Monday, March 22, 2010

The Owl box

So if you are interested this is a very cool ap on your iphone ustream. We have been recording videos and sending them to grandparents since I figured it out last week, but then I came across this and know we are addicted! I first saw this posted on a homeschooling group but I didn't check it our until I was uploading our videos and it was a live shot of this owl Molly that was watching over her eggs, we saw one hatch Max! The girls keep telling me let's see what molly is doing, oh she is sleeping, or look she is sitting on him, they love it! This is not what I intended my iphone to be used for but it turns out that it has lots of educational aps that the girls use and learn from. Besides watching Molly today we did our regular lessons then changed out the boxes in the schoolroom, we read Little Woman and some Robert Frost. Now it is nap time for Kayak and Star is playing her leapster then we are off to the park :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

This is some small manipulative's that the girls use to count and sort, I love this storage bin!
Our neighborhood birds had a baby that we have enjoyed watching
These are great games that we play and love
This storage bin is from Target and holds tons of school toys, the smaller containers are from Ikea. We have rice and beans on this day that they practice picking up with plastic tongs and transferring to the ice cube trays. Then tangagrams, lacing blocks, widgets, puzzles, blocks, screws, and some instruments. I change most of the stuff out every week to keep them interested.
These are some of the many books we are reading right now, today we also read The Little Princess. I let them pick books off the shelves all day for me to read, then Star has to read at least 2 to us, and these 3 we are reading over the next couple of weeks.
Some of the books we love

Games from 1+1+1 blog

Star balancing on wooden blocks with a spoon on her nose, typical day for her :)