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Lucky Me

This week we finished up learning about the desert and talked about how the weather is changing … Soon it’ll be spring in Northern Michigan. Soon – first the snow has to melt! As I type this it’s snowing hard, because

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Desert Days

Although my yard is still covered in snow – the calendar says that spring is on the way – which means it’s time to start planning our spring and even summer programs! Mi Families (“my families”) facilitates programs for families

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Changes

We’re still in the first quarter of 2019, but it’s already been the year of changes for my family – and Mi Families. Mi Families (“my families”) continues to add new programs to our list for families and those who

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2 weeks of Valentines

2019 has so far been the year of sick days and snow days. Luckily most of Mi Families (and my-own-family’s) schedules are flexible. If it takes us a couple weeks to get through Valentine activities – it’s ok! It’s never

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Happy Healthy Hearts

Snowdays and sickdays continue to make scheduling things like this blog tricky.  Last weekend I was planning to write up an article while on vacation with my family – but snowstorms complicated our vacation schedule.  Also, a sick kiddo made

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Winter resources

Some differences are easy to spot – like black or white. Black or white, zebra or giraffe … Some things are are easy to teach. Some things in life aren’t easy, making the lessons hard. Some hard lessons are very important,

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Sunny Safari

Mi Families (“my families”) facilitates programs for families and those who work with families – through provider trainings, parent workshops, family events, and youth services. Our youth services include large / small group classes, and individual tutoring sessions.  Our youth services start the

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World Weather

This week was spent playing catch-up after holidays, sickdays, and snowdays put us behind on to-do’s… and kept us from finishing our winter-wonderland theme. “Transitional-theme-based-learning” is student led, so you don’t change units until the children are ready to move on! Sometimes they

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Calendars & Countdowns

Families ended up with an extra long Christmas vacation, because of winter storms in Northern Michigan.  We tried catching up on lessons, but ended up stuck in transitions, due to the shortened week.  That’s ok – there’s always next week! Unless there’s more

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Happy New Years

The 12 days of Christmas end today, which means this holiday season ends, and tomorrow we start preparing for our 2019 schedule. Our holiday schedule kept my family busy with celebrations (and sicknesses), so Mi Families wasn’t busy facilitating programs.

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