Thursday, December 8, 2011

First Holiday Craft

I remembered doing this craft at a Homeschool Co-Op a couple of years ago and decided to pull it up on the iPad and do it with the kids. We are a bit limited because we don't know where many of our craft supplies are, but this craft just requires, paper, scissors, a stapler, and tape.

Mine is on the left. I followed the directions exactly. Zoe did the one on the right. I'm so proud of her because she did it all by herself except for the stapling. Austyn's is in the middle. I helped him a great deal. The cool thing about Austyn's is that his has more ribbons cut and a bigger center, on each arm of the snowflake. It looks different than ours and turned out amazing.

HERE is the link to make them yourself.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Homeschool Gymnastics Ends

 Austyn graduated from his level.

 Zoe graduated from Advanced Preschool level 1.

 After the class was over all of the kids went to McDonalds to eat and play.

I will be taking this activity over since the family who was in charge of setting up times with the gymnastics club won't be attending the next time. I'm glad my kids want to sign up again.

First Snow Fall

 Here in Southern Canada, the snow falls a bit later compared to most other Canadian locations.

This is another picture illustrating the difference in my kids from a small urban back yard that they never wanted to go out in alone to this huge open space that they are drawn out into.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Book Sharing Monday - Badness for Beginners

Badness for Beginners by Ian Whybrow and Tony Ross is a book that may seem backwards because it's about a wolf family learning to be bad. Apparently it's desirable to be bad, for a wolf.

This book is another book to question our societal norms.  What is bad and good? What are manners? Why do we even have manners? Who decided what is bad or good? Isn't it just what we label it? Should we be concerned about insulting others?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Math Manipulatives

 Why not? Build things with them!


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