Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
A simple capturing game for two players. The first sends forth a marble. The second shoots to hit it and capture it. However, if his marble stops within a span of the opponents marble he still takes it. A span is the distance between the spread thumb and forefinger of the biggest hand available. If he is unsuccessful, play passes to his opponent, who in turn tries to capture his marble.
This game is played like Dobblers except that a player takes one step and throws his TAW from a standing position when making his first shot. Subsequent throws are also made from the standing position but without taking a step. A successful throw entitles the player to another throw from the spot where the THAW lies.
For a small number of players. A straight line is drawn on the ground and each player contributes one or more marbles, which are placed in a row on the line about 2 marbles widths apart. Another parallel line is then drawn about 6 feet away. Players stand behind this second line and take it in turns to shoot at the line of marbles (plums). A shot which knocks a plum out of line entitles the player to the plum, but not to a second shot. Play continues until all plums are picked.
For this game a piece of board is required with 7 or 9 arches cut in it. The central arch is numbered 0 and the other arches increase in value to the outside of the board , ie. 3,2,1,0,1,2,3. One player is made bridgekeeper, the other shoot marbles at the arches from a distance of 4 feet to 5 feet. Those who fail to pass through an arch are taken by the bridgekeeper. For every successful shot the bridgekeeper mus pay the shooter the corresponding number of marbles, the same size as the one shot, to the number written above the arch through which the marble passed. A marble passing through the centre arch marked 0 is returned to the shooter with no reward. Every player should take his turn at keeping the bridge.
This game, for two to four players, is played by throwing marbles and not shooting them. Medium sized marbles are best suited for the game and are called "Bouncers". The first player throws his bouncer forward about 5 feet. The second player throws his to try and hit it. The third player throws to try and hit either one on the ground and so on. If a bouncer is hit the owner must pay the successful thrower one marble. Bouncers are generally not forfeited.
A circle 1 foot in diameter is marked on the ground. Each player puts one marble in a pool in the center of the circle. The players take it in turns to stand over the circle and drop a marble from eye level into the pool of marbles. Any marbles knocked out of the ring become the property of the player. If a player fails to capture any marbles with a drop, the marble he has dropped remains in the pool. The game continues until the pool is dry.
This game is similar to "Bounce about" but the marbles are shot and any size of marbles may be used and by any number of players. An order of play is decided. The first player throws forward a marble to whatever distance he chooses. He will generally choose the distance at which he personally shoots with the greatest accuracy. The next player then hoots at his marble. If he hits it he captures it and it becomes his property. He then throws our a new marble to restart the game. If he misses it however, his marble remains in the field. The third player then shoots at either marble, capturing whatever he hits, but leaving his marble in the field if he misses.
A die is balanced on a marble which has been ground down slightly for stability. As in Archboard, players take it in turns to be the keeper of the die. Any player wishing to have a shot pays the keeper one marble. He then shoots at the a target from a predetermined distance. He musts pay one marble for each shot he makes. If a player knocks the die off the marble with his shot, he receives from the keeper the number of marbles corresponding to the number shown uppermost on the die.
A game for any small number of players. Each player contributes one or more marbles to a straight line of marbles spaced so that their is room for two marbles to pass through the gaps. Each player then shoots in turn and may keep any marbles he hits. The players TAW remains where it lies at the end of his turn and subsequent turns are played from where the TAW lies. A player whose TAW is hit by another TAW must add one marble to the line.
(a TAW is a shooter marble)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
- 12 clean eggshells
- 1 teaspoon very hot water
- 1 teaspoon flour
- Food Coloring (if you want colored chalk)
- You will want to clean all the egg shells and let them dry overnight on a paper towel
- You will want to grind the egg shells until they are a fine powder. You can use a clean bowl and clean rock if you do not have a grinder. Make sure and remove any chunks that would not grind. (It is important that the result is a fine powder)
- Mix the flour and hot water in a bowl and mix until it is a paste. Then add 1 Tbl. of egg shell powder and mix well
- Shape and roll the mixture into the shape of chalk
- Let dry on a paper towel for about three days!
- Have fun making pictures on Easter with your own chalk made from Recycled Sidewalk chalk!!
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Friday, March 20, 2009
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
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Monday, March 16, 2009
- We made a super fun Leprechaun trap! (See the video below!)
- I am leaving gold chocolate coins all around the house for when they wake-up!
- We put green food coloring in the toilet.....because the leprechaun had to go to the bathroom!
- I died our milk green!!
- I made green bagels and cream cheese for breakfast....and green cookies for their lunches!! For dinner I am making green tortellini with pesto sauce!
- This year I am going to leave a green kiss on their foreheads!?!? We will see how that works in the morning!! :)
- We are also going to go on a leprechaun hunt after school (See song below!)
Have fun! Post any fun things you are going to do with your kids today!!
Happy St. Patricks Day!!
Go On A Leprechaun Hunt Song
(Similar to Going on a Bear Hunt)
Going on a leprechaun hunt. I'm not afraid.
Let's go! Oh. look! I see a grassy field.
