Friends: The First Years

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Picking Friends in 1St Grade

In my daughter's first grade class, there are two helpers per day. One of their privilidges is that they get to pick a friend to sit with them in a special chair during rug time. The other day, a child accidentally picked two and one had to sit down feeling rejected. This was a fluke accident. I can't help thinking that there are many in the class hoping to be picked and who may never or may infrequently get picked. I confronted the teacher and her explanation was that this type of exercise is a life lesson. The more they...

Birthday Parties

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Birthday Parties 2 Weeks Apart

Mamasource members have always been so helpful in the past. My two Boys are 2 years apart and the youngest birthday is 2 weeks before the oldest. For the baby's 1st birthday I will 2 separate parties. In the years to come I was thinking about doing one party with 2 cakes and 2 themes for the boys. It will be less expensive for me and most importantly I will not be asking the family and friends to give up 2 days so close together for 2 separate parties. What are your opinions on this? For those of you in a similar situation how do you...


Half Birthday Party

I am planning my daughters 3 1/2 birthday party and trying to decide how to...