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The Gift of Experience

Posted on by marney

Updated 12/2016 Our Henry is not hurting for toys. In fact, I am regularly trying to finds ways of minimizing his collection. While we love the Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs, Legos, endless art supplies and dress up clothes, they all … Continue reading

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Making the “Ask”

Posted on by Matt Resch

When Lis Weston asked me whether I’d asked my parents to donate to EC3’s Raising the Roof fund, I had to laugh. It’s been a while, thankfully, since the last time I asked my parents for money; about 13 years … Continue reading

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Hey Mom, what’s for lunch?

Posted on by marney

If you are anything like me, the thought of packing school lunches can be confusing and overwhelming.  I know that it needs to be healthy, but what exactly does that mean?  How much food does your child need?  Are they … Continue reading

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The Creative Child – Why Art in the Classroom is Important

Posted on by marney

Art and creative thinking play a large part in EC3’s curriculum. Children develop life skills through art activities. It may seem like all fun and games … and it is! But your child is learning a great deal through exploring … Continue reading

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Teacher appreciation

Posted on by jen

This is teacher appreciation week at EC3. This means parents are busy writing thank-you notes and baking cookies and buying lunch. I have been struggling with what to say or do this time around, as it’s our last time around. … Continue reading

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The Race Car Problem

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

I’ve been reading a book of essays by teacher and poet Taylor Mali, called What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. He’s got a lot to say about education and the people involved in it–which … Continue reading

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Rekindling the Team Flame

Posted on by Elisabeth Weston

I once knew a set of co-teachers who were much like an old married couple. They had been teaching together so long, they finished one another’s sentences and intuitively knew when to come to the rescue of the other when … Continue reading

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10 Easy Non-Food School Birthday Celebrations

Posted on by marney

Henry’s 4th birthday is fast approaching. With his birthday right before Halloween, I wanted to come up with some ways he could celebrate his birthday at school and not be contriubting to the holiday season sugar overload. Some of these … Continue reading

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It’s just like riding a bike, you never forget…

Posted on by kmcfatridge

In my previous post, I briefly mentioned I’m a runner. That’s weird for me to say. But, yes, I am a runner. This past October, I decided to run a half marathon. Why? I don’t know. I just wanted to … Continue reading

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Ouch! A Shot!

Posted on by jen

I have been meaning to go to the doctor for months. While I make sure my kids have all their preventative visits, I’m not so stellar about doing it for myself. A general check-up was in store—you know, keep mommy … Continue reading

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