Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
We had the big reveal to Brian last night at the new house. Last time he saw it, all walls were white. So it was exciting to go and let him see what I had chosen for all the rooms up and downstairs in terms of paint color. I am happy to report he loved it. We also love that everything is right on schedule. Kitchen ceiling will be done 100% by end of monday and all painting, including faux bellagio wall in dining room will be done by Tuesday. We are so excited to move in. Our new neighborhood is beautiful,( horses everywhere!) and we are only one week away from our English country home in the city being a reality!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Have you tried theme pockets books to help you with theme unit studies? These are a great resource! Check it out: They are categorized by Month and grade level. The one to the right is April/Grades 1-3. Themes are: Easter, Animals that Lay Eggs, and Celebrate Earth Day. I find the activities are easily adaptable to multiple grade levels and with typical/special needs, and kids love coloring and making simple crafts to go with what they are learning about. They also provide great information on the subject matter. I get all mine from amazon.com and with any order over $25, i get them shipped free.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
One of the easier Easter crafts we did was a cut and paste activity we did over two days. First, I purchased the $5 easter egg craft kit from walmart of the plain foam eggs and self adhesive decorating pieces. It contained 24 eggs, enough for all 4 kids to do 6 eggs. On the second day, we colored an Easter egg basket worksheet and cut this out and pasted onto construction paper. Lastly, the kids took their eggs from the day before and pasted them onto their Easter "baskets". This was a simple and cheap activity but was great for fine motor and creativity and made the wait to color the "real eggs" not seem so long those last two days....
Friday, April 2, 2010
Good Friday....Upon reading the Easter story together, my 5 yr old says "Oh, Mommy...I love Jesus so much". While we are having this conversation, her 3 yr old sister who also just heard the Easter story, is mooning us...