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10
2009

Soap Whittling 101

Hi all, you'll be happy to know (or at least I am) that my super AWESOME husband has just order me a Canon Powershot, small, super cute, and last but definitely NOT least: its PINK! Yahoo! Can't wait to get back to pics on my blog! In the meantime, boxes are loaded for tomorrow and I found this fun art project from my Yahoo Workbox Group! If you haven't checked it out, do, lots of cool ideas and sharing going on there!Kindergarten boxes for Friday:1. Numbers assessment test and bingo dabber, downloaded from here (these are fun, don't even seem like tests!) I downloaded the Train one since we're doing T2. Blend T and L cards, you can download them here. Use to practice consonant and vowel blending. 3. Abeka Number Skills Worksheet4. Abeka Writing W/Phonics Handwriting practice5. Katy and the Big Snow/Snack6. Dry Erase Number Writing Practice7. Nature Walk and science grid to draw our finds on. You can download a nature walk grid here.8. Soap Whittling!2nd Grade Boxes:1. Math Test2. … [Read more...]

SEP
04
2009

Nature Walk, Art and Science 3 for 1!

We did our Friday Nature Walk today, we didn't go too far tho'. Thanks to the generosity of my neighbor, we were able to go into her backyard, and observe and draw her beautiful flowers! Let's just say my yard isn't quite so....um...colorful.So we talked about all the cool things God has made in our plant world, my neighbor has a nice variety of these things, and then settled on these super purple flowers to do an outside art class on.After class we came back inside and looked at different types of plants with our microscope. The slides are from www.lakeshorelearning.com and the microscope is a Vivitar 28 Piece microscope from Amazon. I can't say I love it, the images aren't as clear as I'd like, but then for what we spent and the fact that its being used by 3 kids 6 and under, its good for us for now. After boxes were done we played our new Stair Phonics Game, courtesy my dear friend. How it works: your eager child stands at the top of the stairs and you say a word, and they have to … [Read more...]