BONEYARD: This morning, the kids got right on their science homework, constructing a boxy, cardstock skeleton.
There were lots of pieces to cut out and holes to punch.
Happily, their specimens came together as prescribed. Now, they're having fun posing them around the house.
BREATHE DEEP: We're back to weekly yoga for the kids with the amazing Nicole of Next Generation Yoga. This series of classes is conveniently (for us) located in Ballard.
While the kids were in class, Christian and I wandered Ballard Avenue and would up going in a place called Macleod's, a Scottish pub. We thought that a fitting stop given the voting that went on today in Scotland.
They had a really cool map of Scotland painted on their ceiling, and lots of other Scotland-related decor.
They had Scottish election coverage on the television, which was interesting. When we picked the kids up, we talked a bit about what the election means for England and Scotland.
GAMEY: I should have included this photo yesterday. It's of Annabelle's super cute, original game she created in art class on Wednesday morning.
I love the unicorn game pieces. ::
ANOTHER WAY: I watched a video this morning explaining the "box multiplication" method.
We've always done it the 'normal' way here at MPA.
I thought it would be good to introduce the kids to another way to skin the cat, so to speak.
To me, the approach makes lots of sense. In fact, I think it does a better job of helping kids visualize what they're doing and see the big picture, instead of just computing as fast as they can.
Not gonna lie, though, the kids struggled with this 'easier' approach, because it was new and different. We're going to hit it up again tomorrow and see if it maybe sunk in a bit overnight.