packing school meals: month 7

march began with a nor’easter but that doesn’t keep us from packing her meals! this month’s school theme is water so you will see some rain and planting. other things to look forward to: Dr. Seuss’s birthday and revisiting childhood … Continue reading packing school meals: month 7

packing school meals: month 4

it’s December! more holidays are coming up and the weather’s getting colder. what meals will we have for little one this month?¬† Continue reading “packing school meals: month 4”

packing school meals: month 3 – pt 1

just so we share morning preparations, m and i are trading off days to prep little one’s meals. the days i don’t do it, i miss it but then it gives me more time to get my juices flowing ūüôā Continue reading “packing school meals: month 3 – pt 1”

packing school meals: month 2 – pt 2

when your kid tells you that you should mess up the picture you created because she’s scared of bugs … maybe it’s better to make cute pictures? Continue reading “packing school meals: month 2 – pt 2”

packing school meals: month 2 – pt 1

it’s month 2 and i’m starting to preplan and think of ideas to make meals fun for both myself and little one. when i grew up, i used to love newspapers that had word jumbles. since little one’s class is working through the alphabet, why not play word jumble with little one with her food? Continue reading “packing school meals: month 2 – pt 1”

packing school meals: month 1 – pt 2

after two weeks of just churning them out, i can start to enjoy myself and have fun with the meals. some pictures… some words… but always color and always fruits and veggies. Continue reading “packing school meals: month 1 – pt 2”

packing school meals: month 1 – pt 1 new school

it’s back to school! now little one is adjusting to a public school schedule so we’re learning too. school starts earlier and ends earlier. luckily little one’s after school program is in the same room so no awkward transition there. so the meals are: breakfast, lunch, end of school snack and after school snack. Continue reading “packing school meals: month 1 – pt 1 new school”

toys with allergens: alternative for modeling dough – Soy-Yer Dough

after learning that baby can’t play with Play-doh at school due to the fact it contains wheat, i found Soy-Yer Dough. before bringing it to school however, i gave it the same food test (try 3 days before ruling it “safe”). so far, so good. Continue reading “toys with allergens: alternative for modeling dough – Soy-Yer Dough”

new school, new meal schedule, new system of packing meals

so my little started a new school! but while previously all students brought in their own lunches and snacks in the previous school, the new school provided 4 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner! unfortunately wheat and eggs are common ingredients in their menu so i will have to pack my little one’s meals. Continue reading “new school, new meal schedule, new system of packing meals”

toys with allergens: NO Hasbro Play-Doh

i got a call from my little one’s teacher — “your child had an allergic reaction to play-doh. we washed the face and applied the anti-itch medicine. other than a reddish rash, your little one appears fine.”

??? allergic reaction to a toy ??? Continue reading “toys with allergens: NO Hasbro Play-Doh”

Happy Easter! name the title of the waffle art vignettes from books about bunnies

vignette 1:

children's book about bunnies - name the title! 2015-1

vignette 2:

children's book about bunnies - name the title! 2015-2

book 3

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guess the children’s book title? bunny book vignette 3d

can you name the book?

children's book about bunnies - name the title! 2015-3

(disclaimer: beginner food “artist” ‚Ķ sorry book illustrator!)

‚Ķ and the title is: Continue reading “guess the children’s book title? bunny book vignette 3d”

guess the children’s book title? bunny book vignette 2d

can you name the book?

children's book about bunnies - name the title! 2015-2

(disclaimer: beginner food “artist” ‚Ķ sorry book illustrator!)

‚Ķ and the title is: Continue reading “guess the children’s book title? bunny book vignette 2d”

guess the children’s book title? bunny book vignette 1

can you name the book?

children's book about bunnies - name the title! 2015-1

(disclaimer: beginner food “artist” ‚Ķ sorry book illustrator!)

‚Ķ and the title is: Continue reading “guess the children’s book title? bunny book vignette 1”

book: “If You Give a Dog a Donut” by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

If You Give a Dog a Donuti read¬†Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond’s collaboration If You Give a Mouse a Cookie a long time ago and loved it so much that i bought it for my future classroom library, when i was planning to teach elementary school. since then i went into a different career so i didn’t know it expanded into a¬†If You Give ‚Ķ series. when i started taking k to the bookstore/library regularly.

i saw other books by Numeroff/Bond and was excited by the idea of the series but i didn’t fall in love with any other book – i.e If You Give a Cat a Cupcake and¬†If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. for the later, it wasn’t¬†because it is not really a book about food – instead it didn’t have the same kind of flow as the first book did. Continue reading “book: “If You Give a Dog a Donut” by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond”

book: “Each Peach Pear Plum” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plumduring my masters program in Elementary Education, the reading teacher introduced us to many books, including this one: Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. it is a fun book that has a nice rhyme and beat when you read it aloud.¬†when i first introduced it to k ,she wasn’t very interested. like with food, if your baby isn’t interested the first time you should try again later! Continue reading “book: “Each Peach Pear Plum” by Janet and Allan Ahlberg”

book: “Please, Mr. Panda” by Steve Anthony

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i¬†love going to story time. sometimes you get to hear books you know read to you and hear it in a different voice.¬†sometimes you are introduced to¬†books that you didn’t know to pick up — for no other reason than there are so many books in the store!

i’m so glad we made it to story time that day to learn about¬†Please, Mr Panda! the conversations between Mr. Panda and the animals he offers doughnuts to are direct and to the point but is also suspenseful as you¬†wonder why he changes his mind!

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book: “Bread and Jam for Frances” by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban

Bread and Jam for Frances

i¬†must have read Bread and Jam for Frances a long time ago that at some point i owned a copy of the book ‚Ķ though i don’t really know when cuz it’s been in my house before k was born.¬†but my memory of reading it¬†vs.¬†reading it for k has been two different experiences.

k started to recite¬†words related to food so she enjoyed reading this¬†book. she liked to point at the pictures and say “spoon” and¬†“pasta”.¬† Continue reading “book: “Bread and Jam for Frances” by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban”

book: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

when i was planning to become a teacher, i kept my eyes open for books i would want to add to my classroom library. back then it was known that teachers spent a lot of money on their own for supplies and books because there wasn’t much budget for it from administration. i figured, if i loved it enough for myself, i would buy it so that no one could take it away from me afterwards – it would go where i go! Continue reading “book: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond”

book: “Eating the Rainbow” by Rena D. Grossman

i loved the book¬†Eating the Alphabet¬†and k enjoyed looking at the beautifully painted images of the fruits and vegetables.¬†but i also i wanted to find a book with¬†more realistic images of the fruits and vegetables that she has eaten so she can connect the image and actual fruit side by side. i came across this book Eating the Rainbow by Rena D Grossman. Continue reading “book: “Eating the Rainbow” by Rena D. Grossman”

play: stuffed fruits and vegetables

in order start introducing each fruit and vegetable to k, i looked for toys that would help k recognize them. there were plastic versions but i didn’t want k to put plastic in her mouth all of the time.¬†then i found this stuffed toy set online.¬†what made me decide was that they are machine washable so i can clean them often. Continue reading “play: stuffed fruits and vegetables”