Friday, February 26, 2010

Winter Projects

Continuing to look back, we go to early January. We all had several weeks off for the holidays and now we look to gather together again and work on some rainy day, winter projects.

The seniors enjoy several weeks of chess. Learning new skills, and competing a bit.

The juniors pick up on their Native American Peoples study from last fall with the people of the ice and snow. Ah, now we get to build snow houses out of sugar cubes! They loved this.

Here is Claire just beginning to create her perfect ice house.

Maia goes right to it. (Love those Elton John glasses, Maia!)

Ben wants to make a very small ice house.

Here is Kasey with her ice house almost complete. We never did get the roof on, come to think of it.

It can be a challenge to find projects for a group of kids to do on rainy days, when it is so blustery that no one (including us moms!) want to go outside. How to keep us all from running into each other? from chaos taking over? It is also different now that we have a gang of teens. It is not so easy to say, "come along, on with your rain boots. Lets go splash in some puddles." 
As they say, just as you figure out one phase of parenting/group dynamics, on comes another.

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