"Tomorrowland" - Amazing and even Inspiring!

My husband and I had the opportunity to screen Disney's Tomorrowland this week and all the way through the film I kept saying to myself how really cool everything was - whether it was the amazing technological inventions, the slight humor thrown into it, or the sweet storyline, I walked out of the theater inspired.

www.Disney.com/Tomorrowland

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever. Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of. (WALT DISNEY PICTURES)


This film is rated PG.

I've always liked George Clooney's work, but all of the actors in this film were great.  I appreciated the fact that with only the little violence that there was, it was pretty tame.  Although the story would've been way over our 6 year old's head, I would've felt comfortable with her seeing it.  In fact, I summarized the movie for her the next morning and told her how important her dreams and curiosity of the world are and to never give up and to always stay positive!

In theaters now.

www.Disney.com/Tomorrowland

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* Thank you Disney for providing DexterKids with two tickets to the screening in exchange for providing our readers with information about the film.


Dexter Memorial Day Parade, May 25, 2015 at 10am

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Our Garden Adventures... Exploring, Experimenting, and Playing!

This has been a week filled with exploring different gardens, science experiments, dramatic play, and art with our Mother Goose Time preschool curriculum!

The girls have had tons of fun picking dandelions, catching falling petals in the wind, and observing how things grow.


We started the sunflower seeds indoors.
School Garden!
Our own creeping phlox.
 "Little Critters Garden Party Picnic" at Howell Nature Center. We colored on the logs with chalk, climbed a spider web, waded through a stream, built a tee pee, played in the sand, touched a turtle, and put alfalfa seeds in a bag!


"Watch me Sprout" - you can put beans or alfalfa seeds in plastic bag with a water paper towel and observe how some things don't actually need soil to grow - just water and sunlight!
"Soak It Up" - How do you think water moves through a plant?
"Stem Drinking" - What do you think will happen if we put a plant in colored water?
Using pattern blocks to create our own flower designs.


"My Garden and Me!"
Parts of a Plant diagram

Dramatic play is a safe way for children to explore ideas, try out new roles, build friendships and to express a range of emotions. - Mother Goose Time

"I'm a Flower!"

Saturday, May 16th is "Green Day" in Dexter!

With plant sales abound this Saturday, you are sure to find everything you need for your garden and more!  

http://www.dextergardenclub.org/

LaFontaine Chevrolet will have green autos and charging stations on display, Boullion Sales will be showcasing yard and garden equipment, and many other stores will participating in their own way.

For a list of sponsors and events, visit the Dexter Garden Club.

http://www.dextergardenclub.org/


Ride the Slide at Hudson Mills! Summer 2015

This new feature at Hudson Mills Metropark, near our Activity Center, is a 3-story tall inflatable waterslide.  At 175 feet long and 47 feet wide, it is one of the world's largest inflatable slides.

http://www.metroparks.com/Hudson-Mills-Metropark

The Rip Slide will be open daily beginning May 23rd through September 7th from 11 am to 7 pm seven days per week, weather and conditions permitting.

http://www.metroparks.com/Hudson-Mills-Metropark

Metropark Vehicle Entry Permit required in all Metroparks.  
$7/Daily, $30/Annual or $20/Senior Citizens (62 and over).


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