What I found at 2:05!
Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
After reading, the kids drew pictures of the kind of fish they would like to find in an amazing pool. Mark's is above, it is a meat eating, two headed fish that can bite through steel.
Gracie's fish are a queen, a princess, and a very friendly octopus, that live together and care about the ocean. (There is most certainly a difference between the imagination's of boys and girls.)
They have continued with their pictures and are now stapling alot of paper together so that they can make their own books about the sea creatures they imagined.
The next book is The Lorax. This book goes along nicely with McElligot's Pool because of the eniviromental message that they both have, with The Lorax having a much bigger message.
Greed leads to the end of the Truffula Trees in this story, and we learn the far reaching consequences of they loss of the trees. The animals have to leave, the birds fly away, the fishes future are dreary, and finally, the Lorax ....."gives a sad backward glance...as he lifts himself by the seat of his pants.....and he took leave of this place, through a hole in the smog, without leaving a trace."
The only chance for the future is with a little boy, who finds out, "UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
This led to a very nice lesson on how we can take care of our planet, and we discussed recycling, and conservation, and how even children can help our world.
We then made a wreath for our "learning wall" with an idea I found at DLTK Kids crafts.
Here is a picture of out "learning wall" so far. We have been having a great time with Dr. Seuss.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
It is a layered book that begins with a robin's egg and continues with the eggs getting bigger and bigger until...
it ends with a dinosaur egg.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Eternal rest grant unto John, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Friday, February 22, 2008
We had fun collecting our photos! We discussed the morals of this story and put them on our collage.We glued the baby pictures around a photo of some on the family at the March for Life in Washington DC.We all love our final display.
Later, Gracie and I made this very cute and easy "Horton" the elephant paper bag puppet. I found the instrustions and template for it at Dltk's crafts for kids. All in all, we had a very successful Horton Hears a Who day.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
On the drive home we saw about ten white-tail deer in a group along the side of the road. We stopped, and they posed for me so I could get these pictures, another bonus attraction in the mountains.
Monday, February 18, 2008
I found some printable and coloring pages at this site.
If anyone has any other suggestions I would love to hear from you!
We will keep you updated as we follow our Dr. Seuss Trail.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Oh where, oh where is spring?
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
The rules for this meme are: (1) Link to the person that tagged you. (2) Post the rules on your blog. (3) Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself. (4) Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. (5) Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
1. I am too short to reach the top shelf--of just about anything.
2. My glasses are held together with (oh no) tape.
3. I love to grab the hand of one of my children as we go into a store and skip--dragging the totally embarassed child with me. (This works best with the 11-16 age group.)
4. I played cello throughout my school life-and sometimes I dream I am still able to play.
5. I have a tremendous addiction to diet-coke.
6. I love to knit, and now everyone I know that is having a baby expects to receive a handknit blanket from me. (Hopefully, I will always be able to keep up.)
Now I tag, Jenny, Jessie, Stacy, and Anne.