Can't go around it. Can't go under it. Can't go over it. Let's go through it.
Let's go! Swish, swish, swish, swish.
Oh, look! I see a giant tree.
Can't go over it. Can't go under it. Can't go through it. Let's climb it.
Let's go! Climb, climb, climb.
Oh, look! I see a river.
Can't go over it. Can't go around it. Can't go under it. Let's Swim it.
Let's go. Swim, swim, swim.
Oh, look! I see a dark cave.
Can't go around it. Can't go under it. Can't go over it. Let's tiptoe into it.
Let's go. Tippy, tippy, toe.
It's really dark in here. Better turn on my flashlight.
Oh, no. I see something!
It's mean! It's green! It's a leprechaun! Let's go!
Run! Run! Swim! Swim! Climb! Climb! Swish! Swish!
Whew...safe at home again.
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- Choose books with rhyme, repetition, and simple vocabulary, as well as interesting stories and colorful illustrations. Books help beginning readers develop a lifetime love of reading.
- Point to the words as you read them out loud. Read with expression, and change your voice to imitate characters
- Involve your child in the story by asking him or her to identify and count characters and objects, express his or her opinion, and repeat significant phrases. Your child can also help by selecting the book and turning the pages
- Use props such as felt board stories to help make story time more interactive.
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Sunday, March 15, 2009
(I'm a little teapot)
I'm a little leprechaun
Dressed in green,
The tiniest man
That you ever seen
If you ever catch me, it is told,
I'll give you my pot of gold
Do your Ears Point Up?
Do your ears point up? (Pull on tops of ears.)
Do you have a lot of luck? (Cross fingers.)
For gold do you dig? (Pretend to dig.),
Can you dance an Irish dance? (Pretend to dance.)
If you answered, "Yes," (Nod head.)
You're a leprechaun, I'd guess! (Wink eye.)
St. Patrick's Day Song
(If You're Happy and You Know It)
If you're wearing green today, dance around,
If you're wearing green today, dance around,
If you're wearing green today,
Dance around, then smile and say,
"Have a very Happy St. Patrick's Day"
(Then add these verses)
"If you're wearing green today, clap your hands"
"If you're wearing green today, spin around"
"If you're wearing green today, stamp your feet"
"If you're wearing green today, Jump up and down"
"If you're wearing green today, shout Hooray!"
Saturday, March 14, 2009
- Ask your child to count the number of items on your grocery list, the number of people in line, or the number of items in your shopping cart
- Encourage your child to compare items by size, shape and color. For example: ask your child which item in your cart is the biggest.
- Have your child identify the beginning letter of each item
- Ask your child to pronounce the beginning sound of each item. Then ask your child to think of another word that begins with that letter
- At home, have your child group the items in different ways. For instance, he or she can group items by color, beginning letter sound, price, or where they are stored (refrigerator, cupboard, freezer, etc.)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Does your child love to dance? Love to sing? Love High School Musical? You have an opportunity to win this super fun High School Musical "Got the Moves" Dance Mat!
Easy to follow light on the console - no looking behind you!
Different levels of difficulty for Beginner, Star and Superstar!
Music right from the movie!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
- Names Basic Colors
- Names Simple Shapes
- Identifies Opposites
- Understands positional concepts
- Names days of the week in order
- Follows multiple-step directions
- Recited the alphabet
- Identifies uppercase letters in random order
- Identifies lowercase letters in random order
- Matches uppercase and lowercase letters
- Identifies sounds made by letters
- Identifies characters in stories
- Can retell a story
- Identifies problem/solution in a story
- Reads color words
- Reads some words by sight
- Counts objects to 20
- Writes numbers to 20
- Identifies numbers to 20 in random order
- Counts by 10's to 100
- Uses ordinal numbers
- Reads a graph
- Identifies and continues established patterns
- Dictates a sentence about a picture
- Writes from left to right
- leaves spaces between words
- Writes some words independently
- Writes own sentences using sounds
- Uses punctuation in sentences
Small Motor Skills
- Colors within the lines
- Draws shapes
- Holds a pencil
- Prints letters and numbers
- Cuts a line with scissors
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
- Some Broken Cleaned Egg Shells
- White Vinegar
- Egg Dye disks
- Clean your egg shells and let dry overnight
- Mix 1/2 cup of water with 3 Tbl. of Vinegar. Then add the egg dye disk.
- Add the egg shells and let them soak for about 5 minutes
- Drain the egg shells with a slotted spoon and let dry on a paper towel for about five minutes
- Let the children glue the colored egg shells on a piece of construction paper
Monday, March 2, 2009
1 dozen eggs and a mixing bowl
Cracking eggs without breaking the yolk or getting egg whites all over your hands takes practice.
- Show your children how you break an egg into a bowl. Ask them....How did I hold my hands? How did I pull the egg apart?
- Now let your children try! Ask them....Did you do a perfect job the first time? Keep trying until you begin to feel comfortable about cracking eggs.
- Use the eggs to make something fun with your children like scrambled eggs or a yummy egg omelet. Refrigerate any unused eggs for up to three days
What did you teach your children? Determination!! If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
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