Look! It's a craft for children! Not an innovative craft, but it's been a while so I'll be proud of it just the same. I've been reworking my dining room and groaned inwardly when I thought of that big basket of broken crayons. A quick and necessary trip to JoAnn's and we are all set for Valentine's Day.
We grouped them by color families which was a nice way to discuss complimentary colors and recycling. But I'm not going to make this more than what it is. It was a way for me to get rid of some stuff. I've done this with children before and I heartily recommend a separate mold for crafting because no one wants crayola flavored muffins. The Wilton molds are on sale at JoAnn's right now. This mold ran us about $8.00 which isn't bad as crafts (and gifts!) go. The children had a lot fun and that felt great. I've not been particularly conscientious about providing art projects for them lately. I did stock up on watercolor paper and we hope to begin our Friday nature study again. This week: mistletoe!
Ha! This photo is not black and white. It's just that dreary here. We'll go hunting for more later when it warms up. Other notes from the school room...
For my six year old... aggressive repetition with the early readers. He's reading but not fluidly and not progressing in an even manner. So we read and read and read and read and read. It's really not a bad way to spend the day.
For my ten year old... She's reading Herodotus and the Road to History. We read the Archimedes book last year. These are nice supplements. I think I need to add Writing Strands or something. She wrote her first proper book report in December and it was hilarious. God help her, she has to learn to write from ME. Everyone is worried about teaching advanced mathematical concepts but it's the commas that concern me. If you have any program recommendations, please leave them in the comments. I need all the help I can get.