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Mini Time Machine Museum

Isabel's very favorite place in the world is the Mini Time Machine Museum.  She was so inspired, she created a little room of her own with pictures on the walls and a rug.

We then went to a thrift store to see if we could find any fun miniature items to add to her shoe box home but had no luck. Instead, we found THIS...

Isabel has set up her plastic doll furniture inside, along with some blocks and has even created little paper tiles in the kitchen and bathroom.

She also made a tiny Time Magazine apparently featuring George Washington.

Car advertisement on the inside.

It even has a tear out subscription form. (Four dollars, not a bad deal!)

Isabel and I have had so much fun looking at miniature furniture on eBay and Etsy. I can see how easy it could be to get carried away and spend every last dime fixing up our new "home." Oh and her very cute shoe box home has become the guest house.

Math Games

We have our Math-U-See books for our Math curriculum, but I know that if I was more confident and capable with my math skills, I could teach my children math without using any kind of bought curriculum.  If you are creative enough, there are plenty of inexpensive math games and math activities for kids, around the house, online, and even at the grocery store that you can play together. Just this morning I helped Sylvia make a birthday chain to help her understand how many more days until her birthday.

Here are some of our favorite math games.  (yes, cereal.)

What are some of your favorite math games or activities that you do with your kids?

Ten Things I Like About Myself

This morning I was reading Fairly Happy's blog and decided to copy her idea of having my children write down ten things they like about themselves. In case you can't read Luke's "special" writting...

1.  I like to read. 2.  I like arthropods. 3.  I like to draw. 4.  I like my appearance. 5.  I like my family. 6.  I like my friends. 7.  I like the color of my eyes. 8.  I like my long hair. 9.  I like my imagination. 10. I like my home.

Once again, in case you can't read Isabel's special fancy writing...

1.  I have green eyes. 2.  I have brown hair. 3.  My birthday is April 6th. 4.  I have two sisters and one brother. 5.  I'm not allergic to anything. 6.  I'm organized. 7.  I love math. 8.  I'm good at memorizing things. 9.  I fly in a lot of my dreams. 10.  I have a great family.

Sylvia drew a picture of what she liked about herself.  She explained to me that it is her imagination and in this picture she is imagining huge mushrooms.