Today is the end of our break and the start of our new school year! (I wrote this on July 11th, but never uploaded the photos and therefore didn’t publish the post…oops!)
Earlier this morning, Snowflake decided to paint her nails, then she decided to paint Pumpkin’s nails for the occasion as well. Very sweet.Here is a safer nail polish (affiliate link) that we use. It is missing a few of the really bad chemicals in most nail polish and it comes in some fun colors. I still think it isn’t totally natural, but at least it is a little better and since they are going to want to paint their nails(me too) I might as well get the better stuff.I also thought I would take a picture of our new circle/subject boards that I had posted about in the past. Cute New Digital Craft. A couple friends weren’t sure exactly how I used those, so I thought a picture might help it make sense.
As you can see, I take the sheets and circles that I made. Each day, I lay out the circles/subjects that we are doing. Both the laminated sheets and the circles have Velcro on them. The kids get to choose the order in which they want to work by putting their circles up on the laminated sheet. Once they are done with that subject, they take down that circle. When they pull that subject circle down, they see another circle on the laminated sheet that says DONE! and has a picture of a princess or strawberry shortcake character (depending on who’s board it is.) They are then ready to move on to the next subject. It is kind of like the workbox system, but modified for our preferences and space. Hope that helps you understand how we use those.
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PS: For the purposes of this public blog, I won’t be using my kids actual names or our location. For people who know us, my oldest daughter will be called snowflake and my youngest will be called pumpkin. Just keeping everyone safe in this modern world!