We had a great time learning together. It will be an experience we will never forget. As the summer is winding up, I feel grateful for all the fun adventures we have had and for the new adventures ahead.
Friday, August 2, 2013
The kids and I had a great time learning all about chicken eggs and the amazing hatching process. We incubated chicken eggs, taking care to keep the humidity and heat levels just right. Then, after 18 days, the chicks began to peep. This is the first sign that the chicks are hatching.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
After months of hard work and preparation, finally the adventure begins! Our school year adventure this year is called "Mathwarts School of Mathematical Wizardry". Taking a Harry Potter theme and combining it with mathematics. Today (Harry's birthday!), the kids got a special delivery from an owl.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The kids wanted to do bike races around the circle driveway "track" that we have. So, I set up a makeshift finish line and the races began!
On your mark, get set....GO!!!
And Memphis quickly gains the lead with his super speedy bike. Elijah is close on his heels with one tire that is flat on one side to slow him down.
Memphis approaches the finish line and.....
We have a winner!!!!
On your marks, get set....GO!!!
Oh it is a close one!!!
The boys both happily called it a tie- I think they both hit the black line at the same time, then Memphis pulled away faster. In any case, I NEVER argue with ties...ties make everyone happy.
The kids had a lot of fun racing. I look forward to more sunshine weather and more outdoor adventures to come! Let Spring begin!
Friday, March 22, 2013
Today we set up an obstacle course. It was the first sunny day in a loooong stretch of rainy days. I wanted to get my kids ACTIVE and MOVING as much as possible. Races seemed like a good start, and obstacle course races are the most fun! Not actually owning any obstacle course equipment, we had to get creative! (but it is more fun that way!) So let me walk you through our obstacles. :)
and jump over the hurdles.
Over the BIG hurdle.
And finally, balance on the small balance beam.
After a few times through the course, we decided to change things up a little bit.....
So we made the hurdles into obstacle "cones" that they had to zigzag around.
It was a lot of fun. The kids loved racing through the obstacles and I was happy to see them running and jumping in the fresh air.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I was so excited after contacting the Ilwaco Fire Department that they were obliged to host an event for our Beach Buddy group. They rose to the task magnificently and created a wonderful time of fun for all the kids.
Playing tag with Murf.
Memphis trying on a fireman jacket.
And here is a little video collage all about Murf.
It was a great day and I am grateful to the Volunteer firefighters and their willingness to host this event for us! What a caring group of people.