Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekly Workboxes

We've been "off" from school for the past couple of weeks. It was completely unplanned, but life happens. All three of us had a small bought with a tummy bug which was followed with a wicked cold. No, it wasn't swine flu, I promise! We weren't put into quarantine or anything like that. Instead we bought the local supermarket out of tissues, eccinachia, and orange juice. Then we rented movies, pulled out the blankets and hid for a week. So we're all ready to roll this week with school and I've pulled a few things we had hoped to get to last week, but didn't.

This is a train craft Jayden wanted to work on when Morgan had soccer clinic two weeks ago. Only he was feeling downright miserable, and so was I and it never happened. You can get the pattern here. The upside to waiting was we now have plenty of empty tissue boxes!

Jayden received some new Thomas magazines in the mail (thanks Mom & Dad!) so he'll be getting a couple of those, and I found the animal magazine for Morgan. Why is it so hard to find a decent magazine for non-preschoolers?

We still haven't touched our new art curriculum. I'm only slightly embarrassed to admit that. You see, I opened it up and thought we'd work from cover to cover, but the author suggested differently which kinda freaked me out. I think I'm over my freak out moment, and we'll be starting with a marker lesson. We're all really excited to dig in, and I suspect this will be a full family affair!

Morgan received the Spy book for his birthday. It has a few cases in it, and then lots of tips and tidbits on spy-type things. There's a particular craft involving an empty matchbox that he's itching to try out, so he'll find those supplies in his box. The gardening book is for all of us. We have a few veggies we'll be planting, and yes I know it's winter here! I thought these seed cups looked like fun and the kids will enjoy helping to plant some lettuce (for outside), tomatoes (for inside) and pepper/capsicum (inside, slow growing stuff too!)

We'll also be working on an Artists Pocket from the June Evan-Moor Pockets. We'll probably work on those over a matter of weeks. Which will be lots of fun as we pull out a few other artist resources to use as well.

What about you, what fun things have you got planned for your Fun Filled Weekly Workboxes this week? Blog about it and come link up here! If you don't have a blog, and want to share what you'll be doing, just leave a comment and let us know!


Heather said...

Here you go Kendra. do I use Mr. Linky for this??

Heather W

Kendra said...

Heather, just put your name in the first space for Mr Linky, and in the second pace put that address/url and click the enter button. :)

belzi23 said...

This is a great idea. I like the comics one. My 2 love comics but mostly want them for the free gift. That's one for the boxes :)

Tristan said...

Okay, I'm all linked up! Time to go read everyone elses' post to get ideas....