Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Art: Tissue paper mosaics

After learning about mosaics, and making some glass mosaics for 4H (my oldest's mosaic even won a blue ribbon), we decided to make tissue paper ones yesterday.

Hands On Types of Sentences

I created this hands on activity for my daughter to sort out the types of sentences. It's simple to do. You simply write the types of sentences on the top of the peices of paper, and then I typed up some different examples of the sentences. I cut the sentences apart (because I'm neurotic...if crooked lines don't bother you, let the child to cut them apart) and then she read them and glued them to the appropriate sheet of paper.

She really enjoyed it.


So we all underwent surgery this morning. Some of the dialog was so comical that I decided to share it here. They operated on me, and then we took turns operating on each of the girls (the baby was not so cooperative as to lay down for his surgery).

DD: "Lets remove her stretchmarks." (A procedure performed with a vacuum attachment...oh if only it were so easy.)

DD: "Lets soak her organs in vinegar before we put them back." NICE. It is also important to note that the "vinegar" was an empty bottle of caffeine free coke. LOL

DD: "Stitch her up." (A procedure performed with a staple remover, strangely enough)

DD to DS: "Baby, do you want to cut sissy open?" DS: "UH HUHHHH" (I think this falls under things I never thought I'd hear my children say.)

DD1"Oh nooo, her liver flew out." DD2"I'll catch it in this bucket." DD1"Fry it up, medium rare please." Ewwww. That's all I can say.

DD1 (said after scooping out all of her sisters internal organs)"Let's stitch her up." ME: "Did you put her organs back in?" DD1"Oops." This last one provoked such fits of laughter....because it just rolled off her tongue...oops like that fixed it all!