Sunday, November 29, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Now that the days are shorter and the air is cool, we are blessed with the return of a favorite special treat. In the late afternoons in front of our local grocery store, an old world vendor roasts chestnuts. The vendor, Sakshi, moved here many years ago from the Swiss village of Laufen. I cannot think of anything nicer than this wholesome, warm snack on a cold, damp autumn day.
Monday, November 9, 2009
~And a footnote about the new blog title photo... the lovely sun soap was a gift from my dear friend, Jen, who has been teaching me about soap making. With gratitude ~
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Another interesting project that we did recently was make a Multiplication Clock (or Sun as I prefer to call it. ) The idea come from Robinsunne's webpage. It turned out beautifully, and it is really fun to see the number patterns laid out in this way. Math is one of those subjects that I feel need to be anchored in the practical and in the imagination, both. One source that we have been enjoying is a book called Life of Fred, which explains math concepts in a quirky story format.
One more favorite resource that I would like to mention is One to One: A Practical Guide to Learning at Home by Gareth Lewis. He has a website here. He has a lot of wonderful practical suggestions for home education for children up to age 11.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Vivi's leaf banner and foil heart ornament
I love getting to support my friends and local artists in their creative endeavors as well. These sweet little cups are made by our dear friend, Heather Tinnaro. There are a number of local art sales that I plan to attend, including The Big Crafty and The River Arts District Studio Stroll, and farmers markets. I love etsy for wonderful handmade items as well.
Whisky, frisky, hoppity hop,