Sunday, July 26, 2009
Our first book, The Twits, is now one of Olivia's favorites. She loved hearing of the tricks and pranks that were being played. When she stands on her head she says she is Mugglewump...and I tell her she better be careful she doesn't get the shrinks!!
The book we are reading now is The BFG. We've read past the Whizpzoppers chapter...boy, the girls loved that one!!!
Olivia went to the Build & Grow workshop at Lowe's while Georgia was at a nature class about creek studies. Unfortunately for Georgia, it rained most of the time and her class was only able to be outside for a short while. No wading in the creek that class...they learned about creek life from inside the nature center.
The Build & Grow project that week was building a treasure chest. It has a lock on the outside and a false bottom in the inside, too. Olivia made hers at Lowe's and we were able to bring a kit home for Georgia to do after her class. It was the hardest one we had to do so far. A lot of the kids were putting the wrong parts on, even with adult helpers. Georgia did not want any help...she wanted to figure it out herself. And she did great!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The girls have been caring for the tomatoes...
and snacking on ones that are ready.
They've been having fun with water guns, cooling each other down or shooting at targets they drew with chalk.
You can see the nest on the left. The adult spider will hide in there occasionally. You can also see the little spider babies...the little black dots. The second adult spider is under the lid. It has been very fascinating.
Another creature they caught is the black field cricket. We are thinking he may be too big for our spider friends to eat.