Friday, April 13, 2012

busy school week

We were busy bees this week with school.  We are just chugging along and doing pretty well.  We have some hiccups here and there.  And, sometimes it seems the girls are more interested one day verses the next.  But, I guess that just comes along with the territory.

I have lots of pictures from this week.  We did a few art projects and a science project.  Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of our science project.  But, here is a link to what we did.  The girls found the chemical reaction of colored vinegar and baking soda to be more than fascinating.  I need to find some baking soda in bulk!

Here we are using a worksheet that my dear cousin Monica sent us.  Thanks, Monica!  They had to match up the lowercase letter with the uppercase letter.  They did fairly well.  We are still having a challenge with the letters "b" and "d".  They keep trying, though.

The crowns on their heads they cut out.  They cut out the main piece and two strips.  We taped them all together and the project was a hit!  They wore those things the rest of the night.  The activity they are working on is pasting.  They had to paste 9 pieces and they had to keep count.  Somewhat of a challenge for my wild Emily!  But, she hangs in there.

Here was one of our art projects.  We did fingerprint drawings.  I found the link on Pinterest.  They had fun and were able to make a few of the fingerprint animals.

Here is a little car that Bella did.  I thought it was pretty cute!

Here is a scan (even if it is a horrible scan) of what all Bella ended up doing.  She had a "boo boo" on her finger so she didn't want to do much more.

Emily did a bunch of random fingerprints.  I think she was intending on making them into balloons, but got distracted and didn't draw on the strings.  But, she did do a caterpillar.  The littler caterpillar towards the bottom is mine.  Sometimes you have to give her a stong example of what to do.

Then we got out the wooden sticks and glue.  They were just building houses, shapes, and we ended up making a few boxes to hold little goodies.

We have been working often on handwriting.  Here is a front and back of Bella's practicing.  She is doing pretty darn well. She is a perfectionist so it isn't as easy for her to not get the letters spot on.  That is a work in progress.  Just look past all the check marks.  Bella thought it was fun to put check marks on hers and Emily's papers.

Emily, on the other hand, she is a wild spirit and is just gung-ho with everything.  The only problem with her is she loses interest a lot sooner than Bella.  So, I have to keep her on track. 

Hope you enjoyed a little view into our school week.


Anonymous said...

Omg! They are learning so much!You are such a great mom, and educator.Valarie, I don't see your email.. I needed to ask you something, but I understand if it is now private..thanks,Erika. :)

Valarie Ramirez said...

Thanks, Erika!

My email should have been listed under my profile. But, if it isn't, my email address is:

I'm the Mami said...

Look at all these great projects! Such great ideas, will definately be filing them away for the future.

Back stateside I bought baking soda at costco/sams club. Not sure if you know anyone with a membership here (or if there is one near you) but at the rate I was using it , it was worth the trip :)

Valarie Ramirez said...

I know you haven't been following my blog for that long, but I am obsessed with both Sam's and Costco! I have a membership to both places! We go to the ones in Aguascalientes, which is about 1.5 hours from here. I LOVE buying in bulk! I'm pretty sure I could get some there! Thanks for mentioning it.

Anonymous said...

Costco?There is a brand new store in the area,and I thought of you when I was there , b/c I remembered you mentioned it inone of your posts.I'am such a copycat,I went and got one of those kitchen aid sink colander that I saw in another one of your posts :)
Thanks for your e-mail reply!You are so sweet!Erika8)