Friday, September 20, 2013

Rounding out the Week!

We finished up our unit on apples and we are ready to move on to animal habitats. The kiddies loved painting the seasons of the apple tree and I think they turned out pretty good. It really helps when you go one step or one color at a time. After we did some apple investigating, (apples  taste, smell, sound, and look like with their real apples) and graphing they made the apple project below. Now I love to eat apples and have nothing against apples (that sounds funny) but I think next year we will pick a different unit. I've been doing apples units for many, many years and I'm burnt out with them. So if anyone has any suggestions of what I can replace this unit with I would love to hear it.

Now on to a long scrapbook weekend with my besties. We just love scrapping and any chance we get we're there. After last weekend and the burnt up car situation I think I need a weekend to not think about anything. So, have a great weekend everyone!!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday the 13th!

Until today I never really thought twice about Friday the 13th. I am not a supersticious person by any means. Anyway, this is my son's car up in flames. He decided to come home for the weekend from college. He picked up two other kids and headed home. The car (it was a red Taurus) died out once on the highway but started up right away. A few minutes later they notice smoke from the engine so they pulled over, got out to see what it was and it went up in flames. Unbelievable!! I am soooo thankful they all got out to see what the problem was and refuse to think what could have happened. I also hesitated to post this pic because it still makes me sick to think about it. No more beater cars for the college kids. Oh, I forgot to mention we just had work done on it this week. So now allstate has a huge investigation to take care of. Unbelievable!! ( I know I already said that but will probably be saying that for the next week or so). On the next Friday the 13th noone is getting in a car around here.

Friday, September 6, 2013


Thank God for Fridays! It has been one of the longest short weeks ever. We had meet the teacher night last night so of course we were all on overload with getting the school and our rooms all gussied up. Here is one of my favorite projects we did (ignore the bins up top). We read several books about friendship and how to be a friend. Then we made these gumball machines and they put their friends names on the gumballs (they had to put all the kids names in our class and not to leave anyone out). AND the heat is back on. We had a few cool days and not the heat and humidity is back and next week is supposed to be reallllllly hot. I am sooooo ready for a school break, yep, already. Now on to popcorn festival in Indiana tomorrow. Have a great week!!