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Hi! Welcome and thanks for visiting! My name is Melissa. I am a new Mom, Certified Teacher, wife, homeowner and lifestyle blogger. Here, you will find recipes, DIY projects, helpful tips and more to inspire you to enjoy life at home and beyond!

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December 3, 2015

For the past few years, our friend Elfie comes to visit our Home Daycare for two weeks in December! Each visit, Elfie brings some gingerbread cookies for the preschoolers to decorate before heading back to the North Pole.

The day before or of Elfie’s visit, the elf send...

November 10, 2015

I am a Montessori Teacher and opened my Home Daycare Program about four years ago. Our program is for Preschoolers and Kindergarten aged children. Our day begins with Circle Time, some Montessori lessons and work period and our day includes themed activities, nutritiou...

October 21, 2015

 

 

Halloween is one of our favourite times of year! Growing up, we loved to go trick-or-treating and getting to pick a costume and often my mom would make us costumes. We had such great Halloween themed parties and still do. It is a great time for adults but also for ki...

October 1, 2015

Happy October! Autumn is one of my favourite seasons and Fall themed activities are a favourite at the Daycare as well! As we enter Apple picking season, it is a great time for kids and adults to take part in learning all about apples through fun activities. If you are...

September 23, 2015

I love planning and sharing the activities that we explore here at the Daycare. I will be sharing some of our favourite activities that we use in our classroom, but today I will be focusing on my favourite Practical Life activities. These are great beginner activities...

August 31, 2015

As a child, I remember my younger brother and I anticipating that “dreaded” yet “exciting” first day back to school. As soon as August came around, the commercials would come on (you know those one’s with that song) just as it seemed like you were just getting settled...

August 28, 2015

When planning your Curriculum for your homeschool, daycare or classroom it is great to have a list of some basic monthly themes. As you go throughout your school year, you can add on themes depending on the childrens interests and there are many great theme ideas onlin...

August 20, 2015

When planning the layout of the daycare, I wanted to include elements of a Montessori setting, a space for mat and floor work, accessible storage elements and a space for my belongings and storage for extra daycare items.

 

 

In a Montessori setting, the shelves and mater...

August 12, 2015

 

 

If you have read my first post “Welcome to Yours to Define” you will find out that one of my many passions is teaching! I am a Certified Montessori Teacher. The Montessori Curriculum consists of beautiful hands-on materials in different subjects that not only helps t...

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