What is your trail?

It’s easy to have a following when you leave a trail… As a parent I often wonder about the path that each of my daughters might choose as they navigate their way though pre-teen and teenage years. While I cannot always predict their future decisions, I can look at their previous choices, their successes and their stumbles to get an …

How Can We Teach Our Girls To Be Kind?

This is a vexing question.  Watching the interaction between girls in fourth grade during a typical lunch hour, I found myself wondering how girls learned to be so mean to each other.  It is not always easy to spot either, as girls tend to take a much more nonverbal approach to meanness than boys do.  It is much simpler, however, …

Sometimes Friends are the Best Medicine (well almost)

One bright Saturday morning Whitney was at her friend Briana’s birthday party with her friends. She was nibbling on one of the many tasty snacks that had been placed on the tables scattered throughout the room. She loved birthday parties so much! The balloons, the games, the fun with friends, she couldn’t think of anywhere else she would rather be. “Everyone …

Penelope wants to know who YOU are!

 One of the activities in the Breadcrumbz book is    Penelope’s Fun with Words. Let’s find out what words we can make with YOUR name! Here is what to do: Take out a piece of paper. Write your name vertically. Think of words that begin with each letter that describe you.  If you can’t think of some, look them up …

Penelope bumbles the bee

Penelope dropped her backpack by the kitchen table and plopped down in a chair. She put her head in her hands and sighed. Her mom was at the stove, stirring a pot of soup for dinner. She turned around when she heard Penelope come in. “What’s wrong?” she asked. “It’s the school spelling bee,” Penelope said, raising her head. “I …

Welcome to My Crumby World!

Welcome to My Crumby World.  We are talking all about CONFIDENCE in Penelope Bumbles the Bee   The focus of this story is having confidence, and how too much can work against you in certain situations.  This story features Penelope Pumpernickel, who stumbles during a school spelling bee because she feels over-confident about her spelling ability.  In the story, she realizes …

Welcome to My Crumby World

  Our featured crumb this week is Penelope. She is one confident crumb! Visit her room to learn more about her, play a game, or build a robot. This week’s CRUMBY conundrum… Have you ever felt certain that you knew something, but you really didn’t? Penelope learns what happens when you have too much confidence. Read all about it here. …

Activities and Coloring Pages

Activities Activities are a fun way to learn about Breadcrumbz!! Scroll down the page to get to exclusive coloring pages. How well do you know the crumbz? Solve a puzzle with your favorite crumbz! Learn about math and fashion with Penelope! Love Nature? Learn about leaves! Rachel can teach you all about how excercise helps your memory. Explore your true …