Monday night, while the older girls were at softball, I caught Laura playing with Battleship . She wasn't playing the traditional way, being 3. She had filled up all the spaces with pegs and was stretching silly bandz over them. She was frustrated because the pegs kept popping out. What is a mom to do? Well, look for a free printable geoboard pattern, head out to the garage, check the wood stash, plug in some power tools and get to work. Less than 30 minutes later we had two of these:
What else did we do last week? I had been hesitant to put Adam in a pair of white sneakers because they were just not me. The solution was a king size Sharpie, followed by a fine tip Sharpie. I am pleased with the result, and hoping the King size Sharpie smell will dissipate soon.
|Before. Technically, this is a similar pair of shoes, not the same ones.|
|After. Very much fitting shoes for a child of mine.|
And finally, a small sample of what the kids have been doing.
|Sarah's Cars preschool pack, put away nicely|
|some of the pieces out to show what is done|
|Upside down Caps for Sale|
|Inside. And yes, I realize there are 2 monkeys not 5, but its after midnight, give me a break|
|The back of the folder|
|One of Annie's math pages|
|A typical sheet of 2nd grade math|
|Wait, what? Using variables? Emma prefers these to regular subtraction, which she loathes, but is rather good at.|
|Laura went to 2 days of a little preschool co-op last week. She learned about seasons one day and the body the next. She made an awesome skeleton out of q-tips, but it is loved and so has disappeared.|