Maps Galore!

I don’t quite remember when Pip first became interested in maps. He would ask to stop and look at the map in malls, the zoo, museums, etc sometime in the past year. But I remember when it reached a new level… We were about to go on his first ever camping trip. I had loaded up on camping themed books […]

DIY Light Table

I’m famous for seeing something on Pinterest, thinking it looks easy and then bombing it royally. And heaven forbid I want to take a Pinterest idea and “tweek” it a little! I’m surprised my husband gives any of my Pinterest inspired ideas a second thought, much less a chance. But sometimes, just sometimes, they work! For Christmas I’ve wanted Pip […]

Co-Op Fun: Cookies!

This week for co-op we combined snack and art – and decorated gingerbread men! As many of you know, Pip is gluten free and dairy free. So I took the responsibility of making cookies for the class. I found this recipe and they turned out quite yummy! My coconut milk wouldn’t solidify, so we used peanut butter for icing and […]

Co-Op Fun: Train vs. Subway

Another Monday, another fun day at co-op! Today we talked about trains and subways. We discussed what was same and different between them and watched short YouTube videos about each! We had fun using a poster mailing tube as our subway tube to send subway trains through, then placing tracks across the top of the tube for the steam engine […]

Co-op Fun: Fall Books!

I’m going to go ahead and say it. I do NOT like how my library organizes the children’s book section. I get that seeing the covers can work well for the littles. But as an SLP, homeschool mom and co-op host… it’s a nightmare! So, I cheat. I go on and request all the books I need for each unit […]

Co-Op Fun: Adding Things

Caption Reads: As co-op continues, I add new things to the schedule to challenge and engage our little group. They are masters of our circle and lesson time, while craft time is getting stronger each week. So, today I added a group story and music element to wrap up our school day. The book in this month’s box had them […]

Co-Op Fun: Drawing Journal

PipĀ is really beginning to color, paint, glue, cut… his crafty side is startingĀ to show! I found some great art journals at Michaels, used my 40% off coupon and we are now keeping track of his fine motor abilities as we journal and create inside our book! We've started a "daily journal" this year for Pip. Each day can be a […]