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joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio Reggio Emilia inspired studio space and learning centre for children (birth-8yrs)+parents/educators. Transforming ECE as a teacher, consultant&mama!🇨🇦 http://myclassroomtransformation.blogspot.com/
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joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
This writer has big plans today ! He is making his Pappou (grandpa - who he adores by the way) a very special birthday surprise in the studio. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 Happiest birthday wishes to my wonderful Dad. Thanks for showing me unconditional love from the moment that I was born, while still considering me to be your baby. 😭 Honestly not sure where the time went and how I’m already a parent... There are days I remember my childhood so clearly and yearn to travel back in time even for only a day... Everything seemed so much simpler back then pre-internet !!! I guess now I can try and relive some of these special moments through my own children.
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This writer has big plans today ! he is making his pappou (grandpa - who he adores by the way) a very special birthday surprise in the studio. 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 happiest birthday wishes to my wonderful dad. thanks for showing me unconditional love from the moment that i was born, while still considering me to be your baby. 😭 honestly not sure where the time went and how i’m already a parent... there are days i remember my childhood so clearly and yearn to travel back in time even for only a day... everything seemed so much simpler back then pre-internet !!! i guess now i can try and relive some of these special moments through my own children.
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
Well hello 👋 Tuesday !!!!!! Despite the rather cool and rainy conditions, I still manage to capture so much warmth and sunshine inside our studio. Love M’s look of pure joy and surprise! @nhenwood_ 💜 On another important note - Our second half of Fall 2018 programming starts in two short weeks! Register soon so you can select the preferred time that matches your child’s nap schedule. I’ve included the new options on the blog and in my highlights. Feel free to email me also to coordinate !! I’d be happy to help select the best option for your family. We have one day open studio (no commitment) classes, 6 week and 12 week programs available. Our November 24th Milk and Cookies with Santa is full, but our October 28th Costumes and Crafts for Halloween still has about four spots remaining.
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Well hello 👋 tuesday !!!!!! despite the rather cool and rainy conditions, i still manage to capture so much warmth and sunshine inside our studio. love m’s look of pure joy and surprise! @nhenwood_ 💜 on another important note - our second half of fall 2018 programming starts in two short weeks! register soon so you can select the preferred time that matches your child’s nap schedule. i’ve included the new options on the blog and in my highlights. feel free to email me also to coordinate !! i’d be happy to help select the best option for your family. we have one day open studio (no commitment) classes, 6 week and 12 week programs available. our november 24th milk and cookies with santa is full, but our october 28th costumes and crafts for halloween still has about four spots remaining.
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
Don’t have contact paper? No problem ! You can make your own sticky surface for tear art using construction paper with packaging tape on top and hold it all into place with some masking or painters tape. We used this experience for tummy time and our wooden numbers, shapes, and letters easily stuck on too! The infants liked the sounds of the crumpled paper, as well as the stickiness !  Older children liked tearing the paper and creating works of art. Remember if you are using a raised platform for tummy time to have a protective blanket (thick knit are best) on the wood. This even works well on the floor using a foam mat. But I like the building area, because it also invites older children to sit up and engage with the materials. Who would have thought sticking and un-sticking objects could be so much fun ??? (Grandma and Twin 1 @kristenvesc)
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Don’t have contact paper? no problem ! you can make your own sticky surface for tear art using construction paper with packaging tape on top and hold it all into place with some masking or painters tape. we used this experience for tummy time and our wooden numbers, shapes, and letters easily stuck on too! the infants liked the sounds of the crumpled paper, as well as the stickiness ! older children liked tearing the paper and creating works of art. remember if you are using a raised platform for tummy time to have a protective blanket (thick knit are best) on the wood. this even works well on the floor using a foam mat. but i like the building area, because it also invites older children to sit up and engage with the materials. who would have thought sticking and un-sticking objects could be so much fun ??? (grandma and twin 1 @kristenvesc )
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
Got the sweetest note from a Mama in the UK this morning who said she wished they lived closer to be in our studio every day !! She asked if I felt proud of all that I have created and I simply responded that I’m more grateful than proud. I feel appreciative that over the last few years educators supported my workshops so that I could save and make this dream space of possibilities ! 🌈 Scroll over and see my adorable nephew who turns the big ⭐️1⭐️ today !!! We love you Mikey Mikey 😘😘
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Got the sweetest note from a mama in the uk this morning who said she wished they lived closer to be in our studio every day !! she asked if i felt proud of all that i have created and i simply responded that i’m more grateful than proud. i feel appreciative that over the last few years educators supported my workshops so that i could save and make this dream space of possibilities ! 🌈 scroll over and see my adorable nephew who turns the big ⭐️1⭐️ today !!! we love you mikey mikey 😘😘
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
I noticed that new @sharpie paint markers are available in a thicker format now (medium size). Wonder how they might be used outdoors in nature along with these fine tipped ones that I first tried (see photos)... Gotta head back to @walmartcanada and grab some before they are gone !
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I noticed that new @sharpie paint markers are available in a thicker format now (medium size). wonder how they might be used outdoors in nature along with these fine tipped ones that i first tried (see photos)... gotta head back to @walmartcanada and grab some before they are gone !
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
Lilianna (at four months) wishes her yiayia Marianna the bestest birthday 🎂 today! Don’t know how you’ve made everything look so easy over the years Mom, because I’m really finding the balancing act of parenting so hard. Admiring all of your sacrifices and strength! Χρόνια πολλά και να τα εκατοστίσεις ❤️
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Lilianna (at four months) wishes her yiayia marianna the bestest birthday 🎂 today! don’t know how you’ve made everything look so easy over the years mom, because i’m really finding the balancing act of parenting so hard. admiring all of your sacrifices and strength! χρόνια πολλά και να τα εκατοστίσεις ❤️
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
🌻New🌻 studio classes and groups begin in just a couple of weeks ! The first class is on October 30th or 31st. 
