Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

School is back in session in Bloomington-Normal and if you are like our family, we are starting to get used to a new routine, shaken by earlier start times and dismissals along fall activities. Just in time for us finding ...

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Hummingbird Festival & Pollination Celebration Saturday, Aug. 27th

Hummingbird Festival & Pollination Celebration Saturday, Aug. 27th

What is pollination and why are pollinators important? Come learn about hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies from experts during programs, hikes, and garden tours. Enjoy puppet shows, crafting, and playing a life sized migration game. Attend hummingbird seminars led by experts ...

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A Handy Checklist Makes After School Time Easier

A Handy Checklist Makes After School Time Easier

Getting the kids into a routine after school makes the afternoon and evening so much more pleasant. Do your best to enforce every step of the routine during the first few weeks of school; with consistency, it will become a ...

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2016 Saturday Creative Arts: Five Exciting Mornings of Fun this Fall!

2016 Saturday Creative Arts: Five Exciting Mornings of Fun this Fall!

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade can explore the visual arts through Illinois State University's Saturday Creative Arts classes, which run from Sept. 10 through Oct. 8. Students will work with a variety of art materials and processes and learn ...

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Ladybug Bites

Ladybug Bites

Ladybugs that you can eat! A fun snack your kiddos will love to help make and be happy to eat! Ingredients:Cream cheese Round crackers Grape or cherry tomatoes, quarteredSmall pitted black olives, drainedBalsamic glaze or black piping gel (gel can ...

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Balloon Fish

Balloon Fish

This is one of the crafts my students and I did this week during camp. The kids loved crafting with balloons! Supplies: Balloons Googly eyes Tissue paper Glue Scissors Craft stick (if you'd like to tie your fish to it). ...

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