A quick recap from 2 weeks ago...we had read some Huggly books by Tedd Arnold. I had bought them years ago, read them a couple times, didn't care for them and left them in the bookcase. I pulled them out this year and read them and loved them. My kids absolutely loved them and were so excited each day when I would read to them. Last Friday we did a directed drawing of Huggly. I am trying my darndest to get more art into my week, but dang it if those weeks don't just fly by! Here are some of their works of art...Huggly art.
Yesterday, we did Spider Day. We spent the week leading up to Friday reading the Miss Spider books by David Kirk and also doing some spider problem solving. I was trying to get some "fun" in and make it educational at the same time. We learned all about spiders within the 4 hours or so that we had. We may not have learned it all, but we had fun in the process. And the kids were so good all day, considering they were slightly crazy on Thursday.
We started by reading Spiders by Gail Gibbons. I love her books. I would like to do an author study, but they are so themed that it would be hard. I just love the illustrations and the fact that they are non fiction. We then filled in the chart above and then the kids filled in their papers below.
We marble painted webs. They turned out better than mine last year. This year, I used silver tempra paint on the black paper. I love the silver and may look into buying the gold one, too!
We put the spiders on their webs!
I left the carnival at almost 8pm with a migraine. I came home, collapsed in bed (with my clothes on from the day) and laid there, hoping to not be sick. Luckily the migraine went away a little bit later and I slept like a baby (thank you, Tylenol PM!).
Today I had such big plans, but in the end, they didn't happen. Hubby and I spent the morning at soccer, looking at a travel trailer and then debating on the trailer. It's used, it's in pretty good shape with some minor repair work and I think it'll be ours tomorrow if the fridge, A/C and water heater work. Camping here we come! I did manage to clean my daughter's room, which is a feat in itself! Her room is a mess almost all the time. I guess I suck at parenting that way! Then tonight, we went to Hobby Lobby! I can say that now! It opened yesterday down the way from us! I could have been there for hours, but they were getting ready to close. :( I bought some cute owl stuff for my home, a couple things for my daughter and then we came home. But I will be back. Maybe next weekend...:)
I should be working on report cards, but that will be for tomorrow. Once I get working on them I can get the done quickly, but I need to finish grading before I can actually do report cards! I think I will get my daughter to bed, go to bed myself and sleep for the night. Tomorrow will be a busy day! Happy Saturday!