Here is our new schedule and please note that those currently enrolled will have priority in booking their time before new registrations are taken! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈Tuesdays and Wednesdays🌈🌈🌈🕰10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Curious Children for Multi Ages and Stages (Mixed Ages - Birth to 8 years) 🕰11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Curious Children for Multi Ages and Stages (Mixed Ages - Birth to 8 years) 🕰1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Exploring Everywhere for Infants (Birth to 18 months) 🕰3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Private Playdates and Group Bookings (Birth to Age 8) 🕰4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Painting and the Arts as a Process or Igniting Inquiry for School Aged Children (no parents - drop off program for JK-Grade 3) 🌈🌈🌈🌈Saturdays🌈🌈🌈 🕰10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Discovery Days for Toddlers and Preschoolers (18 months until JK) 🕰12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Ella Na Paixoumai kai na Mathoumai Ellinika - Preschool Greek School (Birth to Grade 1) 🕰1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Open Studio: Play and Create (Birth to Age 8) 🕰3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Private Playdates and Group Bookings (Birth to Age 8) 
For more details please contact joannemariebabalis@gmail.com.
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🌻new🌻 studio classes and groups begin in just a couple of weeks ! the first class is on october 30th or 31st.
here is our new schedule and please note that those currently enrolled will have priority in booking their time before new registrations are taken! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈tuesdays and wednesdays🌈🌈🌈🕰10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. curious children for multi ages and stages (mixed ages - birth to 8 years) 🕰11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. curious children for multi ages and stages (mixed ages - birth to 8 years) 🕰1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. exploring everywhere for infants (birth to 18 months) 🕰3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. private playdates and group bookings (birth to age 8) 🕰4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. painting and the arts as a process or igniting inquiry for school aged children (no parents - drop off program for jk-grade 3) 🌈🌈🌈🌈saturdays🌈🌈🌈 🕰10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. discovery days for toddlers and preschoolers (18 months until jk) 🕰12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ella na paixoumai kai na mathoumai ellinika - preschool greek school (birth to grade 1) 🕰1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. open studio: play and create (birth to age 8) 🕰3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. private playdates and group bookings (birth to age 8)
for more details please contact joannemariebabalis@gmail.com.
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
Exploring colours and making our own books. I taped down the construction paper and placed various styles of crayons (egg shaped, twistables, etc.) on top to encourage colour matching or mark making in graffiti style. Also stapled various sized papers into booklets just in case a child or family wanted to create a keepsake. Some wrote the colour words paired with their child’s drawings, while older children wrote stories independently. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 Thank you to whoever inquired about my studio and to @annawithlove for continuously sharing my colourful world !!! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 Haven’t slept a wink since last night worrying about all coughing and sniffling here at my house.  These weather changes have not been kind to us !!! Just hoping my migraines can stay away while I take care of my family... 🤦🏼‍♀️ 😑 (M and Mama @nhenwood_)
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Exploring colours and making our own books. i taped down the construction paper and placed various styles of crayons (egg shaped, twistables, etc.) on top to encourage colour matching or mark making in graffiti style. also stapled various sized papers into booklets just in case a child or family wanted to create a keepsake. some wrote the colour words paired with their child’s drawings, while older children wrote stories independently. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 thank you to whoever inquired about my studio and to @annawithlove for continuously sharing my colourful world !!! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈 haven’t slept a wink since last night worrying about all coughing and sniffling here at my house. these weather changes have not been kind to us !!! just hoping my migraines can stay away while i take care of my family... 🤦🏼‍♀️ 😑 (m and mama @nhenwood_ )
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
My three babies (even the big one) are so so congested and really under the weather 😭. Closing the studio tomorrow to make them soup, ensure they get lots of rest, and plenty of vitamin C. 🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊 This photo is of my son Sebby when he was only eight months old in Greece. In case you might be interested in supply work in our studio (RECE, K-2 Teacher, Greek Teacher) please contact me. I’d love to have some help on days like this when I have to be a Mama first and take care of my own family. 💛
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My three babies (even the big one) are so so congested and really under the weather 😭. closing the studio tomorrow to make them soup, ensure they get lots of rest, and plenty of vitamin c. 🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊 this photo is of my son sebby when he was only eight months old in greece. in case you might be interested in supply work in our studio (rece, k-2 teacher, greek teacher) please contact me. i’d love to have some help on days like this when i have to be a mama first and take care of my own family. 💛
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
A little toddler art on this Friday morning ! Have a wonderful day. 💜
1 81 5 days ago
A little toddler art on this friday morning ! have a wonderful day. 💜
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
In our element and painting up a storm on these saran wrapped art stools ! My boy and I can’t seem to stay away from the studio. So thankful that he has this special space to grow up in !!! 📸: @brittanyjorddan
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In our element and painting up a storm on these saran wrapped art stools ! my boy and i can’t seem to stay away from the studio. so thankful that he has this special space to grow up in !!! 📸: @brittanyjorddan
joannebabalis

@joannebabalis

🎨TransformEd🎨Creative Studio
My son loves outdoor learning. Today we traded the apple orchard for a nature reserve. Check out our stories to see the beauty that surrounded us !! 📸: @lemondropzphotography (Thanks for coming with us and sharing your trucks @sparkteachlearn !! ❤️)
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My son loves outdoor learning. today we traded the apple orchard for a nature reserve. check out our stories to see the beauty that surrounded us !! 📸: @lemondropzphotography (thanks for coming with us and sharing your trucks @sparkteachlearn !! ❤️)