Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
After printing out some relatively easy step-by-step building instructions from the Lego site I was finally able to let Joseph have his Lego-time freeing me up to give the girls a little more help with their lessons. What a difference a little organization and pre-planning on my part made! Joseph was able to work independently on his project while still being in the room with us. There have been a lot less distractions since starting this and it’s educational too. Lego-Time is a success!!!
For his first creation he chose the alligator. Notice he didn’t stick with the colors in the directions, but instead went with a bit of individual creativity – I like that!
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Warmer temps here in Wisconsin mean it’s time to move Phy-Ed back outdoors again. We added a few new “toys” to the equipment closet. The first one we tried out were these awesome Giant Retro Space Hoppers from Wild Creations.
They start out small, but with a little help from the included foot pump they get pretty darn big.
And boy did the kids have a blast!
and even a little Leaping…
Since introducing these a couple of weeks ago they continue to happily spend an active half hour or more playing with them whenever the weather permits . As a matter of fact I’ve even gotten a few workouts in, especially when playing Bumper Balls with the little dude. Lots of fun for the whole family!!!
Saturday, April 9, 2011
- Workboxes - I set up a modified workbox system, but have yet to start using them. My goal is to just jump in. Stop waiting for them to be perfect and just do it!
- Plan ahead for a week. Simple right?
- Start up our Latin again. Still not sure why we stopped.
- Sign the kids up for private swim lessons. Soon.
- Blog more. Let the kids blog.
- Start the art program I got from http://www.pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com/. Why am I waiting? We have all the supplies ready to go...
Thursday, February 3, 2011
She had to take different foods of the same approximate size and place them on a 2" piece of brown paper bag. Next she rubbed each item on the paper for 20 seconds each, then left it to sit for 2 hours. She chose to use a slim jim, saltine cracker, mayo, and ham. I think it's pretty obvious which had the most fat content, right?
I can tell you that after this she isn't slathering the mayo on quite so thick.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I took a lot of time researching just the right things to order. Hopefully we'll all be thrilled with our newest curriculum choices - a new science from Apologia, a poetry memorization from IEW as well as their writing seminar.