Saturday, July 26, 2008

Toothfairies & Growing Up

Our almost 8 year old is finally starting to lose some teeth. He lost his third one on Thursday evening. And while it was worth a mini celebration, Isaiah had another idea. Off to bed, toothfairy visited because Isaiah found his dollar & confronted his Dad. "It was you, I pretend sleep, and I saw you"...."There's no toothfairy." And with that announcement...He looked differently to he was growing up too fast. He already told his younger brother the news..but vowed to not spill the beans for anyone at school. We told him he was now part of a secret society that knows special information. What else could we do? I wasn't fond of the toothfairy thing to begin with. But when he lost that first tooth, he was excited to get that special visit. I must say a part of me is relieved to not have to pretend anymore...what's next??? The Christmas Secret of a special visitor...I'm sure it will.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Recycled Crayons

I recently saw this on a blog & I love it...I almost gave away all of our old crayons until I came upon this idea..thanks. You can have your kids help...I won't say they love it, but they like to see the ending result. You have to tear off the wrappers & put as many into a muffin tin. Depending on how deep the tins are will determine the time. Spray cooking spray first before you add the crayons. Bake at 275 degrees..for 5-15 minutes. We did some really cute pumpkin ones for the fall.

Also, I've been working alot on my classroom for the fall. I hope to have pictures posted soon.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

chore chart..different

I came across this picture on how to do chores...i liked it so much that I tweeked it to work in the classroom. In the past, children would choose their chore for the week...leaving the not so desirable ones to the younger children. I really like the randomness of it all. You can definately use it at home as well.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Isn't this a creative way to get your children to eat healthy? I saw this on a Montessori site & I can't wait to use it with the boys & with my classroom. Since they have to serve their own snacks, I might as well have different choices. The ideas are endless...use a smaller muffin tin & use it instead of a plate for a meal...I love it!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Our Summer Trip & Mommy's Vacation

We went to California & for the first time visited Legoland. The boys enjoyed themselves. Kobe is very much into Lego Indiana Jones. The boys went on most of the rides with their daddy. It left me with the baby & plenty of time to enjoy a good book. This was a quick read & very good. I've always appreciated different perspectives on life lessons.

Welcome to Blogging!

This is a great image. The boys like it & so do I. We are very new to all this technology.