Thursday, June 16, 2011

Crayon Learning Camp Activities

After skipping two day we are back to the cute little online summer camp from crayon box learning.  Today we made cute little stoplight snacks and drank motor oil (rootbeer). The original recipe called to use rice crispie treats but they had none at my walmart and I just was not in the mood to make them, so graham crackers here we go! The kids still loved them though and that is all that matters. The colored Cars pictures and Skyler did some tracing with shapes and letters. A nice little fun thing that occupied them for a bit!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Crayonbox Learning Camp Today

Today from Crayonbox Learning More Cars! Skyler enjoyed tracing alphabet letters with her Car friends and the boys used the Cars tiles to unscramble everyones names.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

We watched the movie today

Today being saturday and all was pretty lax and we enjoyed the movie Cars on TV. Went right along with what we had been doing all week so the kids thought that was just awesome!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cars Fun

Once again we are enjoying the hard work from the crayonbox learning. She really designs such cute stuff. They are really having fun with this. She had a board game this time based on CARS. I had this little box so I set it up for the game with the title and some stickers.

 My kids had a blast racing all the little characters around that board!

Fox and Skyler really enjoyed drinking motor oil (rootbeer floats) and eating tire tread pieces (black licorice).

We have so enjoyed all the fun stuff based around CARS. I can't wait to see what ideas she comes up with next!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Online Summer Camp

The kids are participating in thios really neat online summer camp. It is sponsored by crayon learning box and it is so cute! She will be doing a few different themes the first one is based around Route 66 and the new Pixar Cars movie. She sends you activities each day that may or may not be a printable, games and even treat ideas! Today the kids drank piston juice, which reminded me of the green antifreeze. You can see there are also little namke tags which my kids thought were cool. We designed an car and a truck today as well as played bingo. It was a fun little extra to add to the day. Skyler said she can't wait till tomorrow.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

We dissected a shark

This is the first dissection we have ever done. I allowed it to be totally child-led with them just being curious asking their questions instead of worrying so much about "the lesson". If upu would like to see more graphic images you can go here. Keep in mind they are graphic so don't look if it will freak you out. As you see in the second picture the sharks tail was snapped. In the Fall we will be doing Human Body and dissecting a sheeps brain, cows eye, pigs heart and a sheeps kidney. I felt this was a good kick off to get them interested in it. My youngest Skyler was not too thrilled to see the shark had an eye. It really seemed to bother her. I think they will all do better with single organs though. If not then we can still say it was done during their schooling!

Friday, June 3, 2011


This past weekend I took the kids to Stephen Foster Cultural Center. Stephen Foster wrote the state song for FL as well as many others.
The song, "The Swanee River (Old Folks At Home)", words and music by Stephen C. Foster, was adopted as the official state song of Florida on May 25, 1935. The kids had alot of fun touring all the dioramas.

 The artwork is almost all Christy Paintings depicting the songs written and composed by Stephen Foster, The dioramas also are depicting his music.
This is a piano that Stephen Foster played that my beautiful little girl Skyler and my little guy Fox is standing in front of. Yes I know they are very photogenic. The race car in the back ground is part of our United States geography that we are doing called flat traveling.

Workbox idea!!

Christie Robello over at R Homeschool Hale had a very cute idea with her son. He really enjoys seeing that he is DONE so he gets a check card to place on his drawer. I think this would be a wonderful idea for kids who are very visual and it would eliminate the need for a schedule strip as well. Which could overwhelm a kid having all these different things to do. He puts his check card on the box and he knows he is done.