Sunday, June 19, 2011

30 Minute Puppet Theater

Quick Simple Projects have become a specialty for Lil A and I. The projects are short enough to keep her attention but provides hours and hours of fun afterwards. Yeah!

Everything that went into creating this puppet theater I already had at home, I keep poster boards around the house, I had string and scraps of fabric, and Lil A just received the paint for her birthday.

You can find the step by step instructions on how to make your very own Simple Puppet Theater here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

GOOD Neighbors are worth more than GOLD.

Bad Neighbors can be a nightmare, but GOOD Neighbors are worth more than GOLD. Mr. Neighbor is Gold and my children adore him. He always ask my children about their day, he fixes things that are broken, he provides a wealth of information, and he is part of our village that this humble homeschool mom needs to help raise her children.

Mr. Neighbor provided our impromptu Science lesson tonight. With Professor Neighbor, some fish that he caught and a knife, my children learned all they need to know about Fish anatomy and how to make a really great dinner!

Mr. Neighbor

Monday, June 13, 2011

Montessori Tots

I was six years old when I started going to my first Montessori School in Southern California. I went there until age 9. Then in Minneapolis, I went to another Montessori School for 6th grade. I had nothing but good experiences. Let's face it, Montessori has influenced schools all over the world from manipulatives to concentration on developing the Whole Child. I enjoyed Montessori so much that I enrolled in a Montessori course through my local college in Northern California. I put together 4 Primary Albums which included Practical Life, Geography, Biology, & Math for my class.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Z Man Knows

. . . and you're out!
Z Man first sport was Futball- you know the futball that is played throughout the world that we Americans call soccer. He was 3 years old and had average talent. At age 4, we put him in gymnastics where the first spark of talent started to show, the coach was in awe at his strength and flexibility and asked  if he could start training Z Man for the boys gymnastic team. Gymnastic requires a huge commitment and we didn't want to lock him into to one sport at such a young age. Ever since Z Man started to stand he would pick up a stick, broom, play sword, well anything rod shaped and hit something- so we figured the perfect sport for him is . . . you guessed it: Baseball. We put him in our local TBall during the summer of his fifth year and he loved it!  However, Fall came and the American Football season started and Z Man talent as an Athlete really started to shine. He started both on the offensive and defensive line, with incredible speed and drive. I started to think of him as the famous athlete from my childhood Bo Jackson, who was talented in both football and baseball.
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