Monday, November 23, 2009

Days of the Week songs....

Today is... (sung to Are You Sleeping?)

Today is ________ , today is ________
All day long, all day long. (motion hands like safe in baseball)
Yesterday was _________. (point behind with thumbs)
Tomorrow will be _________ . (shade forehead to look ahead)
Now we're done, oh, what fun! (clap)

And another popular one here

Days of the week song (sung to Oh my darling)

There are seven days, there are seven days
there are seven days in a week, there are seven days in a week
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

We usually sing through this twice.

I am really concenetrating on the days of the week and the months of the year for my kids to learn right now. Just have to figure out how to do a decent calendar to use. Something I can make would be best.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Great website....

I found this neat website and do you know what is even neater about it.

you can play some of the games on the wii!!!! YEP! you heard me you can play them via your internet connection on the wii.

here is the website:

Arcademic Skill Builders

Gearing up for the Winter/Christmas Season...

My goal is to tomorrow sit down and firm up what crafts we are doing this year, get all the supplies needed together with instructions so I can just go into the box and pull things out one by one and do them with the kids. Alone with having all the coloring sheets printed and ready to go. This time of year is busy enough so to have it all organized would be a HUGE blessing! So get ready for some winter and Christmas fun stuff.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dancing Raisins Experiment

Today we did a science experiment with raisins okay craisins but it still works like raisins. :)

I took a mason jar and put the craisins enough to cover the bottom. Then add 1 cup of water. nothing happened. Then we added 1/4 cup vinegar. After the vinegar we added 1 tsp of baking soda... and the water went cloudy and tons of bubbles started forming.

The craisins have tons of bubbles around them making them dance in the water. The bubbles make them more buoyant in the water kind of like a life jacket does with us in the water.

What is making the bubbles? The chemicals in viengar and baking soda make the bubbles on the craisins and then when the craisins get to the top the bubbles burst around them causing them to go back to the bottom until they have enough bubbles around them to go back up to the top again.