I meant to post this earlier in the week, but this is a busy week for us. Lots going on, planning and a weekend trip away. Not to let things go too quietly, we are working on a few things around here, although we didnt have a "theme" this week, we are really reviewing our skills, and reading a lot. The kids have all gotten a book for their book reports. The olders know what to do and I am working with the little ones on reading comprehension as we work through books above their own reading level. My new kinder girl is soaking it all up, it is literally a 24-7 request for school activities, wanting to sit with counting objects, asking for matching games, and shape sorting... she is all about patterns, and colors and writing (I love it!). I had the olders pick a biography and they will finish reading it and complete a 1 page summary this weekend. The one thing I love about kids in general, is how absorbant they really are, little sponges.
I wanted to give you a heads up about next week because I suspect the post to be late after I am back in town. But next week is OCEAN week, and it is chalked full of activities... I am really excited to finish our summer off with OCEAN week, including trips to an AQUARIUM, and of course the BEACH!! So come back and check out that posting for lots of crafting and science ideas...
Cant leave you without some midweek finds - just couldnt do that to you, I know you wanta see what I found dont you.......
FOR THE KIDS::
CREATIVE COLLAGES: 4 crazy kings great dimension
SUMMER MATH FUN (teach mama) LOVE THIS - have you checked out this blog yet, go NOW (but then come back and finish checking out this list!!)
SOMETHING TO EAT::
BAKED BRIE WITH FRESH BLUEBERRIES (recipegirl) 2 of my favorite things
SOMETHING TO MAKE::
OH YES WE ARE STARTING A FALL CATEGORY::
WHITE PUMPKIN CARRIAGE (imperfectly beautiful) one of the cutest ideas EVER - a MUST do at our Cinderella loving house.
AND FINALLY SOMETHING BRILLIANT::
and I cant leave without atleast one image:
this was taken by my friend KAY who was here taking pics during the tea party camp last week. since my son knew i was a tad too busy to grab my camera, he asked if he could "shoot" some pictures, and after a little this is how to and put that strap around your neck conversation, he rather enjoyed being paparrazzi to a house of girls....
I LOVE PHOTOBLAST ACTIONS (first of all they are a breeze to install) and I love the one click change that I get. The above photo was editing using the RUSTIC CHARM preset...
Here you can see some of my favorite ACTIONS:
they all produce great results... if you work in photoshop or photoshop elements you should certainly go take a look.
well, enjoy your week and weekend... and I will be back with loads of OCEAN fun ideas early next week.