Using Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars only (no other small cars, boats, airplanes, helicopters, or train cars) we measured a total of 9 feet and 10 inches. The entire length of our living room. After a grand total count, we have at least 85 Hot Wheels and/or Matchbox cars.
Monday, April 25, 2011
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Internet recipes vary. Some say equal parts water and cornstarch, some say 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cup water - we just winged it. We started with a little of each, and added more of this or that when we felt it needed to be thicker or thinner.
One of the most interesting things about Goopley is you can form it into a solid - like a ball of clay almost. Passing it back and forth between your hands it begins to take shape... but the very second you stop moving it, the Goopley liquefies again and drips out between your fingers. Awesome stuff!
When he was finished he took his toothbrush cup and rinsed the sand out of the sink.
And took a big drink! Look how red those cheeks were. It was hot, and he enjoyed the cool water after playing so hard (and washing cars).
Monday, April 18, 2011
We did a little spooning work this morning. I love the sound of the glass beads plinking into the bowls. The Punk knows to be careful, and go slow with these, because we had a broken bead in our original package, and "glass is fwa-gile, Mommy".
His best friend, his confidant, his Pepper Cat watched us as we did our school Work this morning. She is irreplaceable, and the love of his life. I kick myself for not buying two of her when Ikea still sold them.We moved on to beads and chopsticks. The Punk likes these chopsticks a lot. Other than beads and puff balls I don't know many other activities he could "tong" with them. It's time to get creative so he can use these more often! I love early mornings when he does work that helps him concentrate and take things slow. Sometimes we rush too often in the a.m. and it's nice to have an activity to do that lets us sit and listen to music while he works.
This post linked to: Montessori Monday