Friday, November 6, 2009

Preschool Corner: Halloween Monsters


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Okay, so Halloween was a week ago, but like I've said before, for my sanity I post about a week after we've done stuff. Unless I'm on vacation, then I post what we're doing that day.

Reading

We didn't do super a lot because I was working like a mad woman to get their costumes done.. But we read lots of books, and we talked some about beginning letter sounds and played our sight words game again.

You know, I was looking through my pictures and I can't find a single picture of us reading this week.

Math

We continued to do math problems with our Halloween guy counters. I still get requests to do this.

Science

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We discovered that pumpkins do float, and they splash quite satisfyingly when dropped.

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That liquid colors mix together to make new colors, and if you add enough color it becomes brown. And it's a rather yucky looking brown, not a nice looking brown.


Life School

Here's where most of our learning took place this week.

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They practiced fine motor skills by shoveling pumpkin seeds back into the pumpkin's mouth as fast as I could scoop the nasty stuff out.

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We learned manners. That you HAVE to say thank you, and that you can't run on other people's lawns. I'm so mean.

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There's no learning skill here, I just like this picture. Don't they look handsome, with their matching bandaids? Oh, and I"m happy to anounce that all 3 of my kids no longer have head wounds, instead they now have scars.

Almost a month ER free.

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We went to a local Halloween festival. I highly recommend checking your local city website at holidays to see if they have anything like this scheduled, we've been to a couple of these types of things and they're always fun and usually either free or low cost.

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Everybody helped get ready for visiting grandparents. Here they're using a dish of warm soapy water to clean the counters. This is the cleanest the counters have been in months (as in free of clutter, I clean them fairly regularly because, well 5 people, that just makes things get dirty).

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Mopping the floors, of course afterwards the floor is always very wet. Put, that's the price I pay for having my kids help me with chores. It's a price I'm willing to pay. Now if only they could clean toilets........

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So........ I bought a big huge thing of toilet paper from Target, actually I bought two because that's what I had to do for the sale. The kids helped deliver some of the toilet paper to the right bathrooms. Then they started playing. At one point, they had made a fort with the packages. I walk in and here's the new game: stack the packages and then throw the doll at it to knock it over. Yeah.......

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I have this dilemma, on the one hand, I don't want them hiding in the clothes racks. It knocks clothes off, they have a tendency to then run as they're playing games. So, I don't want that. But, shots like this do crack me up.

And I"m so disappointed, I had a super cute picture of the boys escorting Princess back to me from one of the times wandering off, but it's too blurry to be usable. I really love how they've taken the big brother job seriously and make sure she is taken care of and keeps up with us.
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