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Craft Ideas For Your Home
April 22, 2020 | Rebecca Baichan

With many people at home during self-isolation, now is the perfect opportunity to learn a new craft and get organized around the house. Crafting is a great way to relax, relieve stress and have fun. Below, I have listed three inexpensive craft projects you can enjoy making at... READ MORE

Build a Backyard Ecosystem
April 20, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

Orders to stay at home can have some people longing for the outdoors and the wildlife that comes with it. Fortunately, for those with a yard there is no reason you can’t invite some native Florida wildlife into your life. You may not be able to acquire all the plants you will... READ MORE

How Analogue Tools Help to Connect Us
April 19, 2020 | OCLS Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. While text messaging, email and video chat are currently bridging the “social” part of social distancing, it’s important we remain connected to one another in ways that allow mental breaks from the sensory... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Clouds!
April 17, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Welcome to another edition of Preschool Fun! This week we’re going to have fun with ... clouds!

First, go outside and look up. Do you see clouds? If so, ask your child: Are the big or small? Are they puffy or flat? What do they look like?   What is a cloud? What color are... READ MORE
Kitchen Scrap Garden
April 12, 2020 | Rebecca Sung
“I just left some groceries on your doorstep. Go ahead and bring it inside,” I texted my brother. 

Our community was and still is in the trenches of battling the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing is requiring parents, siblings, friends, neighbors, co-workers,... READ MORE

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Preschool Fun: Robots!
June 5, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Beep. Boop. Bop. Today we’re talking robots!

Let’s start with some questions:

What is a robot?  What does a robot sound like? What does a robot look like?  What kind of robot would you build? 
Now, let’s read a book

Read any book you may have that mentions... READ MORE

Preschool Fun: Bubbles!
May 22, 2020 | Lauren Mathur

Today we’re going to have some fun with bubbles! Don’t have any bubbles? No worries – we'll make some in the end!

 

Let’s start with some questions: 

Do you like blowing bubbles?  Can you show me how you blow bubbles? Can you dance in the bubbles?  What... READ MORE
Art 101: Ancient Greek Pottery
May 17, 2020 | Heidi Williamson

I normally teach our Art 101 events in-person, but since we're unable to do that for the time being in this post I would like to share a little bit of information about ancient Greek pottery and how you can create your own Greek style flowerpot for your home.


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