Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Apple Puppets

I took this on 9/8 but never got around to sharing it until today. Selah drew her own face and glued her own eyes onto hers! It wasn't long before both of them were missing appendages... haha
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Field Trip

We hung out with my friend Jessica and her dog Scout on Thursday and had a blast!

She lives on a lot of wooded property so we went for a nature walk, here's a picture I took of the kids inspecting leaves:

Her mom owns Lipka's in Montague, so we stopped in for some ice cream:
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Jamieson's Perspective

Here are some photos that Jamieson snapped while we were playing out in the woods, I asked him to take one of his sister, and then the other three were the three best out of the twenty or so others that he took on his own.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Number Practice

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Apple Prints

These first two pictures were taken by Jamieson, and show his persepective of school :)

Here's a picture of him doing the prints, and the final product as well.

This was a fun project, we talked about the different parts of the apple, and what it would look like if we cut it vertically or horizontally - he was very suprised to see a "star flower shape" in the center of the apple when we sliced it horizontally!
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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Well, it WAS a good idea...

So much for using our old laptop for school... I wiped the hard drive on the six year old laptop I got as a graduation gift and put all of Jamieson's school programs on it. We just bought some new software at the store and came home to install it and this is what I found:

Two perfect circles of damaged crystals - my guess is that one of the kids had been enjoying the pretty colors that happen if you press on an LCD and they pressed too hard... twice. So. I've taken the thing apart and I found a new panel on eBay for $36 after shipping but have yet to compare the model numbers to make sure that it really is the correct one.

Oh well, it was nice while it lasted - at least it gives me a good excuse to tear a computer apart (I love it, really).
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

B is for Button

Yes, I'm aware that I wrote the wrong date.
hehehe, whoops

and a bonus of my cute little man:
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Shape Apple

Todays project taught math (What is the name of the red shape? How many sides does it have? How many shapes do you have in all? What if you take one away?), coordination (he cut the pieces himself as well as gluing them on and using a line drawing to guide him in his placement of the pieces),

creative thinking (What do you think you can make with these three shapes? A stop sign? Very good! Do you think you could make something that looks like a fruit?), and matching (I drew the shapes on the right of the paper and had him color them to match).

Here's the finished project:
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Saturday, September 8, 2007

One Apple

Neither one scanned very well, so I had to adjust the colors so you can see what they actually drew/wrote on the pages:
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Friday, September 7, 2007


Daddy found this little guy crossing the street behind our house (from W. Lake toward our house) so he brought it into the yard for the kids to see.

After our little science lesson (Where do you think turtles live? Nope, not trees, they have webbed feet... yes by the water is right! They like to swim! What do you think they eat? Food? That's a great answer!) Daddy returned it to the same spot he found it.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

First Day of School 1

Today was our first official day of school, and Jamieson reminded me of the beginning of Finding Nemo where Nemo wakes up in the morning saying, "First day of school! First day of school!" because he kept saying it over and over! I'm delighted that he is so interested and ready to go with this stuff!

Zoey (who was quite unimpressed with the camera flash) modeling the kids' art/color/counting project from today:
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