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Marnie Craycroft (Carrots Are Orange)
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Attended Wesleyan University
Lived in Seattle, WA
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  • Wesleyan University
    Economics, 1995 - 1999
  • University of Washington
    Business, 2004 - 2006
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dedicated to developing our little spirits
Introduction
I write, edit and publish Carrots Are Orange. I feature Montessori ideas & activities for parents & educators to implement in the home, homeschool and classroom. I am currently getting Montessori certified which is a long way from the ten years I spent in business. I live in Seattle with my two young boys and husband.


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Take Care of my Boys & Write a Blog
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  • Carrots Are Orange
    Founder, Writer & Editor, present
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Teach Kids about Newton's Law

Kids love this activity! So easy to put together and the demonstration really sticks with kids!

http://carrotsareorange.com/newtons-3rd-law-for-kids/

#kbn #scienceactivities #stem #montessori
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11 Simple Ways to Teach Peace to Kids

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Secret Codes for Kids
This scavenger hunt activity incorporates math and literacy. It even got my youngest to practice his handwriting without complaint!
Get the how to >> http://buff.ly/1Oluybs

#math #literacy #superheros #indooractivity
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Yes!!!
 
How lucky. An outdoor classroom.
Students at Hedge School in Carlow, Ireland grow food and cook outside while learning about ecosystems, climate and the different seasons. AP+E, an international architecture studio, designed Hedge School's award winning pavilion as well as created a year-round planting design with minimal main
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How are you utilizing your Outdoor Classroom? #InspiringSpaces  
Our Outdoor Classroom from @STEStallions #inspiringspaces @edtechteam http://pic-collage.com/_7nFuZjov · Embedded image. 10:20 AM - 19 Nov 2015. 3 Likes. Reply to @MrsMartel2. Home · Sign up · Log in · Search · About. Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you care about, and get updates ...
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Math in the Garden
Learning in the outdoor classroom

+Fairy Frog  demonstrates how her family combines number sense, writing, and counting in a simple, but very effective learning garden activity.

Read Now: http://www.theeducatorsspinonit.com/2014/03/garden-math.html
Pin for Later:http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79798224621610290/

#gardeningwithkids #preschoolactivities #mathforkids #outdoorclassrooms  
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Beautiful space!
 
A quick look at what the outdoor classroom looks like! #ece   #teachpreschool   #outdoors   #classroomsetups  
The outdoor classroom is an exciting place for exploration and play. Come and see how we have transformed our space into an amazing learning environment.
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Gardening with Kids

Where do you start teaching kids about gardening? I made this 'My Garden Plan' FREE printable download as one tool to begin the learning with kids.

I hope you enjoy!

http://carrotsareorange.com/garden-planner/

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7 Resolutions Your Family Needs To Make This Year

Here's how to be intentional with your kids and focus on your family this year!

Thanks to Horizon for partnering with us for this post!

READ MORE: http://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/7-resolutions-your-family-needs-to-make-this-year/

#newyears #newyearsresolutions #parenting #intentionalparenting #kidsactivities #familytime
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Love this activity!
 
New post (Color Graphing with Horses Free Printable) has been published on Wise Owl Factory
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Love this extensive list of ideas for learning outside!
 
The Outdoor Classroom.
Need some more motivation or ideas to get outside?  Check out this neat list of 100 activities to engage your family and create wonderful memories.  I will be posting this to my fridge and checking off as we complete one.  I wonder how many of these my family and I will participate in?  What is your favorite outdoor activity?

For more about these "not very adventurous people" and the way they wanted to change the tune for their two daughters, read here:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/meek-family-tim-kerry-amy-and-ella-ditch-tv-for-100-outdoor-activities/story-fni0do1x-1226759408243
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Activities for Early Childhood Outdoor Education

Is it possible to achieve school readiness in a 100% outdoor classroom? Can you meet Kindergarten “standards” by being outdoors learning all day? The answer is an astounding, “YES!”  To prove it, this post includes Activities for Early Childhood Outdoor Education. #kidsactivities   #outdooreducation   #ece  

http://carrotsareorange.com/activities-early-childhood-outdoor-education/
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Montessori Green Series Sentence Strips
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This Montessori Green Level Sentence Strip set includes 24 cards with images and sentence to match. Children will enjoy this work because th

Montessori Letter Formation & Tracing Guide
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This Montessori Letter Formation & Tracing Guide will assist you and your children in developing proper writing skills and technique. The gu

What Helps Kids Focus Better – and Why They Need Help
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The other day a kid rode by, texting while riding down the street on his bike. I saw a group of kids in a fast-food joint having lunch. Inst

Parents Are Digital Hypocrites | TIME.com
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Adults think they're setting limits but inadvertently teach kids to overuse gadgets

Small Types: Rockstar Authors
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I'll be honest, the discussion and voting is really pretty random and subjective. (He's too old. I've read those books too many times. This

no rules classroom
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New school year is starting for many of us. Educators create routines, daily schedules, small group experiences. We plan for wonderful books

The Imagination Tree
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creative play and learning activities for children and babies

Six Tips for Dealing with Anxiety
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We all experience anxiety at times. Occasional anxiety is natural and manageable. Unfortunately, the busy pace of modern life leaves seven o

Party supplies, crafts, party decorations, toys: Oriental Trading
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Oriental Trading carries an irresistible assortment of fun, value-priced products for every occasion. Find party supplies, novelties, toys,

Sky Blue Thank You Cards - Thank You Cards in Sailor | Hip Pocket
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Sky Blue Thank You Cards - Thank You Cards , Colorful and modern at the same time, this thank you card features your baby's name in big turq

Our Montessori Home
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Learning at home the Montessori Way

Word Family Activities for Preschoolers
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : I completed my Montessori language training this past week. Montessori's approach to language is brilliant

Which Senses Do Your Children Seek Out?
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : My older son can't get enough of tactile sensory experiences. You name it, he loves smearing it on his bod

We Have More Energy to Be Better Partners, Parents, and People
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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own succes

How Do We Talk to Kids about Death?
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : We were discussing names. My 4 year old asked me to tell him his brother’s middle name. Knowing that his m

Kids & Grief
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : Tonight as my 2.5 year old slept peacefully I stared at him thinking of a few special people I wished so m

Simply “Be” with your Children {No Props Required}
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : One of the most remarkable things I observed about my sons' Nature Immersion camp was that there were no b

5 Ways to Bring Storytelling to Life in Nature
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Blog post at Carrots Are Orange : The art of oral story telling seems to be lost these days. I have fond, warm memories of story telling wit