The latest for the kids…. Did 6 1/2 pages of math yesterday about fractions– reducing, adding, finding the GCF, etc. (Victoria, with Anna listening and trying to rush to answer questions first and annoy her sister! LOL) Played the Gold Rush Game several times with the family. It covers lots of geography and history– not [...]
Archive for January, 2008
Daryl has been discussing the Gold Rush with the kids and he asked me to find a Gold Rush game online for them to find. I love the internet! After about two minutes I found this free printable game, complete with a map and 100 things that can happen to players on their trek to [...]
Brrr! It’s insanely cold today. Yesterday Victoria and I tried doing the bubble blowing outside but it didn’t work so well! One obedient bubble landed on a rose bush and promptly clouded up and froze for a moment before popping, but the rest zoomed off on the wind the second we blew them. It was [...]
by Victoria Me: So Worm, what’s it like down there? Worm: Down where? Me: You know the dirt. Worm: Oh yeah. I dunno. Me: Huh? Worm: I don’t have eyes!! Me: Sorry. Worm: OK Me: Bye! Worm: See ya. I hafta go eat compost anyway.
By Annalee Pioneers are very cool. You just need to listen. Pioneers could live with only dolls and they didn’t care. So history can be fun too. You may not think that learning is fun so you can try playing some games like numbers. You cut up paper and put numbers going up to nine. [...]
By Annalee The gold rush was gold found at mines. It was called the gold rush because so many people came. There was more than one gold rush. In 1849 they went to California. In 1828 they went to Dahlonega, North Carolina. They came back in 1848. Miners came from all over. Some came to [...]
I try to have my kids have at least one memorable/magical thing happen every day. It certainly doesn’t always happen but I like the idea of making every day count (for us grown ups too) and I want them to look back on their childhoods and remember more than just a blur of days. It [...]
I stumbled onto this fun project at floridamom’s blog this morning and plan to take part in it with the kids. Project Spectrum is an art challenge where each set of months is associated with a color and an element, and participants create art corresponding to those. You can knit, photograph, paint, bead, grow, sew, [...]
…When your boy comes into the room and says with grave concern, “Mom, I think my invisible mom died!” and then tells you that he was talking to her on his phone and all of the sudden her voice was gone. Then when you say that invisible people can’t die, he says “Maybe she was [...]
Just had to share a few pictures of Alex from today. He’s such a happy boy!