Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vacation Creations

Join us for another fabulous Vacation Creations morning!
Wednesday December 29 from 10 am to noon

A fun way to celebrate the December break!

We will have a good time with warming winter crafts - wool, felt, fleece, colorful embroidery, etc.
Bring home some furry friends, winter bouquets, and more!
We'll even decorate snowball cookies!

ages 6 and older
 $18 per person

 Kaleidoscope Arts and Crafts School
 790 Stevens Avenue, Portland

 email (or call 773-2255) to sign up or for more info!


 Carolyn and Phyllis

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Turn Calendars into Gift Bags

This holiday season can be so confusing for those of us caught between wanting to commit to sustainability and wanting to participate in some form of popular culture (aka presents under the tree). 

I'm not crafty enough for this, but I know most FSP families are :

Gift Bag Your Calendar -- directions for turning 2010 into wrapping paper :)

The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood publishes a guide and links to some other resources for adding simplicity to the holidays.

And, if there is some truth to the NYT motherlode comments that it is really ok to give kids (and adults)  some whimsy and purchased pleasure in the holiday season, use the comments to share your best gift ideas!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Race To No Where

We are hosting Race to No Where, in partnership with the Falmouth High School on January 25th -- there is a NYT article circulating about the film -- tickets will be onsale, online, soon -- in the meantime, mark your calendars for dinner @ Stonyfield Cafe (10% of the evening's profits will support FSP and the Parenting for Peace lecture series) and 7pm for the film.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Creation Day

It was a day of creations for my daughters -- a field trip with Habitat for Humanity  (for the 1/2 and 3/4 classes) yielded great new thinking about insulation and house building, then a bridge construction project generated a conversation about partnership, collaboration, and bridge strength... (click here for a link to a news story about the houses)

The 5/6 has started an engineering unit - -check out Jamien's Blog on the topic -- and Grace is very enamored with Design Squad.

Yeah for building, collaborating, problem solving, and another great day at FSP!