I have discovered that if I let them play outside from about 8:00 to 10:00 in the morning, they get their outside play in before it gets too hot, and they relieve some energy before we start school and it helps them stay calmer in the schoolroom! It's a win-win situation!
I also have some fun science stuff I want us to do this summer! One of those things we did with our friends Tami and Caleb today!! They came out and we made 'jellyfish in a bottle'. (If you read our RV blog then you know the story of Seth stepping on a jellyfish on vacation!) I got the idea on pinterest here. I couldn't find plastic bottles like they used on the instructions big enough so we used water bottles. I think it would have been a bit easier to see in a smooth bottle - but the kids still loved them!
Caleb holding up his jellyfish
The kids seemed to have a lot of fun making these and Alyssa has sat and played with hers all day long!
Another thing I am working on right now is rearranging/reorganizing my schoolhouse! I found an idea on pinterest (click here to see it) where you turn milkcrates on their side and tie them together then put a foam bench on top and canvas totes in the front for storage! I ordered my milkcrates today!! They should be here Saturday!! I am so excited!! Of course I will show pics of my finished bench!! It is going to replace our beanbags! Whoo hoo!! :-)