Archive for March 14th, 2010

Color Mixing Fun!

Erica from Confessions of a Homeschooler posted the other day about a Color Mixing activity she got from Mama Jenn. Those two posts plus the original activity post at Itty Bitty Love really got my brain going. I decided to make all the different wheels that Anne made for both of her color mixing activities to use with my kiddos. We’re studying the Renaissance and Color Theory using Kym Wright’s Color Adventure – this activity will dovetail quite nicely, especially for my little Will. Here are the color wheels that I made to share. Enjoy!

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03 2010

Dot Game Paper

Well, I love some of the Montessori techniques for teaching different concepts. Patrick and Wendy and I are going to start with the Dot Game next week. I couldn’t find any printable paper that was just right for us, so I made my own and thought I would share. For a description of the Dot Game, please see Maitri Learning’s explanation. To download my version of the Dot Game paper, click on the image.

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03 2010

USS Yorktown

Babies

This time last week we were in Charleston, SC. Pat and Patrick stayed on the USS Yorktown while the rest of us stayed at the Best Western (big spenders!). Patrick said it was the best time he ever had. He got to do all things boy with daddy and the other scouts. They slept on bunks and ate awful food. :) They dropped stuff on the guy who slept in the floor instead of the bunk (mostly pillows, but at least one (hardcover!) book). They got to sit in different simulators and hold crabs. They got to explore the entire ship – even they parts they weren’t supposed to. In short, they had a great time. Pat’s back is glad to be back at home and has finally forgiven him.

The girls and I stayed with my friend Renea whose husband and boys were with Pat and Patrick. We went to the Magnolia Plantation, which was beautiful. We walked and walked and walked some more. In fact, we walked right off the map! We saw some alligators, a turtle, and lots of beautiful blooms. Even Will was tired out when we finally made it back to the truck. :) What a great day! Thanks for the suggestion, Renea!

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03 2010

Birthday Revisited

Here are a couple of shots from Wendy’s actual birthday celebration. She has requested a party this year – and she will have one – we’re just not sure when yet! She got a play kitchen, play food and a SHOPPING CART! What more could a 6 year old girl ask for?! Needless to say, all the gifts were very well received. Whew! My baby baby girl is 6!

Big sister Hannah made the cake! Great job Hannah!!

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03 2010