Saturday, February 2, 2013

Five for Friday

What a fun week!

First: It's orange picking time in sunny Arizona.  Here is just one of the MANY bags of sweet and delicious navel oranges that came from our neighbor's tree. Aren't we lucky?

Second:  My son graduated from college in December and went on a trip to Japan. He had a FABULOUS time.  He said knowing that I love to draw and doodle he couldn't pass up bringing me these miniature colored pencils.   To put things in perspective, the circumference is the size of a nickle and the height is less than 1 3/4 of an inch!  What a hoot.  
Third:  Let me start out by saying that I understand that there is something REALLY wrong with being excited about a vacuum cleaner.  It suggests I need to add some excitement to my life, but trust me, I have a really fun life.  Here's the deal, I got a vacuum that cleans my house while I'm at work.  In dusty Arizona we are vacuuming our houses many time a week to control the dust and dirt.  I consider it a HUGE waste of my time.  But no more... I got a Neato.   It's a true robotic cleaner.  It measures and maps every room of the house.  It vacuums each area, and when it runs out of battery life it takes itself back to the charging station, and then once charged, it begins again --- where it left off!!! I have programmed it to do all of this while I'm at work.  Looks like I have more playtime in my future!

Fourth:  I bought these cute foam hearts from Target a few weeks ago without knowing exactly what I wanted to do with them.  I ended up making a high-frequency word concentration game.  The kids I tutor LOVED playing the game.  All I did was to print the words on card stock, laminate them, and hot glue them onto the back of the hearts.  I also created a little recording sheet so that at the end of the game each child records the words he/she won.  You can download the recoding sheet by clicking on the image of it below.

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Fifth:  I posted directions for this adorable (no-fail) collage heart project this week.  Do check it out.  There is also a freebie roll and cover game in that post.

Have a great first weekend in February!
Granny (Cindy)

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I love your blog! Congrats to your son! My son is headed off to college in the fall (sniffles)!

    I am totally there with you over your vacuume excitment! I have the same Neato and I LOVE it! I think I will go get him to work right now so I can be cleaning and blog hopping at the same time! Ha

    Thanks for sharing all the Valentine's goodies! I'm off to go and follow you and start clicking away at some of your cute stuff!

    Feel free to stop by my new, new, new blog! I am truly inspired by you and hope to be there one day!

    Laura ~ First Grade Spies