Monday, October 26, 2009

Are you ready for some football crafts?

Before I get started on filling you in on our newest craft project, I thought I'd update on the little boy's test grade. He had a 260 question test and received a grade of 77%. That's a terrific grade, considering there was a lot of stuff on the test that hasn't been covered in our curriculum as of yet. Also, I did mark him wrong for the questions he just didn't answer. (He was giving me a bit of a hard time.) We don't like "grades" at Suaemoc,'s just to see if the kiddos are up to par. ;)

Now, to fill you in on our newest endeavor...

Football Team Placemats!
(When ours are finished, we'll post some pictures.)
Materials Needed:
Construction Paper
Clear Contact Paper

Cut 10 strips of construction paper [blue/red for the Patriots ;)], each should be approximately 2 inches thick and 24 inches long. Lay them down side by side and secure the tops with a piece of tape.
Cut 12 strips of paper, whichever color you want (again blue or red! LOL), each should be approximately 2 inches wide by 22 inches long. You will use these pieces to weave through your taped pieces.
Weave each piece through the taped pieces until you get your completed placemat.
Once your placemat is done, find the matching graphic for your favorite team, print it out, or cut graphics out of a magazine, and glue onto your placemat. Once you get the design the way you want to, cover both sides with clear contact paper and it will last for a long, long time!


If you decide to make some, too ~ won't you share them with us?? :D

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Home IS Cool!

Mid-October already. Hard to believe!

Everyone's settled in to the home school routine. We still have some days that are more smooth than others, but that's the way it is for all classrooms. It doesn't bring us down or dampen our home school spirit! ;)

'Suaemoc' has been adopted as our home school 'name.' We think it's a good fit for us ~ in more ways than one! :D

At the moment, our classroom is torn apart and ready to be moved. That doesn't mean that education has stopped! We're getting by ~ working in the living room on television trays next to stacks of workbooks and other materials. It will be exciting to have our *new and improved* classroom in our new home. Can't wait to see what adventures lie ahead!

The inquisitive students have been taking on a variety of projects and have really been showing their crafty sides. It's been wonderful to see their imagination going wild! Their work in all areas has really proven that without limitations, these two have impressive little minds. <3

They were given an 'across the curriculum' test packet today. Both worked extremely hard. While the little boy has yet to get his test packet completed, little miss finished hers and did an excellent job. She had 366 questions ~ that's alot! ~ and received a 'grade' of 82%. There was quite a bit that has yet to be covered, but by applying logic and working things out, both kids have shown their academic talent. I hope to have the little boy's 'grade' tomorrow. ;)