Random 5 Friday- Snowed In!

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Our area got record- breaking snow accumulation yesterday- at least 20 inches.

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This means that we’ll be stuck in the house for a while, so creativity is going to be key. Here are five things we’ve done since being snowed in.

1. We made good use of DVDs. American Girl DVDs, Ponyo, and The Emperor’s New Groove have been hits.

2. We’ve done lots and lots of crafting- painting rocks, Chinese lanterns, Sharpie art, and clay creations.

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3. Lots of learning has been happening through silly and gross facts books, solar system games, and Egyptian treasures kits.

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4. Minecraft, as usual, is occupying much of the big kids’ time.

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5. Lastly, my personal favorite, random silliness has been rampant.

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What are your favorite homebound activities??

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Making Your Home Sing Monday

Five Random Things from Our Homeschool This Week

Five random things

I’m linking up with Random 5 on Friday over at The Pebble Pond today. Enjoy!

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My kids have been teaching themselves how to sew because I can’t sew a lick!

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We made a really cool fake lung, thanks to Dot-to-Dot Connections.

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My kids made an underwater mural. They all love to draw.

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Dillon just finished Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator and has now started Cryptid Hunters, which he bought at the library bookstore. It’s actually really good; I read it while he was at his grandma’s.

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I’m teaching Devin how to cook…sort of. Hey, you have to start somewhere!

What are five random things you’ve been up to?

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Caption This!

…my kids were writing and having fun with it!

     I’m always on the lookout for creative ways to get my kids interested in writing, so every time I get my daily writing tip from Brave Writer, I get excited. A few days ago, the tip was to use sticky notes to put captions on the photos around the house. I suggested the activity to my kids, and they jumped on it!

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This says, ”Brendan pees like a girl.” because he’s squatting. Sometimes my kids’ senses of humor are…um…questionable.

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I believe this one said, ”I like trucks…and steak.” Again, what I said before…

     These captions may have been a little goofy, but I’ll take it because my kids were writing and having fun with it!
     And, trust me, they went beyond writing captions for just pictures.

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This is a caption on our TV that says, ”TV rots your brain.”

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Yes, that’s a sticky note on Luke’s head. It says, ”Luke has Q-Tip hair.”

     Finding writing ideas that get my children excited are few and far between, but this one was definitely a hit!

Do you have any good writing ideas? What’s gotten your kids excited?

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