Thursday, December 24, 2009


The Lizard King is safely in Afghanistan. Princess and I are getting back into our routine. The house is a wreck, but I'm slowly getting things in order.

We have spent the last few days reading winter stories, doing winter worksheets, projects and learning a bit, too.

We made a real crystal snowflake using these instructions.

We read the Ukranian Folktale, The Mitten in this little book we found on the Enchanted Learning website.

We colored a mitten and animals found on the website, too so that we could act out the story ourselves.

I turned our Math-U-See workbook into Winter math with some snowflake stamps. We really like Math-U-See. The math worksheets I found online were simply math problems with snowflakes on the page. This just seemed more fun.

We've done crossword puzzles, played Tic-Tac-Snow, found our way through a maze, a picture hunt, we read The Snowy Day and this activity to go with it. We read Winter Waits and It's Winter. And who doesn't love to color a winter picture?!

We are turning this exploration into a lapbook. I'll be sure to share the photos once we're done.

Happy Winter everyone!


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Looks like fun. That snow flake is awesome.

Zayna said...

That's great! We're going to try the snowflake project, that's just so cool.

Great ideas for activities to celebrate winter.

Shady Lady said...

Hey SMT & Zayna! The snowflake project is really cool. Keep in mind that the snowflake comes out bigger than it went in. We had a tiny challenge removing it the next day. Find the widest mouth jar you've got!

5orangepotatoes said...

LK is back in the A zone huh? How long does he have to be there. I know you told us, is it a year? Positive light and energy to you Shady.


Shady Lady said...

Lisa, thank you so much for the good wishes. :) LK will be in Afghanistan through September, other than the few times he comes home on leave. He will be home just in time for Princess' 7th birthday. I was relieved about that. He missed one birthday. I never want him to miss another one.