Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Art, Trains & Garden

We have been living in Tennessee for two years now and this is our first visit to Cheekwood- Art & Gardens. Which is very strange for us since we love gardens. We were proud members and frequent visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden when we lived in Georgia. After visiting Cheekwood, I will say it is not as nice as the Atlanta one by no comparison, however we still had a wonderful time.
Hi Train!
Playing with friends in the stream.
Mademoiselle's Masterpiece
All wrapped up.
A Garden with a View
The Lion Tamer.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Baking Patterns

I love the silicone baking cups we have found many fun activities to use them for including Baking as you see here. The vibrant colors and texture makes them the perfect sensory experience for any Tot. Today we used them to make cupcake patterns. It was delicious and fun!
Lil A doing the pouring.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Who Needs a Wii . . .

Who Needs a Wii, when Paper Dolls still provide hours of fun.

I took an old rusty baking sheet and covered it with contact paper from the Dollar Store. Lil A decorated the border with Dora stickers. Tadaaa, we had our own Magnet board. There are so many possible activities that we will use it for, but this time we went back to basic: the Classic Paper Doll.

She loved her new Emily, which you can find here. The first Emily was printed on card stock and then I put magnets on the back of each item. However, it works and looks better on Magnet sheets.

She didn't want to part with it, so we took the whole board to Olive Garden with us that night.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Continents & Oceans of the World

Felt is a favorite homeschool item because it is cheap and easy way to recreate items on a budget. For example, Montessori world puzzles that range in price from $25 to $50 can be made for under $5 with felt.
That's exactly what we did here. It has served as a beautiful and nice alternative.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Our Homeschooling Friends- Days on the Farm

The inseparable Tots in a trunk
There are two Homeschooling families in Nashville that we absolutely love to spend time with. One of the families have six children, which means there is at least one friend for each of my four. I love the philosophy of this mother, she grinds her own wheat- need I say more? They don't just talk organic, (the mother and I have spent hours talking ORGANIC), but they also live it: my children helped them plant their garden.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Say what you may about the SOUTH. . .

Say what you may about the South, but our Home School Running Club contradicts stereotypes .  .  .

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