Thursday, August 23, 2007

Post #101

I can't believe I've done 101 posts since I started this blog at my 31st birthday!

Anyway, the "My Body" week is all planned out. We are doing school Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

Complete booklist:
Seven Times the Sun
A Child's Seasonal Treasury
The Carrot Seed
Children, Clay, and Sculpture
From Head to Toe

Day One
A Child's Seasonal Treasury:
Movement Game, page 16
Ten Fingers, page 19
Can You?, page 15

introduce Miss Mousie
housework: clean up downstairs living room (school space)

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

hang up sunflower growth chart, mark heights

trace hands outside, play with sidewalk chalk

Day Two
A Child's Seasonal Treasury:
Can You?, page 15
I Have, page 15
Two Little Blackbirds, page 20
Do You?, page 15

walk on balance beam with beanbags (throwing, catching, balancing on head)

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

plant a carrot seed, place by growth chart
check - are you the same height that you were yesterday?

farm visit

Day Three
A Child's Seasonal Treasury:
Do You?, page 15
My Hands, page 19
If, page 16

go outside and play in the mud - make footprints, elbow prints, and so on
OR use clay (depending on how sick Leah is)

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

sing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

take a bath - bathtub finger paint

This recipe is from Family Fun magazine:
To make the paint, dissolve one envelope of unflavored instant gelatin in 1/4 cup hot water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Combine 1/2 cup cornstarch, 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 3/4 cups cold water in a saucepan, and stir until cloudy and smooth. Cook the cornstarch mixture over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until thick. Reduce heat, add the gelatin mixture and 1/4 cup mild, liquid dishwashing soap, and stir until smooth. Let cool.

Divide equal parts of the mixture into small bowls. Add several drops of different food coloring to each (light colors are easier to clean). Store the paints in airtight jars.

Entice your kids to take a bath by letting them finger paint the sides of the tub. The paint contains soap, so it dissolves in water. (Test first to be sure brighter paints won't leave a residue in the tub; most come clean with a powdered cleanser.)

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