Skip to main content

Playdoh and Polar Bears....fun at school today!

Woke up this morning to only 7 inches of snow, when they predicted a lot more. Oh well, take what we can get!  So NO SNOW day for us today, unlike the public schools in our town that had the day off due to snow.  We had a great day at school today!  


Started off with all three kids getting out all the Playdoh stuff we have!  That is A LOT!  They created all kinds of concoctions!  Had a great time and best of all did it together with no fighting! 








After lunch (and about 3 pounds of Playdoh pieces on the floor later)...we got down to our Polar Bear studies!

We have been studying these Sea Bears all month so far and will continue throughout the month.  It's amazing what we can all learn, when we do it together!

I found the most fantastic site for materials for FREE!   www.polarbearinternational.org
They have pictures, videos, games, print outs, tests and more!  LOVE IT!

We played a great Polar Bear board game that I printed off from the above mentioned site. Zachary also started reading his 1st ever real chapter book....The Magic Tree House - Polar Bears Past Bedtime.   I will be honest, I am not that familiar with The Magic Tree House Series, but so far (Chapter 1) seems great!


The bird whistle and purple bubble container were the kids' pieces they moved...lol...got them from the junk drawer..lol

They really liked the game.


Great book, so far!

Our next task was to take the bucket that we put on our back deck and measure the snow fall from last night's storm.  We are in the middle of learning measurements for the 1st quarter 2011.  So much in that category to learn! 


Picture of our front yard...can't see the road...we have woods in the front leading down to the road...longish driveway. Nice out!


The lonely Home Depot Orange bucket sits and waits for us to measure it's contents!


Stick the ruler in...


TaDa...7 inches of snow fall (We are in southern NY state) last night. 

We recorded it in our January (Months folder) under the date and how many inches.   

So all in all a great day of school.....tomorrow and Friday we have friends from out of town coming to visit...school tomorrow morning and then off on Friday!  YEAH!

Whatcha up to today?


Comments

Lindsay said…
Sounds like a wonderful day at school! I wish we would get a good now here in VA.. seems to be missing us all around this year.. last year we had so much snow we didn't know what to do with it! That polar bear website was an awesome find!
musicalmary said…
I really love the Magic Treehouse Book. My six year old enjoys them so much, and my nine year old still loves to listen to them as well. Lots of great stuff out there about Polar Bears. Thx for the links!
Caroline said…
The whole magic tree house series is great! Liam is reading them now! We had a day of snow play, bread making with measurements, kneading etc. and reading as well, hope to see you Monday!
wow thats a lot of playdoh!

I read ypur site often. you make homeschooling look so easy and fun. You are a great homeschooling mom.
Carmen said…
Oh my heavens! I have never seen anyone have more play doh or play doh contraptions than me before! I think we both should by stock in the company. (giggle) Totally Awesome and it looks like a great day at school.

Love the measuring snow idea!
Wow all the snow is amazing! We are in a deep freeze here too! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Jo-Anna
Rebecca said…
I love how colorful your header is! And that ice cream play-doh looks so neat!
Ticia said…
That's an impressive amount of snow.
Pamela said…
I am cracking up at only 7inches...that would be massive for us! I love your blog layout so colorful! I will have to remember that site about polar bears for later, thanks for sharing!
Joette Solano said…
Hi there! We’d love to share your orange bucket photo on The Home Depot social media channels. If you grant us permission, we will cite you for photo credit. Let us know or email us at SocialRequest@homedepot.com

Popular posts from this blog

Shining the Spotlight - Finding Home Farms

Today at Woodwater Farmhouse, I am sharing with you another company that I feel you should know about.  


I first learned about Finding Home Farms on Instagram. Little did I know, Laura, one of the owners of Finding Home Farms, lives local to me, in the Hudson Valley of New York. 
You can read all about Laura and her lovely family at her blog about page. 
 I immediately knew that I had to try their products in my home. I have grown to love their products (shop), Laura's sense of style and her blog. 
Can we just stop now and talk about their packaging first.  It speaks to you before even trying the products. Simple, organic and calming.  Isn't it just darling with the little dove.
sigh....insert smile

I love her blog tagline - Gather Create Connect - that says it all, there in three little words. YOU already know before going forward that you are in for a special treat. 
I am only going to speak to a few of their many products because these are what we use in our home with our family. 



Shining the Spotlight - Soapforcollege

Happy New Year and welcome back to our first
Shining the Spotlight
for 2017! 

 I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are settled back into your routines.







Today I am so excited to introduce you to a company that has such a wonderful purpose behind it!  Jessica Griffis is a 17 year old college student paying her way through college selling Hilltop Design simple, natural and homemade products.  Jessica was also home educated!!! (dear to my heart)

Ya'll know I am all about the package as first impressions are so important. Don't you just love this sticker/stamp that she had on her package!  Spoke to me before I even opened it up and smelled the freshness of the products. 

I was impressed with the smell of the products, not overwhelming and artificial smelling at all. I felt safe using them on myself and my children. 

There are lip balms, lotions, scrubs, body butter, bath bombs and more.  The scrubs rival any other name brand and the bath bombs are THE BOMB!   The products are very …

Shining the Spotlight

Today at Woodwater Farmhouse, I am sharing with you a company that  not only meets but exceeds my expectation.  In service and product. 
Rustic Honey




The owner's name is Lauren Moran and I can see why her shop is so successful!  Rustic Honey is a lifestyle boutique. They offer women's clothing and accessories, children's wear, home goods, vintage finds, handmade gifts and more!  Let's look at this business card first. First impressions are everything in my book.  (I did not get a picture of the adorable chalkboard wrapping that the box was wrapped in but it was so cute!)


It's cute, to the point and shows her style.


Not even talking about the farmhouse towel that I ordered yet...but come on a hand written note to me personally and has all her social media outlets on there also. Clever!  On the opposite side of this personalized note is the cutest quote and picture. 

Ok I am getting to the towel I ordered..it's HUGE and adorable. The printing is clear and impressive!�…