Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Just a fun thing

The other week, we learned about shapes. To reinforce the lesson, we did potato stamping. I think everyone has done this except me. So, I was really excited. It was just how I thought it would be: fun, but something you only need to do once. Here are the artists deep in the creative process:

My picture

You know the real reason why I'm homeschooling Leah is so that I can do all the fun crafts and art projects. It has nothing to do with her.

Noah's picture

Leah's picture

Monday, September 12, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pics of the Faves

Just a fun thing

So I think I might have a new post topic for the next little while. I'm homeschooling Leah for kindergarten this year so that she can skip her actual kindergarten year which would be next year. We think this is a good way to go with her because she just missed the cutoff this year by 22 days!! Had she started kindergarten this year, she would have been ahead of many of her classmates already. We're worried that if she starts at the kindergarten level next year, she will be so far ahead that she'll be bored and hate school. So, I'm teaching her kindergarten things at home a few mornings a week this year and we'll have her tested to go straight into first grade next year. And she's attending a preschool to get that "away from home and being taught by someone other than me" experience. This will be a very busy year. Wish me luck!!

With that big intro out of the way, when we do fun activities or crafts for kindergarten, I thought it would be fun to post them. So, here's our first fun, postable craft from Leah's kindergarten:

Bubble Painting

In a small cup put one part paint, two parts liquid dish soap and a little bit of water. Stir until blended. Stick a straw in a start blowing. When the bubbles get to the top of the cup, lay a piece of paper on top. The bubbles will pop and leave paint on the paper in a fun pattern. Use more cups with different colors in them for more fun. Make sure you cover up your clothes because there will be paint splattering everywhere. Also, you can use a pin to put a hole in the top of the straw to help prevent little ones from sucking up paint and soap into their mouths.

Noah's Painting

Leah's Painting

My Painting (I get to participate too!)

Noah was the one who sucked up the paint into his mouth. Sorry, I didn't get a picture of it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Time put to good use

This is what Noah and I did with our time together this afternoon, while the big kids were gone. It's a good thing my friend had a birthday today, so I could give her some of the chocolate cookies we made and not eat them all myself!

Another "First Day" post

Today was Leah's first day of preschool! My camera was almost out of battery power, so the pictures didn't come out that great, but you can still see how cute she is! She was super excited and had a great time. Good thing, because she goes again tomorrow!