Woof! The puppies say good morning! 🙂
Those cute faces are who I’ve been spending my time with lately, already working on school things (can you believe that!?) They’re already bored saying, “Mooooom, stop doing things on the computer and play with us!” 🙂
Here are some other things I’ve been doing…
Last weekend we celebrated my sister (and brother-in-law) at her baby shower! We are all so excited to meet BK and it was a fun day with friends and family. My other sister, mom, and I worked on the centerpieces, which turned out really nice! The theme was Velveteen rabbit. The books, flower print, bunny, and silver bucket turned out perfect and everyone seemed to have a great time.
Remember a few weeks ago we went on a field trip to the Children’s Museum? Well, it was so much fun that my sisters, mom, and I all went back this week with my nephew. He had such a great time- especially in the water room– and I loved seeing him run around! Isn’t he getting so big? Slow down little dude 🙂
Last Dr. Seuss Book
On the last day of summer school, we read one more Dr. Seuss book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck.
This is a really fun story and I’ve found that even though it’s long, it always holds the kiddlet’s attention. Now, the typically project you’ll find when you search things to do related to this book is actually making oobleck. This is fun and something I have done in summer school before, but it’s also MESSY. In the past, I always end up with corn starch EVERYWHERE and no matter how much I wipe, wipe, wipe, it never seems to go away!
So this year, I thought, what else could I do that the kids will still love?
It came to me- painting! Kids love painting and I knew that it would get them excited (and let’s be honest, be less of a clean up). So after reading, I gave each kid a piece of white paper and a white crayon. I told them to draw a picture from the book. I opened to the page where the town was getting covered in Oobleck and many kids drew just that- houses, people, and animals covered in oobleck.
Then, we pained over the crayon with green.
Of course, we called this “magic”, just like the magic in the book, how the paint didn’t go on the crayon and revealed their picture underneath!
It was really fun and something that was WAY less messy 🙂
Still, the kids loved it and I thought it was a great accompanying project to go with the book. During the school year, you could make this more meaningful by adding a writing component.
Another thing we did on the last day was field day. We all headed outside and rotated through different stations on the wonderful sunny day.
The water station was a big hit, as were all the stations, but maybe their favorite was…
Face paint! The kids got to pick what they wanted and wow- they turned out so great! One of the adults suggested a mustache and that spread like wildfire- soon almost all the little boys were little men, so cute!
Our very last stop of our summer school adventure was the school wide performance. Some of the older kids in other classes put on their plays they’ve been working on and then the kids showed the dances they’ve been learning throughout summer school.
Everyday, the kids attended dance class with Mrs. Franklin, as awesome Zumba teacher. The kids showed the school the routines they’ve learned and wow- they were amazing!
I only snapped one photo because I was too busy watching, but they were so great and I was so proud of them!
I had such a fun time at summer school and adored all the kiddos I got to spend time with!
Be sure to check back to see some of the summer projects I’m working on as we gear up for next school year! 🙂