Friday, October 30, 2009

Spooky Fantasy Trees

Needed: watercolor paper
watercolor paint
drinking straw

Above Art by: Kobe
Use a sponge to paint your chosen background color
and let dry
(we taped the edges to a newspaperto keep flat)
using your eye-dropper,
drip watercolor along the bottom of your paper
While the paint is still wet,
watch your trees grow and branch out
by blowing through your drinking straw

Art by:Meg

Art by:Maya

We saw this art project in
My Nature Craft Book, by Cheryl Owen

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Leaf & a Fuzzy Eater

Maya matches this golden leaf to it's tree
it's a Silver Maple

Kyle lets this fuzzy friend tickle his fingers

We later read that this is a
Fall Webworm: Hyphantria cunea
and he appears to be hungry,
we watch as it munches the edge of this maple leaf

Hi There!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Carving & Building for my Tactile Learners

We enjoy projects that engage all of our senses and we learn best by doing

Pumpkins full of stringy pulp and slimy seeds!
The meat was carved out for a pie,

the seeds were left on the porch

and we watched as the birds that live in our trees feasted!

We used tools to saw through the tough pumpkin skin
and imagination to carve a design

Kyle observes as his daddy carves,
which appeals to the visual learner in him.
Notice Kyle's expression..
it's his concentration face :D

More hands on experience..he's building hand-eye coordination

a sense of's a frankenstein box!

Learning by doing facilitates discussion which enhances their understanding

and builds self-confidence!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Usual Suspects

A Grecian goddess graced our day by way of rainbow

A Cavegirl making sense of this modern day

A Ninja
complete with brotherly ninja battles
and demise..

Apple Bobbing

A golden apple from the garden of the Hesperides

Kisses and snuggles for my little ghouls in the leaves

TP Mummies
Maya's turn

Mummy Girl

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Sharing Day with Daddy

who makes the best airtraffic controller for a little airplane like Kyle.

A family of 6 has to learn to, space...time with the airtraffic controller...In the distance sits a frustrated big brother wanting his time on daddy's shoulder's..

And then the tables turn
But there's room in his arms for both of his boys

And it's a good thing because they look up to him,

and love him dearly

Monday, October 19, 2009

S is for Snake..and other lake adventures

We found this Garter Snake swimming in the lake with us!
He was fiesty, biting me over and over as I picked him up

DaddyBear relaxes
while his cubs run along the shore

and Mama climbs a tree

Meg is a tree climber too!

& Maya swings in the golden sunlight
adventures at the of our favorite things!