Sunday, July 31, 2011

Oh, this old thing?

 The kids were excited to find a freshly shed snake skin on a bush yesterday. J wanted to hold it, and feel the texture, H was more interested in looking at it without touching. They were both very intrigued by the area where the eyes had been. The top of the jaw was a bit curled, but luckily it was fresh enough that we could uncurl it and see the whole head.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Lots of writing practice happening around here. This is from last week. H's folder is blue, J's is red. The kids were asking for help writing, so we worked on some pre-writing shapes. After we did this together, they continued on their own for a while. It's interesting to see how differently their papers are organized. H's is very orderly and purposeful, while J's is more chaotic.

Monday, July 25, 2011


J wanted to make sure that everyone who looked at her drawing knew that the egg was where Surprise came from. She asked me how to spell Surprise, and did a pretty good job writing it.