Sunday, November 28, 2010

How Do You Spell....Mr. Potato Head?

Yesterday was crazy. We had our home-school co-op planning meeting and then I came home and did school with Bella before leaving for my own classes. I didn't have much down time. I laid down for about 5 minutes to take a nap but then Bella needed help with something on her school work so I got woke up.

Alex is doing very well with learning to read. I was so proud, in fact, that I decided to show off to my husband. "Alex, what does c-a-t spell?" I asked. "Cat!" he shouted enthusiastically. "Good job! What does, h-a-t spell?" He smiles, enjoying the chance to show off for his daddy, and yells "Hat!" "Great! Now what does r-a-t spell?" Alex is practically bouncing with excitement at this point, he knows he is doing great. "Mouse!" he screams. Then we all have a good laugh.

We continued our Christmas around the world theme in Germany and Bella and I made German paper stars yesterday. This is one of the projects from the Expedition Earth curriculum by my favorite blogger. (You will see me toting her praises here a lot!) Here comes the linkage:

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Anyways, those stars aren't as easy as they look! The video is about 12 or 13 minutes long but it took Bella and I around an hour! We grunted, unfolded, refolded, played back the same spot on the video over and over, but in the end we were very pleased with ourselves when we finally got it accomplished!

Next time, they will probably come out even better! (I hope.)

Okay, and I had one last thing I had wanted to share with you today. Yesterday my black-Friday deals add from JoAnns came in the mail and when I opened the first page, guess what I saw? The workbox carts and they are going to be on sale for $35 dollars a peice! You can get other ones, of course. I just like these because they are so colorful and fun. I think they make things look fun!

You can see the drawers I am talking about here:

Storage Drawers for Workbox System

And information about the workbox system here:

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Have fun dreaming of being organized!!!

While you do that, I am going to go make some gingerbread ornaments!

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