Monday, August 29, 2011

Five Little Martians

We're studying "space" this fall, in honor of the completion of the shuttle program. We're starting with a lapbook about Earth as a transition from dinosaurs and volcanoes, then we'll move on to the moon, the solar system, and the galaxy.

So this morning, after reading about what a planet is, Wee-one said he wanted to sing a Martian song. I thought it was going to be a silly, made up song but it wasn't. I was rude and interrupted him after the first verse to ask where it was from. He learned it at a VBS we attended back in June--and he still remembers it!! (mostly)

Five little Martians
Sitting on a crater
Along came a spaceship
And one said:
See you later!

Four little Martians
Sitting on the moon
Along came a spaceship
See you soon!

Three little Martians
Sitting on a star
"Look! They're so far"

Two little Martians
Sitting on Saturn's rings
They got lonely
Then they started to sing

One little Martian
Sitting all alone
Then he got worried
Then he went home
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I just packed 109 editions of National Geographic into one of the cubbies in our main Expedit. Five others are sitting on another shelf--they tie in with some of our studies from this past year.

The gal we picked them up from said she had "a couple years" of NatGeos they were looking to pass on....9.5years is a lot more than I was expecting. I found a place to stash them, but now I feel like I need some way of organizing or categorizing them so it's easier for us to locate ones that ties in with our studies; or to follow-up a line of conversation.

Maybe when we have broadband I can see if there's a master index of NatGeos from the 90s. One more reason I need to invest in Readerware and a cats-eye scanner---make it easier to see what resources we DO have, and where to find them in our house.

Regardless, the kids were fully engrossed throughout the rest of our errands and on the way home. Wonder if we'll find them burrowed in NatGeos in the morning, or if they'll be ankle-deep in Legos (as usual).
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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Grandma's Visit

A month later I've realized that we never blogged about Grandma's visit.

We took her to Lego. 

We like to avoid rush hour heading to Lego by heading to a museum earlier in the afternoon.
Wee-one was stoked to finally be able to do the monthly build!

We took her to a park date. 

We spent a few hours at Barnes&Noble (and fetched some Take It to Your Seat centers books for this fall). 

Not this particular workbook, but this brand.

We survived a day without A/C during 90* temps.

A non-functioning blower does iced lines make.
Trying to cool down the baby.  While some would leave a hot baby nekkid, we kept a onesie on him to prevent sticking.

We went to a neighbor's Independence Day cook-out.  

We went blackberry picking and she made us freezer jam. 

We took her to the last two swim lessons (and she enjoyed conversation with Ms. Vanessa) of the first summer session. 

She started reading The Hardy Boys to the boys.

I feel like I'm forgetting some events/activities...

We're eager for another visit! (From either grandmother!!) 

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