The boys have taken a firm stance against worksheets. They say no more. Whatever. We will have little academic learning tomorrow, but it is day 5, and we have all given up on that idea anyways. Today our health lessons were a flop. By 10 am I put on music from movie fight scenes and … Continue reading Neighbors: Activities for the Stuck at Home
And tomorrow we learn about health. Let it be clear. We do not sit down and have school activities. We play. We fight. We get yelled at for fighting and I give them something to do. These are the "somethings" I give them to do. Healthy or Not Healthy Worksheet Dental health Worksheets Yoga for … Continue reading Health Activities for the Stuck at Home
These blog posts are going to be quick and easy. Expect very little. Tomorrow's theme in our house is germs. Fitting huh? Here are the plans and the links! Scrub letters off an ice cube tray using a home made tooth brush - or use a cotton ball, beacase that is what we have on … Continue reading Germs: Preschool and Kindergarten Activities for the Stuck at Home
Part three of our language in play posts. This week we are going to talk about repetition. So naturally I named it three-peat. Because I love words. Repetition - when done right - should be super annoying. To yourself, to your husband, to any adult in the vicinity - but I promise it won't be … Continue reading Three-peat
(In tune of Baby Shark) Part two two two two two two ta two. Now you have that stuck in your head. You are welcome. Part two of language in play. Last week we talked about bossy play. If you missed it, go read it. Now. Click right here. (Speaking of bossy - jeez). So, … Continue reading What color is that? And other questions you need to stop asking.
I say this to both boys. A lot. "Boys! Bossy fun is not fun for anyone!" It is not. No one likes to be bossed around. Especially when you are trying to do something fun, like playing. Both of my boys respond really well to being bossed around. Gus especially. (Enter sarcasm here). The next few weeks … Continue reading Bossy Play is not fun for anyone
Hank started kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN. He is loving it. His teacher is amazing. His school is amazing. His friends are amazing. Everything is amazing!! Okay, not everything. John and I have to get two kids to two different schools at two different times. And no one has ever looked at me and said "Wow, that is … Continue reading School Morning Survival
If you know me, you know there isn't a lot that bothers me. I am fine with pretty much everyone and anyone. I collect friends from all walks of life. They all have different religions, political views, and ideas. I sometimes don't agree with them, but I typically keep my thoughts to myself. Because I … Continue reading A Child First
We are all trying to squeeze the last few moments of sweet freedom out of Summer. Everyone is heading to the beach, a cabin by the lake, or their favorite camp site. Well, we are anyways. When we venture into our Summer excursions, there are always a few cheap and easy activities I keep on … Continue reading One More Summer Day!
My family likes going places. We love to visit friends and places. We love giving the boys experiences. I love planning trips. I love being on trips. I hate traveling to trips...with my children. (I dream of traveling on my own. Coffee and magazines. Let that be known.) But as we know, kids ruin err, … Continue reading Travel without Treats