Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Break Has Begun

Hey All,

Today was the last day of school for the next 10 days. The kids are excited! This means sleeping in... hanging out with friends... and no homework. But this time of year is also a reality check it means when they go back to school they only have 7 weeks of school left before summer break begins. As fast as time has been speeding by those 7 weeks will be over with before I even know it.

I went and picked up the little munchkin at school today so we could go to the library. We ended up staying there for 2 hours. We ran into one of his classmates from last year and visited awhile. Then as we were about to leave and another one of his classmates from last year came in so we visited with them. They are from Hong Kong and while we were talking I told them about Colin joining scouts and how he had one activity he could do about talking to someone from a different country. They couldn't wait to help out and we are meeting next week at the library for the interview of sorts. When we finally left he had checked out 21 books!!!

Pirates... Facts, Things To Make, Activities... by Rachel Wright
This book is too hard for him to read but he spent the evening going through it and made a hat, a map, and a sword out of it.

Magic with Cards... by Peter Eldin

Pterodactyl... by Daniel Nunn

Animal Show and Tell: Animals Around The House... by Elisabeth de Lambilly

Learning About The Earth: Rain Forests... by Colleen Sexton

Polar Plants... by Catherine A. Welch

Our Earth... by Anne Rockwell

Gorillas and Their Infants... by Margaret Hall

Learning About The Earth: Wetlands... by Hollie Endres

Animals And Their Babies: Cats and Kittens... by Anita Ganeri

Tell Me, Tree All About Trees For Kids... by Gail Gibbons

Nifty Thrifty Music Crafts... by Felicia Lowenstein Niven

Math Riddles... by Harriet Ziefert

Dino Riddles... by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg

Bug Jokes... by Jacqueline Horsfall

Kitty Riddles... by Katy Hall and Lisa Eisenberg
Colin had the kitty riddle book and I had the bug jokes and had a lot of laughs asking each other questions. It's going to be a fun week.

These next five books are all from Beatrix Potter. This has been their author of the week and he has enjoyed these books and wanted to look for them. I think he would have brought all of them home today if I hadn't said we can get some next week you know.

The Tale Of Peter Rabbit

The Tale Of Mr. Tod

The Tale Of Tom Kitten

The Story Of Miss Moppet

The Story Of A Fierce Bad Rabbit

These ought to keep us busy during spring break. We have magic tricks, riddles and jokes, pirate and music crafts, and then lots of interesting books to read. If you haven't guessed my little one is mainly a non-fiction kid. Don't get me wrong he has an imagination that gets way out of control but that is everything he just makes up when it comes to reading he likes to read non-fiction for some reason. It all started when he was 4 and became interested in dinosaurs.

Jene` has already started spring break in full swing with a trip to the mall this evening. Nick is home for a long weekend so they are spending the day together tomorrow. I know they have to go by the tux place and get that ordered for prom.

Dale has been grounded for the past 2 weeks. He brought home his progress report and in one class he had 4 homework assignments he just didn't do and in another class he had a "D". He knew he was going to get grounded and it shouldn't have surprised him. He has asked if he can go to a friend's house while on break and I told him I would think about it. IF I decide that he could that he couldn't have any sleepovers and he would only be able to stay for 2 hours. He has agreed to those terms and I will make my decision tomorrow.

The Little Ones will be here Monday night and stay until probably Thursday. Ahhhh the teens will just LOVE that. I know Colin will be in heaven with them here. Hopefully it will be nice and we can get to the park this time. Speaking of the Little Ones one just had a birthday...


I can't believe he is 5 already! Seems like yesterday that I got a call while in Savannah saying mom come home now. And to think he will be starting kindergarten in the fall.

It's late and I better get to bed but I get to sleep in! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

Take Care :)


scrappy quilter said...

Some of those books look really interesting. Have fun reading. Have fun with your spring break. And I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Yay for Spring Break! It's hard to believe they will only have 7 more weeks of school left.
Enjoy your late mornings, Vickie!

The Southern Mom said...

I'm back...finally! Hope you and the kiddos are having a good spring break! I enjoyed the talk...give me a call when you have a chance!