Archive | January, 2019

Pinterest Thursday-Science Projects

31 Jan

One of the new things I purchased during the last Teachers Pay Teachers sale, was a set of Kindergarten science experiments-several for each month of the year.

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I love that it includes simple supplies, lots of pictures, and even the science behind the experiments-nice and easy, and just what I needed.
The Hubby had some time off last week, and he did two of the January experiments with the boys. They learned how liquids dissolve-first using hot chocolate, and then melting these cute little snowmen.

Fun, easy science, and we’re looking forward to doing more experiments in the future!

Wednesday Words

30 Jan
Endless supply

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Hobby Lobby Haul

29 Jan

I have been anxiously awaiting Hobby Lobby’s annual clearance sale, and I hit it just right-as in, the gal was marking things down as I got there.
I picked up some really great deals, and thought I would share what I ended up purchasing.
Here is what I got for the kids:

And for me:

Some great deals, and some new things to play with-yay! 🙂

Card Monday-Watercolor Card

28 Jan

One of my goals for this year is to use more of my mixed media supplies.
For this card, I broke out my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints, and created a wintery background. I added some glittery snow and snowflakes, and this cute little snowman from Paper Smooches.
Here is the card:

I am entering this card into the Anything Goes challenge at Paper Smooches.

Book Review-Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride

27 Jan

Fast Enough: Bessie Stringfield’s First Ride is a children’s fiction book written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill.

Summary: Bessie has been told she is not good enough. She is not pretty enough. She is not tough enough. And she’s definitely not fast enough.

But Bessie doesn’t let that stop her-and she proves she is fast enough after all.

My Thoughts: I thought this was a wonderful story. The theme is one of determination and persevering-no matter what others say about you. This is a message that every child (and most adults) need to hear.

I truly loved the beautiful illustrations-rich colors, and tons of details that just beg you to look deeper and soak in the scenery.

I also enjoyed the imagined history of what Bessie Stringfield’s childhood could have been like, and all of the historical notes of what she accomplished when she became an adult-so fascinating.

This is the kind of book to have laying around your house for the kids to pick up, or to read to them at bedtime to instill into them that they CAN, and that they ARE better than good enough.

One caveat-the book is listed for ages 4-8, but it could easily have been listed for ages 3-12. The illustrations will draw in the youngest of kids, and the history will be interesting for the older kids as well.

I would like to thank Diamond Book Distributors for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review-thank you!

*This book is being released on February 5, 2019.