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Body Science Project

This morning we made Valentine's! None of the Batman or Strawberry Shortcake store bought Valentines for us. We cut out hearts, used stickers, glitter, and made them the old school way. I did however print and cut out these cutie Valentine girls from The Black Apple to make my Valentines. I then traced Luke, Isabel and Sylvia on butcher paper and cut them out.  Actually Isabel cut hers out all by herself (so much for "not being that good at cutting.")  I then explained that over the next few weeks we are going to be doing a science project about our bodies.  As an example, after we learn about the heart they will color and cut out a heart and glue it to their paper bodies that are up on the wall.

After lunch we played outside for a long time.  It is great weather here now!  Luke then did his math.  He is on a new lesson: subtracting using regrouping.

Valentine Decorations

A few days ago my kids received a package in the mail from their great grandmother. She had written them each a note, included a package of pocket tissues for each child and some pretty snowflakes. This morning those snowflakes were just what we needed for our Valentine decorations. Thank you great grandmother Kay! DSC07079

While Isabel was cutting out the hearts she said, "Just so you know mom, I am not that great at cutting."  I said, "Just so you know Isabel, this is very good cutting practice."

Don't Eat Pete...Eat a Root

When Luke (my seven year old) was about two, my mother gave us a board book that came with a little tin of Cheerios called, Don't Eat Pete. Each page has pictures of 9 to 16 different faces on it. Faces made out of clay, animal faces, etc. You pick a page, place one Cheerio on each face and have one person leave the room or cover their ears. Then you pick which face will be "Pete." After that person comes back in the room, they slowly eat the Cheerios one by one. Right when he/she is about to put the "Pete" Cheerio in their mouth, everyone else yells, "DON'T EAT PETE!" It sounds like a very simple stupid game, but kids love it! This morning Luke, Isabel and I taught Sylvia how to play. She caught on and was delighted whenever we would shout "DON'T EAT PETE!" at her. The company who made the book is called Klutz and I went to to try to find this book but I guess it is not in print anymore. However, I did find this site that has the Don't Eat Pete game but with M&M's and a printable game board. We will have to play with M&M's next time...yum.

From the February 2008 edition of Friend magazine I had Luke and Isabel make these cute hearts and write or draw what they love. While they were busy with that I put together the one from the magazine that I used as the pattern and showed them what Heavenly Father gave us because he loves us.


Last night I went grocery shopping with root vegetables on my mind and came home with a jicama or a "Mexican Potato" or "Mexican Turnip." That is exactly what they look like too. At lunch today, I was pretty timid about cutting it, but once I found out how easy it is to peel it with a knife and then slice up, I wondered why I haven't been buying jicamas all the time! Yummy.


Isabel and I liked to say "We're eating roots!" Luke was very serious and kept correcting us, "They are root vegetables."