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Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Staple in Any Girls Wardrobe

... is a pair of Leopard Print Ballet Flats.  

You just have to get them.  They dress up and add style to any outfit.  You can find a pair in almost any shoe store you go to.  They come in so many different styles.  

Some with bows, 
some with buckles, 
some with patent leather toes.  

Target has them for such a great deal ($14.99) you just can't pass them up.  Do you own a pair of leopard ballet flats?  

If not, 
Run Run as fast as you can.... 

Shirt, Old Navy
Boyfriend Jeans, American Eagle
Ballet Flats, Target

Chambray Shirt, Rugby
Sweater, TJ Maxx
Skinny Jeans, Target
Ballet Flats, Target
Necklace, Simple Addiction
Bracelet, Alloy
Michael Kors Watch, Gift 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snow Paint Fun

So right now we are in the process of planning/preparing lessons and activities for January when we get back from our Winter vacation. I just came across this great idea from Mom Endeavors. She has a recipe for making Snow Paint. All it takes is equal parts glue & shaving cream (which we will get at the 99cents store). The kids spread it all over a shape of their choosing (snowflakes, snowmen) and it dries puffy!

Snow Paint from Mom Endeavors

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gingerbread Man Ornaments

We found this great site with a recipe for a quick drying salt dough recipe from Rainy Day Mum.

To go along with our Gingerbread Man Literature Study, we decided to have the kids make their own Gingerbread Man ornaments using the salt dough. Instead of white we used wheat flour which made the salt dough a light brown. Rolled it out and sprinkled some cinnamon to make it smell yummy. The kids used a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out a shape, and added cloves for the eyes & nose. A straw was used to make a hole in the top.
We're not sure if it is because we used wheat, but the cooking time was about 2 1/2 minutes in the microwave. 

Gingerbread Man Ornaments

Monday, December 3, 2012

Globes and Maps

This week we are teaching the students about globes and maps in social studies in conjunction with our discussion of folktales around the world. 
Here is a great site that shows the difference between a globe and a map. Students get to watch a 3D globe turn into a  2D map. The visual really helps the students to understand the similarities and differences between the two.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Stripes and More Stripes

How does Sunday always come around again so soon?  It feels like just yesterday we were posting our favorite outfits from last week.  Time just flies by when you are having fun in kindergarten. 

You know that old saying that when you are around someone long enough you start to dress like them?  Well, we're not sure if that is actually a quote but that is what has been happening to the two of us lately.  Certainly you all have a friend who you hang out with enough that you realize your outfits coordinate even if you don't plan it.  Our favorite outfits this week are all about stripes.  Stripes just make an outfit that much better.  At least we think so.  So the next time you are out shopping pick yourself up a striped shirt and you won't be disappointed.

Shirt, Old Navy
Sweater, Kirna Zabete for Target
Jeans, Gap
Necklace, Forever 21(similar)
 Booties, Famous Footwear

Shirt, Rugby
Sweater, Loft
Skirt, Target
Tights,  Forever 21
Boots, Naturalizer via Marshalls
Necklace, Forever 21(similar)
Michael Kors Watch, Gift