What a week we had! There were lots of minor emergencies but here’s some of the good stuff we’ve done lately… We read piles of library books. Some current favorites include We Are In a Book (Mo Willems), Too many toys (David Shannon), Shark and lobster’s amazing undersea adventure (Viviane Shwarz), Terry Pratchett young adult [...]
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Here’s a bit of what’s clogging up my browser today… Fear The Pumpkin: In Ukraine, It’s The Big Kiss-Off Think jack-o’-lanterns are frightening? Try being a man in Ukraine. Then you’ll truly understand what it’s like to fear a pumpkin. For centuries in the Eastern European nation, a pumpkin meant one thing: No, I won’t [...]
I had an especially bad migraine today and got very little done. I did manage to write up an article about the conference the girls went to yesterday and also finally wrote up the electric griddle craft I mentioned last week. Oh yes, and an article about the rest of the story with the recent [...]
1. Today (March 4) is Grammar Day (also here). In honor of that, you must try Grammar Ninja! It’s so fun! Also try these grammar quizzes for points. 2. We bought a new fridge today. I’m so happy. Our old fridge is insanely awful. The doors don’t shut all the way and we have to [...]
We had some fun today despite my feeling profoundly sluglike. Highlights: Watercolor snowballs A pile of new library books Computer fun Worksheets for ice cream Tape on mustaches, beards and eye patches The elephant toothpaste experiment (in 3 colors!) Some of which were captured on film. Beyold, the lazy collage version. Word of the day: [...]
I thought some of you might be interested in the Thanksgiving themed articles I wrote for the Examiner this week… Thanksgiving Science Fun is full of T-day facts, easy science experiments and cool info (know how turkey pop-up timers work? it’s really cool and you can reuse them). How Should We Teach Kids About Thanksgiving? [...]
Meet Gill Egan, a creation of Daryl’s that he made to enter the Lose Your Intellectual Property Contest sponsored by some really odd TV show that a friend of ours worked on. The kids took one look at what Daddy was doing and my house was filled with sock puppets, felt puppets and tiny strange [...]
I love this project from Hillbilly Jillies. My kids would love it too, not to mention the garden! Like we needed one more thing to do, though…….
We’re already working on our Father’s Day presents (which I’ll keep quiet about since Daryl reads this blog!) but I love this sweet craft from Making Friends. It would make a perfect gift for taking to the office. There’s more of our favorite Father’s Day gifts here too!
We had a playdate at Erica’s yesterday and planned a theme of seeds. It was a really fun day. Here’s a little of what we did…. The kids made little eggheads for sprouting seeds. Erica read a book about seeds (I even learned a bit!) This picture is dark but I love the feel [...]