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Metro Cruise 2011

Last Friday I took my first dose of Methotrexate (only taken once a week), I have severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and with how fast the disease is progressing I had no choice but to take start taking this very strong medicine. I was however blessed beyond belief, and did not end up with some of the horrible symptoms, at least for...

Organization Projects Underway!

We finally have begun the process of reorganizing some of the spaces in our house, we plan on moving the playroom back upstairs and having the toys all organized with an Ikea Trofast system, the school room and all school item will be moved from all over the house to only in the basement. The dining room table has...

Ocean and Beach Week 1 6-12

I have not officially started school for the older boys yet, but I have been structuring their day more, and requiring a few hours work time through out the day, here are some of the things we did for their 1st week! Our topic for the next month is ocean and beach!! Science:   Experimenting with bubbles... The is an Animals Of The...

Beach and Ocean ~ Preschool / Toddler week 2

Here is a look at some of the fun stuff the little boys did last week. We are not fully into the school year yet, we are still enjoying outside quite a bit, while the weather is still warm. Our theme for this week is beach and ocean and we had lots of fun hands on learning ideas!! Practical Life: With...

Bubble Fun and Edible Aquariums

We had my niece over the other day, so we got some school work done in the morning before they got here, and then went and spent the afternoon outside having some bubble fun! I whipped up a quick batch of our great Bubble solution, filled a couple buckets with it and let the kids have fun! To make your...

Beach and Ocean ~ week 1

Yesterday the boys did their morning work.. Our theme for the next month is Beach and Ocean, so we have been working on lots of hands on fun all beach and ocean themed! Ethan wanted to use the Metal Inset Tracing Tray.. I don't have the insets yet so we are just using the stencils we have. They fit perfectly in...

Awesome Homemade Bubble Solution

How To Make Your Own Awesome Homemade Bubble Solution With how much bubble solution we go through I decided it was time to start making our own DIY Homemade bubble solution.  This recipe makes the most awesome bubbles, it is even better that the stuff in the store! What you will need to make homemade bubble solution: 5 Gallon Container best...

DIY Felt Board

How To Make A DIY Felt Board This project  has been on the to do list for a while! I really wanted a big DIY felt board for the kids but was not willing to pay for one, so I started looking through all the wonderful blogs out there and found some great inspiration! Here are few sites I found...

Beach and Ocean Unit – Day 2

So today was the 2nd day of our beach and ocean unit.. Of course the kids pulled the beach and ocean sensory bin out today, I'm sure this will be a daily hit. Although when Gabe plays he still needs a lot of supervision and guidance because he likes to throw the rocks, and then we both work together to...

Ocean and Beach Unit Day 1

Today was day 1 of our school year! When Gabe went down for his nap this after noon I had the kids work for a few hours, on anything on the shelf or anything I had put in their drawers to get done. But everyone seemed to enjoy it, and learn some things along the way! Our theme right...

Ocean Sensory Bin

I finally finished getting the ocean sensory bin together last night, and since today was our "start" to school it worked out perfect. I will say that the official start of the school year did not go quite as originally planned, but worked out great in the end. I have my very good friends 2 kids over for a...

Summer Montessori Activities

Summer Montessori Activities Today I was working on clearing off the shelves and getting things set up for school next week the new activities will include some new summer montessori activities. During that time Ethan and Gabe decided they were going to "test" some of the activities for me. Gabe is carefully putting each kernel onto the spoon... Then Gabe decided to...

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