Caroline Joy is healthy....and seems to be perfect in every way! We are due the beginning of May...but will induce the end of April (we have large babies...Margaret was 8.7 two weeks early. Eli was 9.7 one & a half weeks early!).
December 09, 2013
December 06, 2013
My Snowman & Kids!
This is the second time I've done the snowmen with the faculty and staff at my school...and they are AMAZING this year!!! Oh my gosh, I've loved coming in every day and finding new snowmen in my room or mailbox!!!!
HERE IS THE BONUS: The last time we made these....we used up all of our snow days!!!! So they are kind of our winter good luck charms. Today we actually had early dismissal because a storm system was coming through. So maybe there is something to these snowmen!!!
Maybe you should do them with your faculty!!
(I made blank snowmen for the teachers to take & use as a base.)
December 05, 2013
This year's offering of completed circle weavings!!!!
Here are some links to the directions & such for those of you who may be knew
here & would like more information!
December 04, 2013
In our curriculum we have Fabric Weaving for 2nd Grade. I like the look of fabric weaving, but "WOW" ...it is labor intensive(even with the wonderful amazing rotary cutter!!!). So this year, I'm using ribbon. Expensive...yes. HOWEVER...my brother-in-law works as a property manager & evicts people for a living. Not a fun job, but someone has to do it. At one of these places...someone left behind a HUGE tub of ribbon. I wasn't sure what to use it for at first, but it has worked out amazingly well for this project!!!
So if you are gifted with a large amount of ribbon...get those kiddos weaving!!!
(I will probably go back to cutting fabric net year with a yarn warp...I just like the look better!)
December 02, 2013
They've been so much fun...and I'm sad to see the project finished for the year. The kids have done a beautiful job on them, and I know they're looking forward to taking them home and showing their parents!!
Until Next Year Ugly Dolls!!!!
November 29, 2013
I've had several people asking me about my winter boards. I started doing them the same year I started my blog!! So here are all the images of the finished products. They've changed a bit over the years, but you can approach it however you like. When I first started, I just put paper up for the background. Since then I've done both painted backgrounds & woven. If you have questions...please leave me a comment!! I'd be happy to help out any way I can! (if you have an odd couple days before Christmas break..you could do it then! Winter goes through Feb..right?)
November 28, 2013
Baby 3 is on the way!!!
He/She should be here around the end of
April(takin' the heat off my 40th birthday! ha ha).
WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO ADD TO THE "E" FAMILY!
WISHING YOU ALL A GREAT THANKSGIVING...WITH TIME TO REST & REFLECT!!
....and hoping you won't have any issues with your turkey!
November 26, 2013
As I posted earlier, these odd 2 days before Thanksgiving break....I have all my classes make parts to the winter bulletin board that will be up in our main hall till mid/end of January. Here is the completed offering for this year! I was picturing something very bright & fun....AND I GOT IT!!! The kids are so proud.