Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer Movie Nights

Thanks to all the hard working Main Street Ottumwa volunteers who put this on! 
(I should know, I'm one of them)
 This summer has been hot- serving concessions has not been easy in this heat! 

 My son enjoying his flavored ice- at $0.50 a cup, you can't beat it! 

The movie was The Cat in the Hat, 
Click on the link to see the poster design I did.

Want to come? Afraid you missed out? One more movie showing- next Saturday night! 
The movie is a classic: E.T.
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 8:30pm or dusk- Free
Yes, I designed the poster for that one. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Letter E is for Elephant

Our letter of this week is Letter E, and I scoured the internet looking for other great mommy-blogs who have made letter E packs and activities for their kids. I just love 1+1+1=1, don't you?
But I couldn't find what I needed, or it all related to Easter, which is fine, but why do I always have to have my child study these letters when it's nowhere near Easter-time?
So I made my own.


Elephant 2
My son has to know how to write the letter 'e' because it's in his name. At the end, and granted he only knows the first 2 letters of his long name (it's 11 letters long), but we are getting there.

Our other object we are studying is 'eggs' for this week. I love the ideas that Mom to 2 Posh Little Divas has over on her blog to do with Easter eggs. Who says I can't pull them out to use them as a learning tool? Great ideas!

We played a game with the letters, matching them and finding the big letter and the small letter. Some of the eggs were the same colors and made it easy, but a few of them were mixed, which made it hard for him to figure out. I also made him find the letters on the ABC Chart. We took turns, but I was still able to help him learn the letters by helping me find mine on the chart. I put the eggs in an empty Tide Pods container and kept it with all of our homeschooling supplies and games. We'll play this game again!

Here's a photo of my son at a wedding we went to this weekend! He's so handsome!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday- Smokey Row

Just because sometimes you have to have nothing but ice cream for lunch in the summer! 

2 scoops- Mint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Fudge