We kept calling it the "money-mobile"
T with his good pal, Garrett
J with his best buds
B ready for another race
Posted by Stephanie at 10:13 AM
J decides to stack his bottles with various liquids
Today was another science lesson for J's class. We talked about liquids, along with their properties and characteristics. The station had 7 different sealed bottles with various types of liquids for the kids to shake, roll, turn, etc. Some had color, some were foamy, and some were viscous. While 10 of the kids were at the station, the other 10 kids played a memory card game with a partner using cards with various pictures of liquids to strengthen their vocabulary (transparent, viscous, bubbly, foamy etc.). After about 15 minutes, we had the kids switch. It's always fun for me to come into their classroom. I didn't feel as prepared as usual today, but it still went well. My energy has been zapped taking care of sick family members. Anyway, J was full of hugs, which I love! Many classmates filled me in on the "latest" while I was setting up during their recess (which was indoors because of the rain). Oh ... the life of a 1st grader!
Posted by Stephanie at 5:21 PM
N now has a fever. Looks like much of the same here in our household. He HATES missing school. Darn it!!
Posted by Stephanie at 9:08 PM
G worked really hard this morning on the OTHER fence that was demolished in that fierce rainstorm. The house next door is vacant, so there hasn't been a big rush to finish it. Plus, we've had on-going rain for the past 2 weeks. The fence posts have been set in cement and some of the cross beams are done. He's made progress. Sometimes taking care of our home feels like shoveling a walkway in a blizzard. Next on our list: Fix our vaulted window. Thank goodness for dual pane windows!! Now we know that fast, high-flying, Lego planks and windows are not friends. Did I mention that this happened the same day that we fixed a broken kitchen counter-top tile??
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Now it's my turn to ask "why?" Why is it that when I need to vacuum the stairs, the boys suddenly get up off of the couch and do acrobatics on the banister and/or the stairs that I'm trying to clean? When I question them on this phenomena, they say that they are trying to keep out of the way of the vacuum! This blows my mind! They WERE out of the way of the vacuum when they were on the couch to begin with! Or, why is it that they come out of hiding the split second I get or make a phone call? They could be completely consumed by the Game Cube or TV, but as soon as I'm talking to someone on the phone, they are right there next to me "needing" something. It's like they have some radar sense. I can hide-out in my bathroom, but then the notes start getting slipped under the door! I can't say that this happens ALL of the time, but it's definitely not a rarity. And, why is it that the boys complain of hunger during the hour leading up to dinner, only to pick at their food during dinner ... even if it's something they like? Am I missing something here? Then, as soon as dinner is cleared, they want a snack. I'm guessing I'm not alone here. Just some questions stirring around in my head. Yes, the wheels are usually turning ....
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