Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring. Show all posts

Friday, April 8, 2016

Blogging is cheaper than therapy.

I guess, anyway! 
So I have been searching for a job related to literacy or as a Reading Specialist. I have been here at home two years and I love spending time with my son and homeschooling him, but there is a part of me that wants to find a position doing something I love. I have thought to myself, "what do I like to do best?" And the answer that always comes to my mind is "help others." I know that sounds like a broad stroke with a paintbrush, but specifically, I like to watch and help others learn.
So we shall see. If I am to spend another year at home, then I totally embrace that. I always try to be optimistic about life in general. :)

I saw a really beautiful Spring paper plate project on Facebook. 

Isn't it so pretty?!?

This is a cool way to re-use bottle water bottles...make a fairy house! Directions are found here.

Look at these bubble hydrangeas! Mix paint with bubble solution (or dishsoap and water) and give your child a straw to blow bubbles to the top of the solution. Lay a piece of white paper (preferably cardstock) to imprint the bubbles on. Cut out and add construction paper to your art!
I did try this with my classroom of students. Each had a small bowl and their own straw. We used copy paper and I believe water color paint. The effect was not so great. I would use acrylic paint instead!

So many cool Spring projects!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Springing into Spring!!! {Cat Edition}

I am so springing into Spring!!!
I love the warm weather so much. 
We are in that little period here in Oklahoma where the tornado sirens are not going off just yet and it is just pretty outside (although slightly windy, but I am so not complaining!).

My feisty child is still eating through his stash of Easter candy. I am proud of his moderation when it comes to sweets. I guess it is a sign he is growing up because we would have to hide his candy up on high shelves until it was treat time when he was younger. 

Now that he is 11, he does not really want to dye eggs or hunt for them. It is weird because you would think being homeschooled/an only child, he might take a little longer to decide he is "too cool" for some of these things. I know his friends (even the older ones) still carry on these childhood traditions. I guess each child just decides for him/herself when it is time. That is a great reminder to me as a former teacher that all kids are different and that is a beautiful thing.

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I have so much around my house I need to paint! I got my hands on a beautiful, solid wood vintage dresser that I plan on painting for Harrison's room. I am thinking of painting it turquoise and distressing it (maybe with wax) on the outer part and then painting each drawer a different soft color. But this is all in my head for now. I KNOW I totally need to touch up some of the walls. One of my cats thinks a corner of the wall is a scratch post. The weird thing about pets is you buy them all the fancy whiz-its at PetSmart and they will ignore that $100 scratch post and toys. But if you put a fresh coat of paint on the wall, it is guaranteed to become the new favorite play toy.

(My cat Snow is thinking this right now...)

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Make beautiful eggs.

I love scrambled eggs with cheese. Love it. And I like a good hard-boiled.
But I really love this time of year because my son gets his "artist on" with eggs.
Here are some cool Easter egg ideas I have seen on the web~

HOPPY decorating!!

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Peeps Science!!

Look at these cool Peeps science ideas!!
Click on the pic to go there...

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