ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Feature Yourself Friday: Meet Stacy

Friday, March 4, 2011

Feature Yourself Friday: Meet Stacy

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Hi! I'm Stacy from Giving Up On A Clean House, where I chronicle the activities that I do with my two young children and my constant quest to slow down and focus on what matters! At the end of the day it doesn't matter if my kitchen sink has been scrubbed, but it does matter if I read to my kids, played with them, taught them something, prepared a healthy dinner and enjoyed it all together.

As my son was learning to read this year we did lots of fun sight word activities! A very popular post was our Sight Word Garden. A year later we still enjoy our beautiful flowers, and use them regularly to practice new sight words.

Thanks to our Writing Center, my son was able to develop a love of writing. We have made several friends very happy by gifting them their own writing writing centers and art centers. We used the supplies in our centers to create this fun color book.

We loved owls even before they were so trendy! These owl pillows were easy for the kids to make and could be adapted to any theme.

I love to come up with new ways to play with toys that we already have. When I was trying to come up with new (non-destructible) tot school games for my daughter, I posted a bunch of fun ways to play with your chunky puzzle pieces! Her favorite was when I tossed a sheep puzzle piece in a bag. I shook
it while saying “baa, baa, what’s trying to get out of the bag?”

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We have been trying to teach my daughter the letters in her name. Her favorite activity so far was this do-a-dot art project, and it looks so cute on her bedroom door!

My favorite part about blogging is meeting wonderful new people full of awesome ideas! Thanks for checking out my blog! Be sure to stop by today to enter our Pick & Draw Giveaway!



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