREE printable science experiment from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: FREE printable science experiment: Why Do Leaves Change Colors? step-by-step directions with photos fall and leaf books for kids Why Do Leaves Change Colors? Free printable Science Experiment   Supplies: several leaves from 3-4 different trees, shrubs or plants small glasses or jars paper coffee filters rubbing alcohol (requires adult supervision) […]

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Fall Theme FREE printables

October 23, 2014

Fall Theme FREE printables from waddleeahcha.com

Fall Theme FREE printables Learning Activities, Materials, Reading Books, Songs and Recipes Going on a Leaf Hunt FREE printable pattern book featuring a song adaptation about finding and counting fall leaves. Original Post: Going on a Leaf Hunt Follow Me to Fall FREE printable book featuring stunning fall photos from Lost Maples State Park. Original […]

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Going on a Leaf Hunt: FREE printable book and song adaptation from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance: Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Ruth Heller’s Designs for Coloring Leaves Going on a Leaf Hunt Song Adaptation Going on a Leaf Hunt FREE printable book Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Designs for Coloring Leaves by Ruth Heller Why we love this book: My children are not much interested in coloring books. […]

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Snowflakes Tutorial, Art & Crafts and FREE Printables from waddleeahchaa.com

Week at a Glance Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Ken Libbrecht’s Field Guide to Snowflakes Tutorial “The Right Way to Make a Paper Snowflake” Ten Little Snowflakes Song Adaptation and FREE printable book Snowflake arts and crafts Disney’s Frozen – Movie Review Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Ken Libbrecht’s Field Guide to Snowflakes Why we […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin Why we love this book: We’ve started a tradition here at waddlee-ah-chaa, every January we GIVE AWAY this sweet winter book. The text is a simple rhyming chant, taking children through the steps of getting dressed for snowy, winter weather. […]

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In our “at school” section this week we are highlighting Calendar Time with a FREE printable Calendar and seasons with our Book of the Week GIVEAWAY Old Bear by Kevin Henkes. To compliment Calendar Time and the study on seasons we’ve put together a FREE printable book for you. Seasons Print this book FREE: Seasons […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes Why we love this book: Kevin Henkes’ dreamy pictures take us through the seasons with Old Bear. Old Bear falls asleep in winter and dreams his way through a pastel spring, a bright green summer, an autumn covered in shades of yellow and orange and […]

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Book of the Week: Oodles of Animals by Lois Ehlert Why we love this book: Inspiration! Lois Ehlert’s books are full of ideas that spark learning fun. We love how Lois Ehlert combines bold, collage art with books full of simple facts for children. This week we are continuing our gardening theme with Lois Ehlert’s […]

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What Will the Weather Be Like Today by Paul Rogers is the perfect winter weather book to read here in the Hill Country of South Texas. Once in a blue moon we experience a snow day like last year but on the other hand, we often enjoy sunny warm weather in January. It might get […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Secret Life of a Snowflake by Kenneth Libbrecht Why we love this book: The photos in this science book are some of the most amazing and beautiful we’ve ever seen. Kenneth Libbrecht, the author, is a scientist who studies and photographs snowflakes under a microscope. The photos are nothing […]

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Winter Theme Activities for Children and FREE printables

Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin Why we love this book: The text is a simple rhyming chant, taking children through the steps of getting dressed for snowy, winter weather. Children love the sing-song pattern, the colorful pictures and the main character. However, the girl’s little […]

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As the Christmas season begins, I know I should be posting sparkling, snowy scenes. However, here in the South Texas Hill Country our Snowy Days are few and far between. As a matter of fact, we are currently experiencing fall. And believe it or not we have an area right here in the Texas Hill […]

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Post image for Reading Response Fall Art for Children: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: A Busy Year by Leo Lionni Why we love this book: In honor of the “Fall” season we are giving away A Busy Year by Leo Lionni. In A Busy Year, Willie and Winnie love their tree, Woody, all year long! We like to begin the school year in September […]

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The Snowy Day

February 8, 2011

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One cold, winter South Texas night, MacGyver prayed for snow. The next morning he woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. He woke-up his sister. MacGyver didn’t have a red snowsuit like Peter. So he put on his red jacket and he and his sister went outside to play […]

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Taking Children on an

Occasionally, winter in South Texas looks like this. However, these days are brief and rare. This photo was taken about this time last year. The children are still dreaming of a real Snowy Day. Many winter days in South Texas are actually warm and sunny. Last week, we went on a homeschool winter nature walk. […]

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Miss Trisha’s snowy day art adventures began with reading aloud The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Such a simple, sweet and delightful story about a young boy’s tranquil day in the snow. For those of us in South Texas, we don’t really grow-up knowing what the crunch of snow sounds like. That’s why we […]

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THIS WAS POSTED JANUARY 2011 WE HAVE A NEW WINTER THEME POST JANUARY 2, 2012. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin We’re also GIVING AWAY: Animals of the Polar Regions by Creative Edge. From penguins to seals to polar bears, discover some of […]

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This is the time of year for top 10 lists. We’re going to go out on a limb, show a little originality and post a top 10 posts list for waddlee-ah-chaa. We two sisters, who know nothing about blogging or computers but share a passion for education, started waddleeahchaa.com in late spring 2010. It has […]

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Miss Trisha’s preschool class has been doing a year long study. Yes, a year long study. Instead of doing a week long study on seasons and moving-on, they have been following how an apple tree changes throughout the year. In the spring, their apple trees bloomed and in September it was harvest time. Now it […]

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We just can’t help ourselves! We have spring fever!!! When the hillsides are covered with flowers it’s hard to stay inside. So we’re out enjoying the world.  Here is another FREE printable book for you and your children to enjoy. This book is a song adaptation to I Love the Mountain.  Head over to our […]

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