Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
I know where the birds and the squirrels live and where the brown caterpillar abide...
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Then I snapped back to Now.... looking up on stage again, watching my sixteen year old beautiful daughter - almost a woman - being honored. She doesn't have to ask to wear lipstick anymore. She just does.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Plaster of Paris
Powdered or Liquid Tempera Paint
Spoon or Stick for Stirring
Empty Toilet Paper Tubes
Cover the outside of toilet paper rolls with duct tape completely also covering one of the open ends of the tube. Line the inside of the tubes with waxed paper (this may work better if you glue the lining inside).
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Binoculars or Magnifying Glass
Colored Pencils or Crayons
During your nature walk today, take the children on a bee hunt to see the
bees at work. Have them bring along their nature journals and sketch the
flowers and bees that they come across. They may also like to make tally
marks on their journal of how many bees they saw today and their location.
For older children, you can take this activity a bit further and learn more
about pollination and other insect activity.
There is a great program you can participate in with the children called the
Great Sunflower Project. This program helps to track bees to see how they
are doing. They will send you seeds to plant your own sunflowers in return
for your information on how many bees visit your flowers. Their website is
Monday, May 17, 2010
She has made so many good friends since we began this new school. At one time, I wasn't sure if we had made the right decision ... but as I stepped back, I realized that it was *me* over-thinking and over-analyzing - comparing it to *my* perfect ideal.... when truly, my girls are thriving - happy - engaged and excited about their new school and friendships.