Archives for April 2008

In the Works ~ Human Body Lapbook

We are almost done with our Human Body lapbook! It is quite the project, and we have learned SO much! I created another printable for the unit, this time to summarize the info we learned in the book, Ouch! I made him a mini book in the shape of a band aid and he really liked it! Here he is working on his book…
You can find a PDF of the band aid book here!

In the Works ~ Rainbow Lapbook

We began our work on the rainbow lapbook today and already we both love it! Here’s how we began…

1st we read the book, Rainbow and You, which was a great way to begin for us! I wanted to start by teaching Roy G Biv, using the printable I created for him. This book did a great job of introducing Roy G Biv and also rainbows in general.

After reading the book, he got to work on his roygbiv mini book, and we also introduced color word spelling using the printable I created from the songs at this site. He really liked learning how to spell color words with these cute songs.Here he is posing with his completed product!

Tot School ~ Busy week!

It was a great week for tot school at our house! I am so excited about the many things K got to experience this week!

We began our week with Spinmaster Aquadoodle Draw N’ Doodle Mat, which I really thought K would love…Although, he was much more interested in sucking the water out of the pen.So, I got out his Melissa & Doug Pets Sound Puzzle, which he really liked a lot.And, then I caught him reading his current favorite book, Hermie: A Common Caterpillar (A Just Like Jesus Story).It was warm again so we went back outside this week and played with the sidewalk chalk, which he loves…
And, the next day we took out the Do-A-Dot Rainbow Art Set (Set of 6)! I was nervous about this one, but it went really well! K absolutely LOVED it! This is probably one of the best Tot School activities we have done! He was SO into it!He doesn’t really like getting messy but this didn’t seem to phase him, as he counted them!

This week K cooked again, this time helping Kirsten make his very favorite peanut butter balls! He did really well waiting to eat them!Then he finally just dove right in!And the finale of the week was a special art project…painting a birdhouse! I wasn’t so sure he would even be interested, but man he was! He did such a great job and I know it is a treasure I will keep for many years to come!

If you’d like to see more Tot School posts, click here. And, be sure to check out the Tot School webpage for more ideas and links. And if you have a tot at home, join in the fun and share what you’re doing with your tot! Here’s how to get started if you’re new…

What are you doing for Tot School lately? Let’s define a “tot” as an 1-3 year old. I would say anything before a formal Pre-K curriculum. You know, the stuff we do with our little ones to provide opportunities to develop their love of learning and maybe teach them a few things. If you have any ideas you’d like to share, link up your exact post to Mr Linky (if you have questions about how to do that, let me know in a comment or email). Provide a link back somewhere in your post to this post so your readers can see other ideas too!


I am so tired of the cold weather. I try really hard to have a positive attitude, but recently I have failed with that attempt. Finally, it was warm today, lower 60s but wonderful! I gave P an easy school day and he actually did most of his schoolwork outside! His paper was glaring, so he borrowed my sunglasses!
We both really enjoyed being outdoors today, I am praying for warmer weather to get here and stay here!

Don’t forget, the Give a Little Bit contest will end tomorrow (Sunday April 6) evening! Get your comment in if you’d like a chance to win!

Give a little bit ~ #1

It’s time! Welcome to our very first “give a little bit!” We are excited to get started and really hope you enjoy and are inspired by these giveaways! If you didn’t see my first post about this you can read it here.

For our first giveaway, we are giving away the signature item from Little Bits, a Tiny Bit blankee! This time it will be for a girl, we will not be showing you a specific photo, but it will be designed for a girl and the winner will be surprised!
Here’s the rules for the first giveaway…
  • Visit the Little Bits website and look through the fabrics and tell in your comment what fabric you *hope* the Tiny Bit will be made out of if you win! No guarantees, but it doesn’t hurt to ask and we’d love to know which fabrics (or fabric combos) you like!
  • Leave a comment for your official entry and on Sunday, April 6 I will announce the winner, which will be chosen randomly from the numbers of the comments.
  • You may only enter once.
  • If you’d like to help us spread the word, write a post on your blog, use the graphic if you want, and provide a link back to this post to encourage your readers to jump over and enter if it’s a Bit they might like to win!
  • Provide a valid email address in your comment, or make sure I can get to it from your blog if you’re a blogger (you do not have to have a blog to win). Or you can email it to me if you’re more comfortable with that!
  • I will post the winner on April 6, if I don’t hear from the winner within 4 days I will choose another winner.
  • We only provide free shipping within the USA. If you are out of the US and would like to enter, that’s fine, you’ll just need to pay for shipping!
  • We’re new to this giveaway stuff so if I am missing something and you have a question, let me know!

Jump over the the sidebar and find the poll for the next giveaway! Vote for what you hope we giveaway next! You can learn more about the options: Messy Bit Bib, Itty Bitty Ball.

Contest Officially Closed…check back soon for the next giveaway!
Congratulations School in R Home, chose #2 as the winner!! You are the winner of the Tiny Bit for a girl! Email me : 1plus1plus1equals1ATgmailDOTcom and give me your address so we can get your prize in the mail!

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