Friday, April 28, 2017

Arts & Academics '17

One of my favorite days of the year is Arts and Academics.  I absolutely love going into the school and seeing the kids art work up and down the halls, on the tables and in their classrooms.  The hall walls are filled with every single child's work and its amazing to see all the different techniques, colors and visions used for each art project.  

We start our day by getting donuts at the grocery store, we don't like what they provide at the school so we get our own special treat.  We make sure we are there right at 7:30am or good luck finding a parking spot.

We got to see a bunch of Alex art work throughout the school.  She made a pig mask, an emoji clay pot, bird house she drew and designed, her state float and her self portrait.   

It's so fun to see how proud they are of their individual art work but I also love how Alex loves to show me her friends work as well.  She points out her closets friends as well as kids she thinks did a great job on certain projects.

Avin has one project hanging on the walls throughout the school and the rest were in her classroom.  She did a watercolor pairing, a self portrait and a drawing of her family.  

"I have the biggest family ever" - Avin told me about her drawing.  She then went on to tell me who was all in the pictures, "Mommy, Bob, Alex, Me, Sawyer, Izzy, Mara, Daddy, Heather & Brinkley"

We ended the morning at the library where each child got to pick a book out for free.  Everyone enjoys this day and its so great to see so many parents and grandparents there checking out all the different art work from the children. 

The girls smile tell it all, its so nice for them to show off "their masterpieces". 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Maple Lake Activity Night

When it comes to school events and activities, I try and get to as much as possible with the kids.  I think it's so important to be involved in your schools.  We try to get to things in Annandale and Maple Lake as much as possible, especially when it lands on nights we have all the kids together.

This years activity night wasn't nearly as fun as the last.  A little to structured and not as much run around free time for the kids.  We all enjoyed it and where glad this marshmallow building was our last spot for the night.

When it comes to competition these kids are all in, specially when its against each other.
Super fun building and trying to get these structures as tall as possible.

More nights like these, where the kids use their brains and hands trying to figure things out is what we need around here!  Grateful they enjoy it and don't put up a fight in going.