Saturday, September 30, 2006
Not only did she make this, but she understands all of this in great detail and will talk about it for a very long time. Click on the first page here to see the whole book in excruciating detail.
In other extreme oya baka news, Ella watched a Muzzy video in Mandarin Chinese several times this week. She came to me with a very serious face. "I know a word in Chinese now." What?", I said. In a quiet fake Chinese accent she said, "HAMBOORGER".
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Monday, September 25, 2006
Let's just say that if you come to our house the bannister railings are very, very slippery because they have been carefully polished with KY Silky personal lubricant which said four year old found in the living room. So shiny.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Circle Time-investigating differnent types of spider homes, spider safety, spider cousins
Small Group-Inventory charts, Math workbooks, Classmate Name Bingo, Spider Books
Story-Spinning Spiders, Are you a Spider?, Spiders Everywhere, Miss Spider's Tea Party, Amazing Spiders.
We headed down to Roanoke yesterday. John had a meeting, and we went to their farmer's market, the science museum, and out for some amazing thai food. I got these beans from a beautiful menonite couple, and they made for a perfect dinner. I got a "bouquet" of dried lotus pods, a loaf of bread at the bakery, and we headed back to Smalltown.Nothing like a morning out in the "big city".
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
It is amazing what getting rid of a cheap eighties glass and brass disco ball light fixture can do for a hallway. A very brave man climbed up there. I put the five year light bulbs in thinking that we'll sell this place before we have to change a bulb. In other handman news, our leak is fixed, the patio screen door might not fall off any more, and monday is squirrel hole day. Ladder number two wasn't tall enough.
I went to Home Depot to look at tiles to do the backsplash and cover the wooden trim on the bar. I left with a chrysanthemem, a sedum, and six pansies. I just couldn't deside on the tile, so I thought I'd mull it over for a while. It will probably be the one inch natural tumbled stones. In other good new, it was a gorgeous day, and happy baby slept in the sling all morning while I ran errands, drank a cup of coffee while sitting outside, and ran into a field to pick a giant bunch of goldenrod. I made brown rice and lentil soup this afternoon. Full day. Off to bed.
Monday, September 18, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Discovery Time- Spider hats, handprint spiders, hanging spiders,taking photographs of spiders and their webs, Itsy Bitsy Spider puppets, moveable spiders to accompany the poem "Corncob Spider Ride", numbered webs, attribute blocks, pattern blocks, geoboards.
Circle Time-discussion of the physical characteristics, habitat, life cycle, and types of webs and spiders,turning our classroom into a giant spider web, spider vocabulary,
Small Group Time- Younger Group- spider web counting game, Miss Muffett directional game, sequencing cards for the Itsy Bitsy Spider, shape sortring using attribute blocks and pattern blocks, Button Bingo, practice recognition of written names using upper and lower case letters
Older Group- numeral/number correspondence poster, math workbooks, Classmate name bingo, journal writing
Story- Dream Weaver, The Spider, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Magic School Bus Spins a Web, The Lady and the Spider
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Yesterday we went out to Newport to a Waldorf play group. The kids got to feed apples to cows, follow chickens around a garden and play in the sandbox. Now I want to live right there. Why am I always looking around for a new place to live? Every window had a view of the mountains. That and a chicken coop put it at the top of my list.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
I can't stop posting pictures of this excursion to Safari Park. I was so scared of this ostrich in terms of children's eyeballs. Oh, the obsessive compusive fears of motherhood. I knew how big they were, but let me tell you they have a look in their eyes and reptilian dinosaur feet. Ella had such a great day that she was calling people on the phone when we got home and leaving messages about it. She did say that her favorite animal of the day was the salamander that she caught at the lake.
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
She picked a large bouquet of grass seed heads. "I have found wheat. We are going to make bread." She wanted to cancel dinner in order to make bread. Tomorrow, we will bake. It is the last day before school starts.