|Listening to directions from Miss Shannan|
Sarah is happy, she knows we will try to release this bird, Chirpie, back into the wild, but she is happy to be a birdie caretaker right now.
How about a little blue plate special? Just in case you wonder what a wild and crazy homeschool family might do for lunch, here is a picture of some of our typical lunch time meals. Today I once again attempted ants on a log, and once again the celery was ate clean of its contents, but left otherwise intact. Sarah still, despite begging for celery at the store, will not eat it unless cooked in chicken noodle soup.
We also had some fun here at home. We made tin can wind chimes and plastic bead sun catchers. Of course we also spent some time as a pirate princess.
- one bag of plastic beads.
The special beads I got for Fourth of July sun catchers didn't melt as well as the bigger rounder beads that we bought a big mixture of at Joann's. I used my 40% off coupon to buy the beads. Just keep this in mind. I think they would make great "medals" for kids if you did them in solid colors and used a cupcake pan and ribbion rather than fishing line and hung them around necks rather than hooks on the front porch. The beads go a lot further than one might think. I see a wonderful gift in the making for Aunts and Grandma's. You could even attach magnets to the backs of small ones and have magnets. I think next I will experiment with Sarah and doing shapes we can shape them into, like soap dishes and the like.
After they baked for appx. 20 minutes I let them cool and then took a drill bit (a very small one) and drilled a hole in the "sun catcher" and we hung them outside.
Then we also made Tin Can wind chimes. Sarah had already painted the cans for another project and we just drilled holes and used fishing lines to string.
It should be noted that each of these projects will need varying degrees of parent involvement, based upon each child's abilities.
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Gentle friends, how was your week? What kind of lunches do you make? Are they generally hot or cold?