Excuse Me Sir, You Are Driving On My Kids Homework

filed under: Miscellaneous on August 10, 2009

Seems that we have lots of clouds and rain lately… which doesn't bother me so much as it does restless little boys who love being outdoors.  As I thought it would be only appropriate to indulge them and let them be outside 24-7, I decided it was a good idea to incorporate some learning into summer school schedule.

That or I saw some chalk in the bottom of the stroller and let the kids have at it.
Picnik collage.2 

For the life of me, I cannot remember, what made me think that I was wise and that I would never compromise.

Uh… nevermind.  Parker is sitting on the 'P'.  We tried to find '2' of things for the number two.  And, you guessed it, there are four feet for the number '4'.





Parker walked over the 'fire' and I screamed (exclaimed more like) "Oh, don't burn your feet!  Its HOT on the fire!"

That proceeded to be funny for the next 347 times he walked over the 'fire'.


Who can stand on a square?  Or on a circle?


I loves me some pudgy toes.

And that concludes homeschooling for today. 

Good thing it rained tonight, I was running out of road.

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  • Kim says:

    That right there is homeschooling at it’s finest! And I love pudgy toes too! LOL

  • Bethany says:

    And you asked for help. I think I need the advice. Way to be creative. I love teaching kids to love learning. That one of the best parts of being a mommy. Watching them grow and learn and never be satstified with the knowledge they have. The 736 “Why” questions a day are entirely optional.
    When are you starting school officially?

  • Kami Rude says:

    What a beautiful little project! I will admit, the mommy in me did a little gasp when I realized you were drawing on the road, but of course I realized that you are a responsible woman and that there is no way that you would put your kids’ lives in danger!
    Great thinking on the day of learning .. and wow, that fire is awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Miss you and hope all is going well!

  • Laura says:

    Fun! We do this too except minus the fire…I am SO not that creative, what an artist you are! ๐Ÿ™‚ Are you starting school with the boys this year?
    I loves me some pudgy little toes too….especially having fun dirty ones! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    Just so everyone knows… that is an UN-USED road behind our home with no outlet.  There are no cars on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • janmary says:

    Great idea – what a cool mum you are!!

  • Dea says:

    That definatly sounds like a much more entertaining way to learn! Awesome idea, and your a very good artist!

  • Dea says:

    I just saw your comment- and i dont think i like that saying much because of the same reason you dont – i dont like to think of my self as a boring person! No matter how true it may be ๐Ÿ˜‰ And you are certainly very kind saying i should do photography for a living: that made my day!

  • Kristin says:

    Isn’t it amazing how much you can learn while having fun??!! We started back to school today, but I was talking with my husband over the weekend about how much we learned over the summer “break.” Every moment is a teaching moment.

  • he & me + 3 says:

    I love those little piggies. So cute and what fun to incorporate learning into play!

  • he & me + 3 says:

    I love those little piggies. So cute and what fun to incorporate learning into play!

  • carma says:

    I’m glad you clarified. I figured you were drawing on a main artery to some major city with cars whizzing by chubby little feet – relieved to hear that was not the case ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Bethany says:

    Fun project!! I love sidewalk chalk- thankfully all the kids I babysit for do too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Genny says:

    Running out of road…how fun. This is a school lesson I’m sure your kids will remember. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heidi says:

    Sounds like loads of fun! Good way to get a little school in!

  • ElizaBeth says:

    You are such a great teacher! We did this with a map of the USA when the kids were a bit older than yours. I drew it out on our back patio– I didn’t take pictures, but wish I had. I can hardly wait until it cools off enough to go outside for school!
    Bless all those little pudgy piggies!

  • Jenny says:

    I love it! I kind of want to go pull my son out of daycare and do the same thing with him! What a great lesson while having fun!!

  • Kylie says:

    Very cool and oh so fun!!!