Baby Baby

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Baby, Baby! is a short board book that has babies as the primary focus.  It uses lots of colours and kept my sons attention through the entire book!! It uses a rhyming pattern to make it more melodic when being read aloud – but every second page has the rhyme since it is short sentences. It also teaches/reminds children at the end that they are always loved by God – and also has a large reflective surface/mirror at the end.

The book is recommended for children 1-3 years old.

It was written by Diane Stortz and illustrated by Ailie Busby. It is currently available on Amazon.com for $7.99, or Amazon.ca for $10.99

I thought that this book was pretty awesome and ran a giveaway on my facebook page. It was open to anyone who commented, lived in Canada or the United States, and used the hashtag #BabyBaby.

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Thank so you much to everyone who entered and/or shared my post. I will contact the winner via facebook!

 

 

 

 

My French Creation!

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Hey guys!  I feel like it has been forever since I last wrote a blog post! I’ve been teaching French as a Second Language, and I have continued to review products. I’ve been reviewing so many I’ve gotten my Amazon rank under 200!!!!!   It’s been crazy busy with just those two things alone, let alone keeping up with housework and Little Man, but just to make sure I was not too bored,

I am also finishing an additional qualification online course in order to get my certificate to teach French all the time.  One of the final assignments in the class asked me to write a blog post!  Since I have a blog I’ve been sorely neglecting, I thought I would post it here. If you would like the English translation, let me know in the comments below!!!! If you speak/read french… let me know what you think of my assignment!!!

 

“Composez un blog pour partager des idées pratiques, des suggestions et des activités pour le FLS qui touchent aux diverses méthodes d’évaluation, qui répondent aux besoins différents des élèves et qui encourage les pensées plus élevées selon la taxonomie de Bloom.”  (Give ideas, suggestions and activities for FSL affecting the evaluation methods that encourage higher order thinking based on Bloom’s taxonomy).

 

 

Il y a 6 niveaux dans la taxonomie de Bloom. La première est connaître. Ceci est le façon la plus simple de montrer votre connaissance en identifiant ce que vous savez. Un exemple de cela est répondre aux questions de choix ou faire des listes.

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Le second est comprendre. Ceci est un peu plus difficile car vous devais expliquer et démontrer votre compréhension. Un exemple de ceci serait un texte résumant, donnant une description détaillée, donner une définition et puis en donnant des exemples, etc.

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Le troisième est appliquer. Pour ce niveau d’évaluation les élèves vont appliquer l’information qu’ils savent déjà pour résoudre un problème nouveaux qu’ils n’ont pas vu avant. Cependant, ils utilisent des connaissances et des compétences précédemment acquise pour résoudre le problème. Un exemple de ceci est l’application d’une règle de grammaire à des phrases qu’ils ont pas vu avant.

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Le quatrième est analyser. Les étudiants examinant une section ou partie, en profondeur, afin de les aider à comprendre la grande image. Les étudiants seront généralement comparent ou déconstruire à ce niveau d’évaluation. Cela pourrait même inclure l’analyse leur propre travail et d’expliquer ce qu’ils ont fait avant, pendant et après la lecture d’un texte pour comprendre ce qu’ils ont lu.

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Le cinquième est Évaluer. Les élèves doivent expliquer la raison derrière ce qu’ils ont fait. Ils pourraient faire une critiquer ou résumer information. Un exemple serait regarder du travail qu’ils ont accompli et ensuite faire une auto-évaluation. Pour certains cela pourrait être le plus difficile type d’évaluation.

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La sixième et dernière, est créer. Dans ce dernier niveau, les élèves créent quelque chose eux-mêmes, que ce soit une œuvre d’art, une pièce de théâtre, ou une présentation de PowerPoint ou même d’un autre méthode – pour démontrer leurs connaissances. Dans mon cas, ce blog est ma pièce de création!

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Think BIG, think deeper….CREATE!

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*All of the pictures used in this post were located using a Google search. I do not own the rights to any of them.

#MarkyProducts Herb Scissors

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I was supposed to receive these scissors from the seller in order to review, but unfortunately, they were not able to mail them to Canada.

I’ve seen a LOT of various ones being advertised lately, and I think that they are pretty cool. Needing to cut fresh herbs into small pieces can be difficult if you struggle at all with your knife work – I think I’m pretty decent, and I still struggle.

Would have loved to try these. Here is the link if you would like to check out the listing and see what others have said in review.   None of the herb scissors that I have seen advertised in the past have mentioned coming with something to help clean out the blades. I imagine you would want to clean the blades with this device and/or soapy water almost immediately after cutting so it’s easier. Dried herbs would be hard.

