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100th day of school

Today was my kids 100th day of school for this year. My school celebrated ours a couple of weeks ago. My school didn’t really do anything for it. My kids primary school on the  other hand went all out. the kindergarten classes dressed up like they were 100 years old. My son looked adorable! He said they watched 101 Dalmations. They made 100 hats and necklaces with 100 fruit loops on them. He ate that as soon as he got in the car lol.  He really had fun today.  My daughters first grade class is celebrating the 101st day. They too are going to watch the movie and she is taking in 101 little pony tail holders.

I know that my school could have gotten more creative, but I am loving how fun my kids school made the day.

Here is my son with his white hair and beard. I used left over spider webbing from when I made his tornado costume. Not sure what I’m talking about, click here for the link to that post.

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He was making his old man face. I guess he is going to be a grumpy old man lol.

My sicky

B has been running a temp for 4 days. When I picked him up from school on Monday he was running one. Four days later I take him to the dr because the temp hadn’t gone down. It took two nurses and myself to hold him to do the throat culture. It came back positive. He has strep. Whenever I would ask him what hurts, he replied with something different. Ugh

He has spent the past three days in the “quarantine” office, next to my office. He will be there tomorrow as well, since he won’t be on antibiotics for 24 hours.  He is bummed because he is missing the 100th day of school.  I am enjoying the extra snuggles though.

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Lego creations

B has been into Lego’s for a while now. Bug has just started really getting into them. So now both kids are leaving Lego pieces all over the house. B will build what the instructions show crazy fast. My father-in-law was helping him build a fire truck from Lego City and he kept trying to get B to slow down. Then he realized that B was three pages ahead of him, and flying through putting the pieces together lol. Once he has built it, he has no problem with free building. He makes some of the coolest things!

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Bug just started getting into Lego’s via Lego Friends. She is a follow the directions and leave it that way kind of girl. She has no problem building with B’s Lego’s though.

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It really doesn’t matter how they build, or what they build though. I am happy that they work together, and for the most play nicely when they have the Lego’s out. I know that the hubs and I will build with them too and make it a family thing. It is just crazy how different Lego’s are from when I was a kid. I remember having the red, hard suitcase looking thing for my Lego’s. There wasn’t a rhyme or reason to what I wold build, mostly houses I think. Now there all kinds of sets and themes, that my kids want to build from. It makes me feel old…

Cookie time!

The moment we have all been waiting for…

Bug is taking girl scout cookie orders. She set her goal to be 100 boxes of cookies. I don’t know how many we will sell, but I do know that I will order some somoas. Those are my favorites!

 

Wish us luck!

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Color wheel

On pinterest I found a counting activity that took clothespins and the students matched the clothespin number to the correct number of items. I had one of my teachers make a similar activity, but they are matching colors. We are using this activity in my 12-18 month class, but could used in older age groups as well. It helps the students build on their fine motor skills. It also helps them identify colors, works on matching skills and listening skills as well.

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It could be made out of a paper plate or card stock.

Yay for puzzles!

When we went to the big cat conservatory my in-laws bought a 550 piece puzzle. My hubby, kids and in-laws have been working on it off and on for a week. The picture that I took for my second day of my picture challenge is of my hubby and son working on the puzzle. The puzzle won’t be finished before the in-laws head back to their home. It was a great visit, and I know that my family has enjoyed having them here.

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Coolest present ever!

Ok so Happy New Year! May 2015 be amazing! I have decided that I am going to challenge myself and try to a picture a day post for the year of 2015.

Today the picture is of my kids working on a dinosaur dig kit. My son received it as a Christmas gift from one of his aunts.  The box says ages 8 and up but my kids (ages 5-7) love it. They worked on it for about 4 hours and after dinner wanted to get back to working on it. They managed to dig up up one bone. When they found it they were so excited! Both kids want me to buy them another kit, once they are done with this one.

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I know that my sister-in-law ordered this kit from a magazine. You can order the exact kit from this website as well.

http://www.mindware.com/big-dig-dino-model-t-rex-a2-56116.fltr

 

I went and looked on amazon (searched for dinosaur dig).  On amazon they had a variety of animal digs and they weren’t too pricey. I would for sure recommend this as a gift or just a fun new adventure to go on with your kids.

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Apple handprints

I have some news. I am going to be the director of my school. Wish me luck!

Now to the point of the post. One of my teachers made a really cute apple art project with a super cute saying. She made an apple out of red construction paper, the stem out of brown and then added a green hand print. She also had a super cute saying to go with it.

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Our Frozen birthday party!

I made my daughter very happy yesterday. I managed to make her Frozen birthday party awesome for her.  I’m not sure if I would have done anything differently. It all ended up pretty much the way I imagined it would. I will call this a win!

For decorations I made a couple of posters, and hung up some streamers, ribbons and paper snowflakes.

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We played games as well. They wrapped each other up in toilet paper to be snowmen, then had a toilet paper snow fight. To end the party they went on a Frozen quote scavenger hunt, that ended where we had the party favor bags.

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For the cake I made an ice cream cake, and cupcakes. The ice cream cake had the dairy queen type crunchy stuff in it.

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To end the party, the guest took home party favor bags that had rock candy, insta snow, hershey’s kisses, glow in the dark bracelets and fake tattoos.DSC07356 DSC07355 DSC07354 DSC07353 DSC07352 DSC07351

I got a majority of my ideas off of pinterest. Here are the links to those pins.

How To: Homemade Ice Cream Cake Crunchies & Homemade Magic Shell Topping

Frozen Scavenger Hunt

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/9b/83/c6/9b83c60dae8d8690b15d8ff79dc866f5.jpg

Free Printables: Disney’s FROZEN Activity Sheets

http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2013/12/disney-frozen-cake-ice-cream-cake.html

Statue of Liberty hats

I know it is a few days late but here is the really cute craft we did for the 4th of July. We spent a couple days learning about how the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France, and that Lady Liberty is one of our nations symbols. The class really got into learning about her! Here is the project we did, and it turned out amazing 🙂

Take a large paper plate and cut out the middle. Then add 7 triangles to the top. The 7 triangles represent the 7 contents.

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I then had my students paint them green.

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Once we painted them, we used gold glitter to make the headbands/ hats more festive.

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Once dry the students wore them around the class and took them home to help celebrate Independence day!

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