Monthly Archives: February 2011

Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday? Now, That’s Wacky!

Here’s how we’ll celebrate Wacky Wednesday, just in time for Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Wednesday, March 2nd. We’ll be reading the book again on Tuesday. I plan to decorate the house Wacky Wednesday style while the kids are asleep Tuesday … Continue reading

Posted in Early Elementary Years, homeschooling, humor, preschool | 4 Comments

Things I’ve Done (this week) To Keep My Toddler Busy So I Could Do Schoolwork With My Other Kids

Did school all day on President’s Day because my husband was off work and he watched our toddler all day. Most. Productive. Day. Ever. Made a sensory tub out of rice and dry beans so he wouldn’t get into our … Continue reading

Posted in homeschooling, keeping toddlers busy so you can actually educate your older children, toddlers | 7 Comments

More Kitchen Science: What’s Inside a Drop of Blood?

What we made: A model of a microscopic drop of blood. How we did it: We mixed karo syrup (plasma), red cinnamon candies (red blood cells), dry lima beans (white blood cells), and lentils (platelets). How we kept the toddler … Continue reading

Posted in Early Elementary Years, homeschooling, keeping toddlers busy so you can actually educate your older children, preschool, science, toddlers | 6 Comments

Kitchen Science: Freezing and Melting

Today we experimented with freezing and melting.  We took various things from the refrigerator and pantry and put them into ice cube trays. This experiment was inspired by Usborne’s Science in the Kitchen. We varied our ingredients a bit and … Continue reading

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Why We Can Never Ever Take Our Kids to the Japanese Steakhouse Ever Again

We figured we couldn’t go wrong.   They cook stuff  right in front of you, make those little volcanoes out of the onion rings, flip shrimp onto your plate.  They give the kids those paper chef-hat menus.  It’s a coloring page. … Continue reading

Posted in humor, Parenting, toddlers | 10 Comments

F.I.A.R. Katy and the Big Snow

This week was a Five In a Row week for us. We were very happy to “row” a book after weeks of various illnesses making their way through the family.  When short on time, we have tended to stick to … Continue reading

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America I Am

  My mood is somber as I examine the artifacts of slavery:  rusted chains that once encircled the wrists, necks and ankles of captured men and women.  The door of an African castle used to imprison slaves waiting for ships … Continue reading

Posted in American History, homeschooling, Museums and Field Trips | 8 Comments