This morning we were running late and not just a little. We had a few monkey wrenches thrown into our morning. That is how I explained it to my son’s preschool teacher on the phone. On the ride home I was thinking about a monkey wrench and other idioms. One of my favorite assignments from elementary school was using an idiom in a sentence and then drawing a funny picture of the literal meaning. Of course they tell you not to use idioms in your writing because they are over used cliches. I think this is true but I also think it is good for kids to learn about them so they know what they mean plus it is fun and funny!
Are you fascinated with bubbles? Are you running low on stationary? Are you looking for something fun and educational to do after school? Do you enjoy combining art and science? Do you need to sharpen your observational skills? Do you have a bowl, water, dish soap, straws, tempera paint, and card-stock?
Then why not try this fun craft…
Happy leap day everyone! How are you celebrating leap day?
I am taking full advantage of the extra day to get to all those things done that I have been putting off for the last four years. Another thing I might do is “take a leap” and step out of my comfort zone a bit. Not sure how yet.
And after school, we we are making these… Continue reading
Raising kids is the ultimate science experiment. Of course there are the things you cannot change and I’m afraid there are more of these genetically determined constants than is fair or comforting. However there are variables to play with and affect and hopefully improve.
Lately when I pick my kids up from school, my 4 year old son especially, starts immediately asking to go somewhere or do something. Continue reading