Origin[ edit ] Dragon Tales is based on the characters created in  by Laguna Beach, California artist and retired educator Ron RodeckerRodecker was recovering from a coronary artery bypass graft when he began sketching dragons as a means of symbolizing forces in life that were too big to control.
We have tea and breakfast together. We feed our bodies, hearts, minds and souls. We do this every day. Kids still squabble, there are still grumpy morning vibes mostly from me there are still messes and disappointments.
Good or bad it all happens around our table where we gather for breakfast and morning time, every single day. Back then I was the only person not wearing diapers. Back then the only consistent habit I had was exhaustion. So how did we get here? The simplest answer is probably my realization that my kids were and are capable human beings and that I did not have to do all this alone.
I was homeschooling WITH my children. I was not in charge of whipping up magical environments for them every day. I was learning alongside them and each person had some element of beauty to add to the family experience of homeschooling. If we wanted peaceful, inspiring mornings, we would all have to get there together.
First there is the realistic part of morning time. How do we get kids to pitch in? Then you let them do it.
This will take time. Lots and lots of time. This will make a mess.
Lots and lots of mess. Teach them how to make their bed and brush their teeth and have them do jumping jacks to get the blood flowing. Try not to plop them in front of the TV first thing in the morning, it will train their attention spans to become very very short and align their expectations towards entertainment instead of discovery and creation.
Ask them to carry napkins to the table.
I know you can do it faster and better, ask them to do it anyway. Missed the toddler phase? Its never too late. I really believe that. Have conversations, ask what your older children would like to learn about or enjoy in the mornings, or what they would like to learn to cook.
Come up with a schedule together. Our biggest game changers? Teaching them how to unload the dishwasher from dinner the night before and teaching them how to make breakfast. Younger kids set the table and engage in smaller prep work like chopping strawberries or pouring half and half into the creamer.
Older kids commandeer the toaster or make skillet pancakes or scrambled eggs. Breakfast is well on its way to being finished and the table is set.
We sit down and have our morning time together. The little one stays for about 20 minutes before drifting back to his room to play with his toy animals while the rest of us finish morning time 45 minutes-1 hr 15 minutes start to finish.
When its done the boys carry the dishes to the sink and I load the empty dishwasher while they wipe the table and sweep under it. Then we all start music practice or math lessons and the day marches on. This whole scenario is made possible by children.The show was arguably the break-out hit of the original batch of Adult Swim shows that debuted in , but suffered mightily after the initial six episode run.
Happy Tuesday dear ones! We are settling back in after a trip up north to visit my sister and her family. CC officially starts next week and we are getting back on track and the boys are thrilled to be studying Ancient History once again.
Getting Ready 1 is the preschool level of the curriculum. It is recommended to be used at age 4. If your four-year old isn't getting it, wait six months and try again. I had two children start at both three and four and one at five.
The children who started at three were starting to. Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. We have now placed Twitpic in an archived state.
Lesson Plans - All Lessons ¿Que'Ttiempo Hace Allí? (Authored by Rosalind Mathews.) Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 3 - Grade 5) Description: Students complete a chart by using Spanish to obtain weather information on cities around the world and report . Cross Point Road, Edgecomb, Maine ()