Wednesday, September 12, 2012
(I never got a chance to finish up this post although I had started the draft awhile ago. Wonder why...)
...but does that mean we are running out of things to do/to make/to draw?
|L's first throw pillow |
(who can be bothered with embroidery when there are so many dragons to draw?!)
|(the plastic bags are capes, of course)|
L. got a "make-your-own-everything" book from the library so we've made plaster molds of things and play-dough and A. borrowed a kid's cookbook so we've been doing that, too.
|"Two-Headed Unigon" (unicorn-dragon)|
And we went to the pool and had some playdates and tea parties and stuff like that.
|"Mommy, we found a garter snake!"|
So that's a taste of what we did in the last week before school started. I kind of thought it would be cool if we all just took really long naps, but I was out-voted.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I am sure the grandmas were less than satisfied with yesterday's narcissistic post, so I will now bow to their unspoken wishes:
Believe it or not, the kids came home with even bigger smiles. This new school rocks and we are all in love. For the first day they had a hot air balloon on site and ready to launch in honor of the first Expeditionary Learning project, "Gathering the Crew." Unfortunately, the weather did not comply, but I still think it was still the coolest thing ever that they planned that.
The second EL project on the docket? "Play," in which the kids learn about healthy forms of recreation and get to design the school's new playground.
Can I go back to grade school, please?