  • All pictures from the sellers listing where review was advertised and not my own as it was unable to ship to Canada.

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Stone Bearers #FutureHousePub

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If you are looking for something new to here, here is a new book I’m starting to read… tomorrow. Now, it’s finally bed time!!

Available on the publisher’s site, amazon.com, and goodreads.

Fifteen-year-old Ashira just received the worst coming-of-age prophecy imaginable.

After years dreaming of oceans, princes, and fairies, she expected to hear the words that would finally whisk her away from her ordinary desert village. Instead she hears, “ you will live a life of no renown.”

Ready to choose her own fate, she discovers a djinni’s bottle and starts making wishes. When the djinni proves uncooperative and annoying, Ashira sets out to the great city of magicians to learn magic and free herself from an uneventful life as a potter’s daughter.

But there is another prophecy being whispered in the shadows. It is said that among the great magicians, there is a demon on the rise with the power to destroy the world. The djinni might be Ashira’s only chance to become someone important, or he just might be the very demon that triggered the dark prophecy.

With the world on the brink of destruction, can Ashira fight her fate and stop the forces that threaten to upset the balance of the universe?

Potty Covers

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Introducing the #PottyCover, a disposable toilet seat cover for children (and adults) that covers the sides and the front of the toilet, to keep away germs at public restrooms.

I thought it was a neat idea, since some places have pretty questionable washrooms and while an adult can do the hover… or just plain hold it if you can’t get somewhere clean, a child cannot. And there is almost never an actual seat cover in bathrooms these days, just a big empty hole where they used to be stored.

My son is almost two, and loves, I mean LOVES the potty… not so with the “big ones.” I thought that maybe having a cool seat cover on it, even just at home might make him more interested in going on the full sized toilet. For him, it didn’t work, he just wanted to play with it, and apparently a “paw patrol” insert (he likes puppies even more than the potty) was what he needed to want to sit there for a long time…. with a book.

But I DO know, what works for one parent (or doesn’t) will not be the same for another. If your child, maybe an older one even, will be all over this product.

This polka-dotted cover is made of a non-woven fabric coated with a layer of plastic, creating a waterproof barrier between the toilet and the user. It covers not only the top of the seat, but also the front and a large amount of the side too (sorry I forgot to take one of our toilet…. )

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Each #pottycover was wrapped in a individual package, which would make this easier to carry in either a purse, diaper bag, stroller, vehicle, etc.

A pack of PottyCover is available online: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, their website, all Buy Buy Baby stores around the country (USA) and at select Bed Bath & Beyond stores.
They are also being sold in Hong KongJapanPhilippines  and the United Kingdom.
I was shipped a sample of this product in order to review. I was not compensated to write this post (nor any post you guys see here).

Blotting Paper

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So this is something, until recently, I had never heard of before (I’ve reviewed a similar product like this, made from Bamboo Charcoal back in August).

The instructions are super easy and basic to follow. Open the box, take out a sheet and dab it on your face.

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It will remove all of the oil on your face without leaving any residues. This is a product that men can use if they get a shiny face as well. For women, especially those who wear makeup, you can use this to remove the excess oils, without ruining your look since there is no rubbing to remove oils, as washing your face would do.

It did not bother my sensitive skin, but with the added products (apparently antioxidants and green tea) I found that it did not absorb as much, or as fast as the other one I had tried, however, it does have the added bonus of those which will apparently benefit your skin, and at a reduced cost.

They are available HERE on Amazon.ca currently selling at $9.99 for 100 sheets.

 

From the promoter

✔ USES 100% NATURAL ABACA LEAF FIBER – The LiveFresh Natural Oil Blotting Sheets are infused with one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, green tea, to soothe, protect and freshen your skin. Our product is also eco-friendly and uses 100% natural abaca leaf fiber

✔ SAFE TO USE WITH MAKEUP ON – Our premium, super absorbing sheets instantly absorbs excess oil and removes shine from face leaving you with a clean and refreshing look and feel. Our product is also safe to use with makeup on and won’t cause smudging.

✔ SOFT, GENTLE, AND EASY TO USE – Our sheets are designed with a finely-woven linen which will not irritate the skin. The slim package design fits perfectly in your pocket, purse or desk drawer. Use them at work, in the gym, or anytime you’re in need of a quick cleaning.

NeoCell Beauty Bursts

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NeoCell has recently released four of their most popular products to Canada!

NeoCell collagen products are designed to support the body’s collagen supply, helping skin achieve that healthy glow, hair grow thicker and shinier, and nails longer and stronger. NeoCell products are all-natural and contain no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors, and contain no gluten or GMO ingredients.

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