Thursday, May 27, 2010

Learn and Color Animals

National Geographic has an amazing selection of coloring pages for kids, each page comes with a little fact about the animals.

Loggerhead Sea Turtles

Loggerhead sea turtles are known for their giant reddish brown heads. The head helps support powerful jaw muscles that allow the turtles to crush shellfish. Loggerheads eat shellfish, jellyfish, mussels, shrimp, and other marine animals.

One turtle in this picture (bottom) is wearing a National Geographic Crittercam. Crittercams include video cameras and other information-gathering devices. They can be attached to animals without hurting them. Crittercams help scientists study the animals that wear them.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keep them Learning this Summer

Summer begins for us this week, I have a little game plan for some summer learning.

To keep our writing skills sharp we are playing with Sidewalk chalk, writing letters, names and any other words we want. This is usually followed by a crazed coloring frenzy and a little discussion( dare I say fight) over who gets to spray the water to wash it off.

We also plan on writing some letters to family and friends, I found some sweet "G" cards. I am excited to see what fun stories G wants to write about.

Science will be explored by learning about the planets! I found some great Beginner readers from Scholastic books about the planets!
My sister in law also gave me a great website on Science to do at home HERE! They sell different kits but also at the bottom of the page are links to the Top 10 Science Experiments the first it the Mentos/Diet Coke. Check out the Corn Starch GOO Wow we are ready to explore maybe we should get some sweet white coats! *hint hint* if you see any!

Reading- I have been stocking up on a few new books from Scholastic and am using a website that was referred to me by G's preschool teacher called .I found magnets with "Site Words" on them at Wal Mart by a company called Active Minds

Art/Hands On G Love's foam stickers, if you have received any art from her lately you will have noticed this trend. I found a Butterfly and an Ocean Pack of foam stickers for her to work on. Watch out world hear we come!

Pudding Painting, I love to paint with pudding, I just make up an instant pack of vanilla, divide it up into different bowls add different colors and we have edible paint for all! It is a big smearing, eating mess of a time, maybe do it out side!

Over all learning I found great workbooks at Costco, Wal Mart and Barns and Nobel select the Grade level
Kumon Books
American Education Publishing Everything for Early Learning

WHAT are you doing to keep the kids happy this summer! Share your ideas! Please..........

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Home Maker Over for the New Pets

Found an old bird cage and small table at Goodwill
With a little scrubbing, sanding and Paint

Meet our new Guinea Pigs!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I Must Confess I am tottaly in Love with

Yes this Australian Drama Series has me addicted! I can not get enough I am on season 5!! The first 3 season's are amazing, then in a dramatic twist I feared I could not watch anymore....but with delight I am still 100% in love. How to describe the show, I would say The Man from Snowy River Meets a Mexican Novelia. Beautiful music, amazing landscape, horses, humor, drama, love and silliness! Check your local library or Netflix to start your viewing Pleasure!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Purse Tutorial

Ok, So here is the pattern that I made. If you cannot read the measurements, email me and I will give them to you.

You will need:
1/2 yard for each type of fabric
A small piece of infusion

Lay out the pattern on the fabric and cut out. Remember to put the bottom/side panel on the fold to cut.

You can't really tell but I decided to sew ridges in the front and back panels.

Sew the bottom panel to the front and back.

Cut out the lining

Cut out the handles remember to use a infusion to stiffen the handles

Pin the fabric right side to right side and sew leaving the bottom edges open.

Sew the lining

Pin the lining to the purse, remember to insert the handles in. Pin right side to right side. Leave one of the side panels open (see below)

See the open side panel

Right side out using the side panel

Press the side panel to sew.

Stitch the panel close and you are done!!

Enjoy a fun new bag!
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

This is my beautiful Mother's Day corsage, sure I will post how to make it when I thank and get the info from the great MC
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Would you like to be Inspired

(Stephanie Nielson  of Nie Nie Dialogues)

Watch her Video Here!
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