I am SERIOUSLY slacking in the blogging department friends!! I don't know what the problem is, well actually I do. I am trying desperately to get back on the yoga bandwagon, which is an hour a night. Well, that pretty much cuts out blogging, since blogging takes an hour also each time I do it, for some reason??
Sigh...not enough hours in the day, man!! But today blogging beat out yoga, so here we go!!
Here are some things my kidlets and I have been up to lately...
We started our Rainforest Unit by using Abby's Mystery Box activity to introduce it. My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mystery Box. Ohmyword, they go CRAZY for it!! They had so much fun guessing what was inside the box...
It was a red-eyed tree frog!!
Then they wrote all about it. I call it a power write-they write as much as they can for 5 minutes, then I choose some kids to read their stories to the class, using Mr. Microphone, of course!!
We also started making some art projects for our Rainforest Open House extravaganza! Luckily the flowers and butterflies double nicely for Springy projects, until I put them up for Open House!! Aren't they so pretty??
I love how they look on my wall...swoon! So bright and cheerful!!
We also have been learning about American symbols, and we step drew Lady Liberty for one of our projects. This step draw is from Deanna Jump's America Unit, which I LOVE!! Aren't they so fun??
I just love my mini anchor chart stand!! It holds all of my America and Rainforest posters perfectly!
My kids also presented an Oral Report on an American Symbol of their choice. They did such a fantastic job!!
|Her White House is AMAZING!!|
|Love the initials for the Presidents on this one!!|
|Lego White House!!|
Okay, here is my new idea for a Mother's Day craft. For years, we made these plates, which I LOVE, but this year I decided to mix things up and make a cute little bowl (from IKEA for $1 each) for the moms...here are the steps!
You need a 5 by 5 square of copy paper, crayons, mod podge, a sharpie, tissue paper, and a foam brush.
1. Draw a flower on the paper with a sharpie, add your words, and color with bright colors.
2. Bubble cut around the flower and mod podge it to the bottom of the bowl, like this...
3. Cover the entire bottom of the bowl with mod podge and squares of tissue paper. One layer should be enough.
4. Let it dry overnight and voila!! It will be beautiful in the morning!!
Well, that's all I got peeps!! Off to wash my face and snuggle on the couch with my Kindle!
XOXO Kerri B