Friday, February 4, 2011

Weekly Wrap-up 2/4/11

It looks lovely, but between the snowstorms and subzero temperatures we are in the middle of the winter doldrums---but we keep marching forward.....
Many picture books have been shared during this past week, which you can see in our reading challenge post.
All four kids enjoyed the Lowes Build and Grow project---a ball toss.
Next week's project is a musicbox, just in time for Valentine's Day gifts.
This is a great science kit.
The big kids tested acid and bases with litmus paper and
we all enjoyed writing with invisible ink. The full post can be seen here.
We made beautiful jeweled hearts for Valentine's day.
I love to have the kids make a lot of decorations for days of celebration.

The full post of our jeweled hearts is here.
Our picture book corner.
We did manage to get outside to enjoy our several feet of snow.
We are lucky enough to have a perfect sledding hill right in our backyard.
We celebrated Saint Brigid's feast day, making Saint Brigid wrapped in her starry cloak.
Kim and Luke are learning the concept of addition.
I brought out the counting bears and made simple index cards to work with.
They are catching on to this concept quickly.
We have begun making our Valentine cards/gifts.
Kimberly was the first crafter.
I prepared cardstock that Kim stamped with hearts and flowers.
coloring in the stamped balloons
I bought little gift bags, Kimmy put Hershey Kisses in each bag and then we stapled them shut with the cardstock, stamped cards.
Playing card garland
You can see this post here.
My favorite tool of February is my heart paper punch.


Our Side of the Mountain said...

Oh, I'm with you on the the snow and winter "downs". We're starting to get "cabin fever" here! Hurry up spring! LOVE the crafts!

Jessy - Weekly Wrap-up

Ellen said...

I love the crafts, too! I suffer from crafters envy, since I'm not much of a craft-y person. :-) A great week!

Kattie said...

Great pictures, looks like you had a fun week!

Visiting from weekly wrap-up :)

LaDonna said...

Thanks for the science book idea!