Tuesday, August 17, 2010

easy breakfast

Tortillas make such fast easy breakfasts:

We use rice tortillas for Braden since he has to have gluten free. I also keep regular ones.

One tortilla breakfast we make is spread peanut butter on the tortilla and then sprinkle granola over it and roll up sometimes I drizzle honey before I roll them up.

Sometimes I use peanut butter and bananas or just peanut butter and honey or jelly

You can do cheese.

Sometimes I will use veggie cream cheese and some grated carrots and cucumbers.

So versitile and easy to eat on the go!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Practicing Spelling Words

I have posted some of these ideas before but I have added more too.

My kids love to practic their spelling words! Love it! We try to make fun and have a list of activities and things that we change around each week to practice that weeks words:

* Write them, but not just on paper we use Brittney's doodle bear and Braden has a doodle monster that are often covered in new words (just throw them in the washer for the next weeks words).
* Use washable markers on a white pillow case just changing up where they write their words helps.
* Write them using window markers by crayola and they can write on the glass door front or back (it just takes a windex wipe to clean it off quickly). They can write them on their bedroom windows.
* Write the words with a marker on 3 x 5 cards then cut them apart, let the kids put them back together.
* Pour salt on a cookie sheet and spell out the words in the salt.
* Use magnets to spell words on the washer, refrigerator, etc.
* Make a cheer spelling out your words
* Make a word find puzzle
* Print each spelling word then draw around each word. Study the shape of each word.
* Type the words on the computer and print them out.
* Use shaving cream on a cookie sheet to write words in.
* Shuffle word cards. Write each word on a 3 x 5 cut each card in half or into syllables. Shuffle the pieces then match each half.
* Write words on the sidewalk with chalk.
* Write silly sentences using spelling words.
* Play super kid. Use 3 x 5 cards with the letters for Super Kid have child take a turn spelling word if gets it right gets a letter to spell out Super Kid
* Make a graffiti poster using lots of colors markers, construction paper spelling out the words
* Tape yourself saying your words and spelling them. Then play the tape back.
* Use paint to paint words, or dot paint.
* Use letter beads to string letters on a string to spell each word.
* Finger paint words.
* Make the words out of playdough.
* Glitter words - write each of your study words with a glue stick or glue pen then sprinkle glitter on the glue.
* Mark the vowels in the words. Mark short vowels and long vowels and cross out any silent letters.
* Write a story using your words.
* Play hangman on a big white board.
* Play Mother May I spelling. I stand at one end of the hall they start at the other. They only get to take a step forward if they spell the word I give them correctly.
* Spelling baseball, set up bases in the living room and to get to each base they have to spell their word correctly.

We do write them on paper but I always try to put a fun activitiy with it. They may write their words 4 times and then we play baseball. Sometimes they will write their words on the front door or doodle bear then sit and do a word search.

Repetitiveness helps them learn but adding in the fun helps them enjoy the learning.

Monday, August 09, 2010


This year we are learning all about electricity. A fun thing I have found is a called a Brain Box. I tried finding them online but couldn't find exactly the same thing. We got ours at Hobby Lobby for $20. You can do over 150 experiments. Learning how circuits work, magnets, etc.

Monday, August 02, 2010

First Day of School - 2010

We are starting school today. Mostly because we quit very early because of vacation. So time to get back to it. Few pics of the school room and the kids first day. I have found some fun extras that I will share later that would work for home school or just adding fun learning in with school.