Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Crackin' Coconuts

Cameron and I had to run to the grocery store after school today and Cameron wanted to buy a coconut. I love coconut but it is so hard to find one that isn't rotten! We had to try!! We waited until Anthony got home and he helped us crack it open.
First the boys used a screwdriver to pound into the "eyes" of the coconut and pour the milk out! Cameron kept sticking his finger under the running milk and licking it saying "MMMMM!!!!" Both boys tried the milk! They like coconut milk.

They got to pound the coconut until it cracked open. This is the BEST part! They both love hitting it with the hammer! Unfortunately the coconut wasn't good and Chris is going to take it back and we'll try another one! ): Hopefully the next one will be better! (: We had fun though!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


We are talking about dinosaurs at school for the next two weeks and I am so excited about it! We are on letter B, if I would have thought about it better I would have done the letter D this week. I'm still learning (:

Cameron is having a great time looking at my dinosaur stuff while I am getting ready for our dinosaur unit. He got out his dinosaur sticker book and worked on it for a good 1 hour and 15 minutes today. It was great because I could get my work ready for Tuesday.

Cameron wanted to work on his sticker book again after dinner and ran in by Chris waving it in the air shouting, "Dinosaurio!!! Dinosaurio!!! That means dinosaur in spanish DAD!!!!" I can't wait to teach the rest of the kids!! I love teaching!!!

SERIOUSLY!!! I don't think this is what it's suppose to look like! It is suppose to be a dinosaur egg and it has a dinosaur inside. Anthony and Chris have been saying that it looks like elephant poop and told Cameron that it is dinosaur poop!! Now Cameron is running around saying, "Yuck, dinosaur poop!!" I had to scold Anthony and Chris because when we are at school this week I can guarantee Cameron will be calling it dinosaur poop! We are suppose to be paleontogist and dig up our dinosaur eggs and break them open to reveal a baby dinosaur. I'm not sure what I'm going to do now. I'll let you know what happens!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Snowman craft

Sunshine Mountain's blog has been taking a lot more time so I haven't had time here. Today at Stay 'n Play we made snowman pictures with snowman marshmallows. I drew the snowman shape and the kids got to use glue and put the glue over my circle. After they did that they put the snowman shaped marshmallows over the glue. Cameron hasn't really wanted to do crafts lately so it was nice to be at Stay 'n Play today and have fun on a craft. ENJOY!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mall of America

I can't believe I let Cameron go on this ride. It's sort of like The Giant Drop at Great America but not as tall (but it's pretty tall). Once he got on it, I wanted to pull him off but I didn't want to scare him from trying new things.
If you can see the first picture, Cameron wanted to talk to the boy next to him(he was probably 14 or 15) but the kid was scared SHITLESS! It was pretty funny to see Cameron looking at him and trying to talk to him but the kid wanted no part of it.
Cameron looks so little in the seat!!! I was getting a little nervous that he really wasn't really big enough for this. I thought they might have had the height sign wrong.

Good ol' Kaity took Cameron on some of the little kiddie rides and they both had a good time! (: The first picture isn't the clearest (I NEED to take a camera class!) but it shows how much fun they had. Here is Cammie having fun on the kid's bumper cars! The first couple times he got hit he was REALLY surprised!!! It was hilarous to watch his face when he got hit!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What we did today

Chris was out snowplowing tonight and Cameron just wanted to hang on the couch and watch tv and there was NO WAY that I was having that. He really didn't want to make anything or bake anything but he got really excited when I accidentally spilled styrofoam peanuts all over the floor. He asked if he could rip them apart and I had to get dinner started so I told him he could as long as he cleaned them up afterwards. After a little while, he asked if he could make a "creation" out of them and so I got some toothpicks and let him link them together and make his "creation". He had a really fun time and I think we'll be doing this again.Here's something we made for school! I can't believe how hard it was to find mini wheel pasta. I really wanted the ones that look like little flowers to look more like snowflakes but this will have to work! I put little black dots on the back for kids that don't know their numbers yet for self-correcting. These go all the way to 20 but I think we'll just put up to 10 out in a basket and 10-20 in another basket.

Sunshine Mountain Preschool

Yeah!!! I finally got our Sunshine Mountain blog set-up. Okay, almost all of it! I just need to figure out how to get the slideshow working! Now I need to get our first blog up! I'll try to get to it after naptime! (; I'm going to try to blog a couple times a week; let's hope I can keep up with both blogs!
Come and see what we've been up to at school! I'm going to try to use this as a way for parents to see what we are doing, new parents to see what we do and anyone else who wants to see some of our crafts and such! Here's the site: www.sunshinemountainpreschool.blogspot.com