Week 6 training begins today and now comes the really important part. What shall I wear for my first race. It is at night, and it is a glow race. Here is what I'm considering. Well, maybe not all of them.
I'm sure it was inevitable, and I'm sure at sometime I did it to. I know my husband did. I have tried to keep the scissors away from my youngest without supervision. But the other day, he said he needed a pair for school. So, being the mom I am of course I sent him with a pair. He left them in his backpack. And yesterday when he climbed out of my car he, cut his pants and hair. When I asked him why he cut his hair, he informed me, "He just wanted to be bald."
I have decided to not fix it for a few days let him learn a little lesson.
Decorative lanterns are part
of the Chinese New Year season. Have youngsters make these fancy
lanterns to hang around the classroom!
12" x 18" yellow construction paper
Cut a 2" x 18" strip from the paper to use as a handle for the lantern.
Use the red crayon to draw a Chinese New Year picture on the paper.
Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Then, starting from the folded
side of the paper, cut several slits. (Unfold the paper, roll it into a
cylinder, and staple the edges together. Staple the handle to the top of
Crumple a piece of cellophane and stuff it in the center of the lantern.
Mixing flour with paint gives this cookie painting a realistic texture!
white construction paper circle
small brown construction paper triangles (chocolate chips)
brown tempera paint
Mix a half cup of flour with one cup of paint.
Paint the circle. Let the paint dry.
Glue several chocolate chips onto the circle to resemble a cookie.
Students are sure to leap for this cute card collector! Ask your cafeteria director to save some of the large cans for you.
Materials for each student:
large, empty coffee can (or a gallon-vegetable or fruit can)
foot and arm templates (see print link)
3 sheets of green construction paper
strip of green bulletin board paper
construction paper scraps (red, white, pink)
Wrap the bulletin board paper around the can and glue it in place. Fold any paper taller than the can over the top rim.
On green construction paper, trace each foot and arm template twice; then cut out the shapes.
To create the legs, fold another sheet of green construction paper
in half and cut out a half-heart shape along the open side. Glue one
foot on the pointed end of each leg; then glue the legs to the back of
Accordion-fold the base of each arm; glue the arms on the front of the can.
Cut out and personalize a red paper heart. Glue it on the front of the can.
Trim two white circles and draw a black dot on each one to make
eyes. Glue each eye onto a slightly larger green circle before gluing
both eyes on a large green circle (head). Draw a nose and mouth, then
glue the head on the can. Use paper scraps to add other decorations as
Today was my birthday and I got to enjoy my day the way I wanted. Well, almost. I did have to do some laundry. I enjoyed completing it at my sister's because my washer is broke, and she has cable. I don't. Perfectly good trashy t.v. shows. How much fun it was.
A fantastic experience this weekend at the runner's den. My mom, sister and I enjoyed the process of buying new running shoes. The guy was very helpful and I have a perfect pair of shoes that fit my feet, provide just the right amount of support and feel like I'm running on air. So, excited.
Gaining momentum for the week, I only find myself feeling rundown. Not a good way to start. Need a Monday madness cure. My kids struggle to wake up, I can't get organized and have to come back in my house three or four times to get things I have forgotten and then I always find when I get to work I have left something behind. UGH! Need to wake up earlier. Organize the night before and start my week off right.