Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Back at it...

We're all getting back into the swing of things after a long, relaxing holiday week at home. The beginning of last week was busy, full of cooking and cleaning in preparation for Thanksgiving. After the holiday we basically vegged out for the rest of the week and weekend. It was nice to take a break from our normal busy schedule! We didn't have school, soccer practice, or any other extracurricular activities all week long. Daddy had 5 whole days at home with us, which we enjoyed thoroughly! 

Soccer practice started again on Monday night and the girls were happy to be back. K, in particular. She LOVES soccer. She says that she wants to play "even when (she's) an adult!" This is the first year of playing for both girls and they have really enjoyed it. The season is wrapping up, and C's team is undefeated! They will get to play in a tournament in mid-December with the other top teams. K's (under 6) team has racked up a few losses, but they play really well and have learned a lot.
K...her shoes are always coming undone!
 I think I'll actually miss soccer when it's over for the season. Sure, it gets stressful running around from practice to practice and coordinating which parent goes to which kid's game, but we've had a lot of fun watching the girls enjoy a sport so much. They have both played t-ball in years past, but they seem to have more fun playing soccer.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Space Girl

K is in first grade and has been having a little bit of trouble with proper spacing when she's writing her daily sentences.

I created this "Space Girl" stick for her to place after each word to ensure that she is spacing properly. The craft stick I used is a fairly large one. I'm going to have her use this for a few weeks until she's getting the concept, then I'll make a thinner stick. This isn't a new concept, I've seen teachers use it in the past. I knew K would love the illustration and I was right, it is right up her alley!

I found a clip art astronaut girl online, shrunk it down, printed it, laminated it, and glued it to the craft stick. Super simple!

It's working well so far and she thinks it is awesome.