Category Archives: School

Multiplication Problems 

For math I made Napier’s Rods, with them I can do multiplication! If you have a multiplication problems you want me to do (Has to be less then 7 digits by 7 digits) you can put them in comments, I will do them without a calculator.

Air Museum

Friday, Mark had a meeting in Kalamazoo. Daddy discovered that there was an air museum just down the road from his meeting. So we went for a field trip!

The museum had a lot of planes and other space craft. There were three rooms. The first room had planes and some fake hot air balloons. On one there were the first (fake) living things that went on a hot air balloon, a sheep, a rooster, and a dog. There was lots of airplanes, one was very small. There also was a plane called a Tiger.

The next room had space craft like rockets. It also showed some of the rooms in a shuttle or like in another space craft.

The third room had some more airplanes, mostly from WWII and some from WWI. On a wall there was a plane between the last two rooms, it looked like it follows you. It was neat.

There was some rides, they were fun. One was a merry-go-around, and another you were went up slowly then you drop down fast. My favorite were the Airplane Simulator. In the Airplane Simulator you use controls to make the plane go up, down and side-to-side. Andrea and I did it together, and I steered most of the time. The last ride we went on was another Airplane Simulator, but you could not control it.

Megan and I made air presser cars. You pumped the pump then pressed a button then the cars race down the track.

There was a kid’s room with large foam blocks. I made a marble run, it would be nicer if there was a ball…

If you want to see more of what we did, check out Megan’s blog!

Welcome Home

Flopsy’s story: Chapter nine.

Dear Mommy, I love you! I still have not found out what the surprise is, I hope it is something nice! They were coloring a sign that said Welcome home in bright letters. It looked mostly black and white with some blue and gold in it. I am trying to figure out what it means. It has some other words on it like Oma and Opa, but I do not know what it means. Maybe something in another language? I hope I can know soon! Maybe it has to with my surprise! Do you know anything about the surprise? If you do can you give me a hint please?

I am getting tired of writing notes to you, my paws get sore a lot now. The other night Audrey had to put a oily wet liquid like thing on my hands–she called it lotion, it made shiny prints on the floor! They were fun to make.

Maybe Audrey has some colored stuff like it so I can make color footprints! Oh well. I love you and come home soon please so my paws will not get sore from writing so much.

I love you and miss you a lot.

Love,

Flopsy

  

National Puzzle Day

Do you know that puzzles help engage your mind?

Here is a fun one that I designed using some of my favorite games. How many can you figure out? Please let me know if you tried this and if you enjoyed it 🙂  Thanks!

If you click on the crossword, you should be able to print it.

World Snowman Day


Today is World Snowman Day! It is not snowmen snow right now but it might be today.

Last week Nora came over and helped us make snowmen. We had fun. She helped me make a BIG snowman. It was probably bigger then Mark! But it fell over in about an hour. We had lots of fun!

Periodic Table of the Cookies

For school I had to make a Periodic Table of the Cookies, it was fun!

We made some sugar cookies and cut them out with an doughnut hole maker, then we baked them. When they were done I frosted them with color codes. The blank cookies are elements that have been discovered but have not found enough to really prove that they found it.

We shared some and ate some. We gave our neighbors who have alpacas named after Star Wars characters Po(Potassium), and some other ones that sound like Star Wars names.

We have eaten all the cookies, and they were good! Maybe we can make some more soon.

Alpaca Shearing

Angora Goat

Yesterday, We helped our neighbors, the Beers, shear their alpacas; another family showed up with their angora goats. This year I swept the pads and brought in the alpacas. Megan took in Finn, she likes him a lot. The goats took three times as long as the alpacas.

We had fun and hope to do it next year.

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Stained glass windows

img_7246-stained-glassOn Sunday Megan and I made a stained glass Nativity. Here is how to make them. You will need,

  • Colored tissue paper
  • Some Con-Tact paper
  • Wax paper*
  • Thick Black construction paper
  • Scissors and X-Acto knife
  • Glue**

How to make one.

  1. Find a Nativity picture you like and print it.
  2. Trace it onto the Black construction paper
  3. Use the X-Acto knife (put cardboard under the black construction paper) to cut out around the people and the stable.
  4. Stick the Nativity on the Con-Tact paper
  5. Cut the tissue paper into little pieces
  6. Stick the colored tissue paper onto the Con-Tact Nativity on just the Con-Tact paper
  7. Glue** the wax paper* onto the back of the Nativity

*Or you cold use more Con-Tact paper.

**If you use more Con-Tact paper you do not need glue.