Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Makes me happy

My sister sent me this for my birthday this year and I. Simply. Love. It.  I can remember sitting in my living room playing on these when I was 3.  It's now in my office and sometimes I let me own children play with it.  It's hard to share sometimes.  


Saturday, March 21, 2015

A second grade room

While visiting a school, I snapped some pics of the reading and writing center.  The writing on had supplies, the PVC pipe phones and three laptop computers.  The reading center was next to a window with a futon mattress.  The kids loved that area!  If it was me, I'd add a mattress cover to be able to take home and wash now and then.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015


All you Montessori teachers will appreciate this.  I found this attempt at putting on his own socks today a great example of his independence even though one was a short ankle sock and one was knee length.  He got a few things right with the color and the pumpkin designs.  He wore it all day proudly... with only a diaper on.  


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Online silliness

Here's what it looks like when we are asked to break into groups at class.  Dave was sitting right next to me, but we like to connect online instead because we are fancy like that.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

State Reports

My daughter had to complete a state report display board for the school to walk through.  I thought it turned out quite nice.  She sketched and then sculpted the landforms of the state of Utah and then made it multi-sensory by rubbing car air fresheners on it according to the region.  The lavender fields smelled of lavender.  The mountains smelled of pine.  The lakes smelled like clean ocean water (it's salt lake after all!)  She got an A and our house smelled like a taxi cab for days.