Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Everyone Can Win.
You role model and teach: I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
I want most of the girls' toys out of the house. Like now. So I asked the girls to consider some options. They decided on creating two bins: one for charity and one for storage. Belle wanted one bin but Janae wanted to put some toys in the shed. The deal is if she asks to play with the ones unseen in a year, then they stay, if not, then off to Goodwill.
Grab the kids and watch this short Wreck it Ralph video on Win-Win thinking.
Friday, November 8, 2013
|Habit 3 — Put First Things First. Here is what you teach and role model: Work First, Then Play. I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.|
ACTION - Have your child make a list of important roles - soccer player, student, member of the family, etc, schedule activities around these roles.
Here are some coloring pages. You talk, they color.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
7 habits for happy kids by Sean Covey. Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind. Here's what you teach and role model:
Have a Plan. I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
We have had this Sassafras battery operated ice-cream machine for 3 years. Belle brought it out last night and lucky for her we had the basics: 1 cup milk, 16 ounces condensed milk and 5 tablespoons cocoa.
We mixed it all in a bowl, poured it in the ice-cream maker, pushed the mix button and let it stir for 30 seconds. Then we pushed the freeze button and threw it in the freezer over night. The battery keeps churning the blades while the ice-cream freezes. A little strange but it worked!
Ice-cream for breakfast anyone?
Friday, August 30, 2013
Belle made paper the other day. Not the green stuff but the recycled kind. Here's what you need: scrap paper (various colors), blender, duct tape, 1 cm chicken wire, metal door screen, spoon and cup. Assemble screen. Tear scrap paper into small pieces and put a handful into a blender with 1/3 full of warm water. Blend until scraps break down into small fibers. Spoon pulp onto the surfaceof the frame that is screen side up. Extra water will run off screen. Allow paper to air dry and then peel off.
Belle decided to do a design on hers with the extra paper scraps. Recyling paper saves over 200 million trees each year.
We were at a festival and they had taken the dried paper and made really cool paper lanterns with sticks.
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