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I'm a teacher turned stay at home mama. I love finding things to make and do!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Group Tot School: Fourth of July

Today we hosted group tot school for June.  It was a Fourth of July theme.  We had lots of fun with our friends!
Making bracelets out of  pipe cleaners and beads
Some children were patient enough to sit and make a pattern (red-white-blue)

Matching star stickers to the colored x's

Tonging sparkly pom poms from a bowl into a star ice cube tray

Sparkly play dough
(white play dough with red, white and blue glitter)

U.S.A. Puzzle

I only got a couple photos from outside this time around.  The outside activities were:
Fourth of July Action Cards
Red, White and Blue Sidewalk Chalk
Delivering number mail/color mail
Golf Ball Fireworks painting with foam star stickers
Fingerprint Flag
Our friends provided blueberries, strawberries and bunny grahams for snack.  
We can't wait until the next one!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer 2012

I finally sat down and printed out our Summer 2012 fun list!  Here's what's on the list:

Jamba Juice    
 French Bakery     
blow bubbles    
Swimming pond     
ride bikes     
State Fair
 splash pad     
MLB baseball game     
build a fort    
 visit grandparents out of state     
trolley ride
 water balloons    
 group tot school     
visit parks     
splish splash play dates    
 book exchange     
 strawberry picking     
swim lessons    
 try gymnastics    
 finger paint    
 farmer's market    
 Sonic Happy Hour    
 play at Auntie's    
 finish baby sister's room     
Pizza date
  blow BIG bubbles   
  bubble wrap painting    
 walk with Daddy   
  play in tent outside 
    Tutti Frutti
 write a letter to Minnie  
   board games   
  take lots of pictures

We'll see how many things we get done this year!

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Just LOOK at that tripod grip!  I can't believe how quickly she has caught on.  A few weeks ago, I posted about our workbooks and A's lack of pencil grip here.   She has gotten SO much better at it!  She still loves her Kumon books and is excited to work on them.  It's probably because we only do one page a day.  I'm going to have to start brainstorming more goals for the summer!