Hello, Friends! We are deep into our Black History Awakening Mural… and it’s so so good! And today we’ve got a great book and a fun craft that is bringing our mural to life! If you are just joining us, welcome. We are in the midst of an amazing summer learning project. My family… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID: Our Black History Awakening (and how you and your family can have one, too!)
Friends, I’ve got to be honest. I made a discovery over the last few weeks that was a record-rip STOP EVERYTHING moment. In the midst of having lots of candid conversation with my kids about race, racism, Black Lives Matter, white privilege, and more . . . I uncovered a gap that needed to be… Read more »Read More
Today, we are taking our art supplies and meeting under the trees. Our mission is to create a mural worthy of the animal friends that roam our backyard. Call it installation art, call it crazy, but once you read about who (or what) is taking note of this incredible art, you will be RUNNING to… Read more »Read More
3-2-1 Blast Off!
Want an exciting way to teach your pre-schooler to count backwards? Watch video of Space Shuttle launches. This is how we are starting our day, by watching Discovery launch over and over again… and counting along! With the launch looped in the background, we embark on making our very own Space Shuttle, using a paper… Read more »Read More
Letters in Space
Now that we have our brilliant night sky, time to fill it up with space words, images and letters! We are starting the letter ‘A.’ ‘A’ is for Alien!!!! I love him so much, we made three more. And stuck them on Mars as… drumroll please… Martians. No brainer. A is for asteroid… We simply… Read more »Read More
In a Bonus Room Far Far Away…
‘M’ is for Mars! We are taking our cues from the Mars Curiosity Rover and spending the rest of August exploring Space! The images and information coming from the Red Planet will play a big part (Twitter handle @MarsCuriosity .) NASA does a fantastic job explaining their work in terms that I understand and Crowley gets… Read more »Read More
When I look around our Adventure Room (formerly the bonus room), I have to admit, I get a little bit teary. Look at where we started…. And here we are today! And I have to say, that having all of you along for the ride, has made this experience even better. So, thank you! Today,… Read more »Read More
Which Number Comes After Three?
Hello Friends, Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you are here. You can read an updated version of this blog by clicking here. I hope you’ll check it out : ) Anna ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We are using small pasta shells as the sea shells for our beach. First step, Mom writes… Read more »Read More
When Swimming in a Sea O’ Handprints is a Good Thing!
We’ve got the ocean! The beach! The Submarine! And a reading Sea Snake! What’s next? Lots and lots of handprints! This school of fish is an easy and fun way to populate your sea. I chose to print these golden fish onto construction paper so that they would show up better when placed in our… Read more »Read More
There’s an Ocean in our House!
If you want to spend some time learning about the ocean, you need the mighty sea in your house!!!! So we are making a 15 foot mural that will set the mood and create a natural home for our crafts and adventures. I will hang the mural on the rather short and mostly useless wall… Read more »Read More