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March BreACK! 2015, Imagined Galaxies, A Tentative Schedule

As many of you know, March BreACK! is a really big deal around here. With the exception of our Family Advent Calendar, it’s our busiest time of year. March Break, for us, usually consists of a stay-cation in which we bake, build, draw, read, solve, experiment, and write like nobody’s business. You can check out our […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Illustrate-Your-Own-Books, Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Part IV: A Berry Picking Party & What Follows

Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Part IV (Conclusion): A Berry Picking Party & What Follows, A Precis: Mr. Mansm’ hosts a berry-picking party on the extensive guardian-forest-grounds of Gyeksa-Yuup (Peaceful Earth) followed by a trip to a Amap’as (Good-Looking) Hill, for a view of the local salmon streams and a festive picnic. Things are clearly strained, […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Kermode’s Path Math Game

Today, we’re playing another Kermode-bear-themed math dice game.  The kids will each get a copy of the sheet and play this with a gummy bear as a game piece and their own pair of dice.  When each of them finishes, they’ll get a prize [a few bear stickers].  The instructions: Help the Kermode Bear Fin […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Dice Game

It’s time for some Spirit Bear Math! Today, the kids are going to have some numbers practice. I’ve created a Spirit Bear Dice Game. They’ll roll a pair of dice and either add or multiply the numbers. If they get the answer right, they’ll place a candy (gummy bears, m&m’s, or chocolate chips) in the […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Eco-Protest Posters: Save the Spirit Bear!

Today, we looked into the devastating effects of modern industry upon the population of the rare White Kermode or Spirit Bear. Among these are Hunting, Salmon Farming, Proposed Oil Pipelines, Oil Tanker Traffic and Insufficient Protection of Lands and Species Surrounding and Encroaching upon their Habitat. You can read more about that here: Spirit Bear Youth […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Silhouettes, Two Ways

Today, we created two types of Spirit Bear Silhouettes: The Spirit of the Bear Silhouettes and Kermode Collage Bear Silhouettes   The Spirit of the Bear Silhouettes The is a riff on an activity from our Advent Calendar, our Silhouette Self-Portraits. After we read about Spirit Bears online and in books, the kids fill in the […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Mrs. Haymaadm’s “Salmon” Wedding Cakes [Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing]

Today, in our Illustrate-Your-Own Book, Ahma, The Spirit Bear, Ahma’s former guardian married another spirit bear and became Mrs. Haymaadm. Here’s the kid-friendly version of  her popular “Salmon” Wedding Cakes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Icing Print Recipe Chocolate Peanut Butter Peanut-Butter-Cup Cupcakes with Pink Peanut Butter Cream Cheese […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013, or, Ahma, the Spirit Bear: A Tentative Schedule

ACK! It’s officially MARCH breACK!  So here it is, a basic description and tentative schedule for this year’s MARCH breACK! Madness, 2013. Illustrate-Your-Own-Books 2013: Ahma, the Spirit Bear Each year, during MARCH breACK!, I write a little chapter book for the kids to illustrate, usually based on an existing tale or story.  This year, Bea wanted […]

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Easter Egg Workshop

This year, we decided to try a whole bunch of new decorating and dyeing techniques with our Easter Eggs. In addition to our usual sharpies, crayons, and basic dyes (1 c boiling water, 1 tsp vinegar, food colouring drops), we used Koolaid Dyes, Marbled Dyes, and, eventually, Marbled Koolaid Dyes. We also experimented, for better […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, Day 5, Story and Illustrations

We just finished reading and illustrating A Study in Emerald! Today, the kids used chalk pastels dipped in water, oil pastels, and woodless coloured pencils to complete their cover pages for the book, as well as their illustrations for the seventh and final chapter. Afterwards, they indulged in Gallagher’s Favourite Frogwiches (ginger sandwich cookies) and […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: DIY Python Masks

In the story I wrote for the kids to illustrate, A The Adventures of Sir Lochrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald, a pair of pythons named Drebber and Strangerson have landed in Ireland, disrupting the life of the grass snakes who live in secret there. Today, we made python masks so that the kids could […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: Necktie Bean-Bag Snakes…and Lunch!

To go with the Snake Detective Mystery I wrote for the kids to illustrate,  The Adventures of Sir Lochrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald, (we’re on chapters Chapters 4&5), we made Necktie Bean-bag Snakes today!  We also had a fantastic snakey lunch, complete with home baked salt and vinegar chips, snakewiches, and shakes…you’ll find that on the bottom of […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, Day Two, Story and Illustrations

Today, while our Irish Soda Farls were baking, I asked the kids to illustrate the third chapter of our story,The Adventures of Sir Lóchrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald.  They did three illustrations with permanent marker and watercolours, and a fourth with a plain black marker. Bea added highlighters to the final drawing. Tobes added oil pastels. The illustrations are below today’s […]

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