Sunday, May 27, 2012

8th Birthday Party

Been a long time but I thought I would share what we have planned for Josh's 8th birthday!  He is just having a few boys over to the house for a bit of low key fun.
Hope you all have an amazing summer!  You can check out what we are up to at my pinterest page!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday's Website

Paper dolls from around the world

These seem to include a bit of a guessing game and a bit of info. Might be perfect for some children!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Book Basket

Warning...this list is extensive!!!!
These are all a list for Joshua for the upcoming year. (Many of these are from the booklists and some are just books we want Josh to read and series he has started and enjoys.)

The Big Balloon Race (I Can Read Book 3)
Greg's Microscope (I Can Read Book 3)
Hill of Fire (An I Can Read Book, Level 3)
Surprises (I Can Read Book 3)
The Sword in the Tree (Trophy Chapter Book)
The Titanic: Lost and Found (Step-Into-Reading, Step 4)
Wagon Wheels (I Can Read, Book 3) (Book & CD
Chalk Box Kid (Stepping Stone, paper)
Clara and the Bookwagon (I Can Read Book 3)
Cora Frear
The House on Walenska Street (Puffin Chapters)
Jake Drake, Bully Buster
Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie (1st Avenue)
The Last Little Cat
The Long Way to a New Land (I Can Read Book 3)
The Long Way Westward (I Can Read Book 3)
Paint Brush Kid (Stepping Stone, paper)
Prairie School (I Can Read Book 4)
Riding the Pony Express
Tippy Lemmey
Tornado (Trophy Chapter Books)
Viking Adventure
Along Came a Dog (Harper Trophy Books)
Henry and Ribsy
Lumber Camp Library
McBroom's Wonderful One-Acre Farm: Three Tall Tales
More Stories from Grandma's Attic (The Grandma's Attic Series)
Ralph S. Mouse
Shadrach (Harper Trophy Books)
The Toothpaste Millionaire
The Whipping Boy
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma
The Hundred Dresses
A to Z Mysteries
Flight of the Phoenix (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist, Book I)
Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805 (Dover Books on Americana)
Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America
Ramona Books
Magic Treehouse books
The Boxcar Children Books
Time Warp Trio Series

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday's Websites

Hope summer is going good for everyone! We are spending time together, making a bunny lapbook, spending tons of time at a local garden and just enjoying some free time!

I thought I would share a few things that caught my eye recently. Hope you see something that catches yours!

  • Easy Homemade bread or why I need to stop being a baby and just make this bread!

  • Teaching Blogs or an amazing list of resources for home and work/school!

  • Homeschool blog or look freebies!

  • Nature t-shirt or last years plan that I am finally going to do this year before he grows out of the shirt I bought!

  • First sewing project for boys! or the project I most want to do but will never get Josh to consider!

  • Marshmallow Creme frosting or yummy!

  • Spring Fruit Pizza or a use for that frosting above!

  • Infinity t-shirt scarf or another example of just how creative I am not!

  • Pick Your Battles or ONLY READ AT YOUR OWN RISK (naughty word alert!!!!) Funny story about a couple and her shopping!

    • Tuesday, June 21, 2011

      Literacy Activities - Big Tracks Little Tracks

      Big Tracks Little Tracks
      Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

      Whip up some Trail mix to enjoy while searching outside for animal tracks!
      Match animals to their tracks with Animal track cards (Look under Zoology- Animal Tracks!)
      Advanced track cards here!
      Follow the track game from Curious George
      Animal track matching game online -- Animal tracks web game
      Website to checkout with your child --
      Make tracks with a Potato stamp like this!

      Monday, June 20, 2011

      Menu on a Monday!

      Monday- Chicken Fajitas
      Tuesday- Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Quick Bread
      Wednesday- out and free concert at the library pavilion!
      Thursday- Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken (Did not get to it last week!)
      Friday- Tortellini Caesar Salad
      Saturday- Leftovers!
      Sunday- Celebrating Andrew's Birthday!

      Sunday, June 19, 2011

      Literacy Activities- A Pair of Socks

      A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy

      Make a Silly Sock Puppet !
      Play online - Sock It matching Web game
      Reading color words Sound out word and color.
      Sorting socks - great for visual discrimination.
      Counting Spots on socks match sock to proper number.
      Have a sock race - The person who puts on the most socks in 60 seconds wins!

      Monday, June 13, 2011

      20 Dye free Snacks and treats

      This is a list of convenience snack foods and treats that we generally buy for on-the-go moments and school lunches. The ones I listed do not contain dye. We buy all (but one) of these snacks at our local grocery store (Meijer) or at Costco. (The YummyEarth Lollipops I order from Amazon)

      1. Simply Fruit Fruit Rollups

      2. YummyEarth Organic Lollipops, Assorted Flavors, 30-Ounce Container

      3. Annie's Homegrown Berry Patch Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks, 5-Count Pouches (Pack of 4)

      4. Veggie Straws

      5. Crackers (ritz, saltines, etc...)

      6. Tortilla Chips

      7. Veggies and dip

      8. Block cheese cut into cubes (Check ingredients!!! Annato is fine but sometimes they also use yellow lake etc)

      9. Ritz Crackerfuls Four Cheese, 6-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12) (We currently have Garden Vegetable Flavor)

      10. Teddy Grahams Graham Snacks - Honey, 10 oz

      11. Jelly Belly Fruit Snacks

      12. Lance Fresh Toasty Crackers with rich peanut butter sandwich crackers (40 packs) (Peanut Butter with NON orange cracker only!)

      13. Danimals Smoothies and other varieties of the Danimal brand!!!

      14. Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Snack Crackers, Colors, Cheddar Taste, 30-Ounces Carton

      15. Pretzels

      16. Apples with Peanut butter

      17. Grapes, bananas, applesauce (natural)

      18. String cheese

      19. Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars, Apple Cinnamon, 8-Count Bars (Pack of 4) Apple Cinnamon ONLY!

      20. Stacy's Pita Chips, Simply Naked 28 oz

      Please feel free to add any dye free options your family loves in the comment section!

      Still to come... beverages, breakfast ideas, lunch ideas, dinners, desserts!