Friday, December 28, 2007

Craft of the Week - Painted Puzzles

Painted Puzzles

You will need:
Puzzle Pieces
Construction Paper

Paint the puzzle pieces and let dry. Draw a shape on the construction paper with a marker. Glue paintd pupple pieces inside shape.
Also another idea: Have a variety of different colored puzzle pieces and make a collage with the colors, or a ranbow. If possible have different size pieces.
Get creative!

Mrs. Marine

Monday, December 24, 2007

Snobby Military Wives

I am curious if anyone else has had this same experience?
The first Military installation we moved to all the other wives I met were SNOBS. My husband had just finished training and had only been in for about 6 months. Every wife I came across I got one of two responses:
She snubbed me because her husband was a higher rank and she thought that made her better than me. OR
She informed me that her husband was going to a new duty station and the were moving soon. (Which meant since she was leaving being nice was too much effort because she didn't need a friend)
The few that I did meet that weren't rude were teenagers fresh out of High School who married their boyfriend just so they could move with him and get government housing.

Sorry if that last part offends anyone but I have seen so many young girls get caught up in this life. Boyfriend joins right out of High School and she follows. Without a clue of what shes getting herself into. I didn't have a clue but I was at least older and able to deal with it all.

Mrs. Marine

Friday, December 21, 2007

Craft of the Week - Paper Plate Umbrellas

Paper Plate Umbrellas - this is really simple

You will need:
Paper plate
Pipe Cleaner

Decorate the paper plate with crayons, markers, paint, whatever you want. Cut a line to the center of the plate. Overlapping the sides curve the plate into a cone umbrella shape. Staple or glue in place. Stick the pipe cleaner through the hole inside the cone to make the umbrella handle.

Mrs. Marine

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Teachers Bribe with Candy

I don't give my daughter very much candy or sweets. If she eats all her dinner she gets a small desert. Candy and sweets are not a daily thing for her. She is young and doesn't need it. I will admit I am a little anal about it.
So I surprised to learned that her Teacher at school bribes the students with candy for good behavior..... I don't have a problem with the bribing, but use stickers or stamps, not candy.
What if a child is diabetic and cant have it? Maybe I'm being ridiculous, but I don't think they should use candy.

Mrs. Marine

Friday, December 14, 2007

Craft of the Week - Pet Rocks

Pet Rocks

You will need:
Rocks (not too big, not too small)
Pipe Cleaners - used for legs or antennae, etc.
Glue - Elmers (if you have a hot-glue gun you can glue rocks together to get more creative)

Get Creative with this! Paint and decorate the rocks into any kind of creature you can imagine!
I have made:
Ladybug - this is really simple, paint the rock red with black spots and a head
Octupus - purple rock with purple wavy pipe cleaner legs
Spider - black rock with black pipe cleaner legs, add a red spot on top to make it a black widow.
Pig - pink rock with pink curly pipe cleaner tail and little legs

Glue on eyes or paint white spots for eyes.
Another great craft for parties! Everyone can make something different!

Mrs. Marine

Crafts for Kids! - Craft of the Week!

I used to work at a daycare center and at least twice a week we did crafts with the kids. So I am full of ideas! It's so fun to do crafts with my daughter! Anyone else who loves to do crafts like me then tune in and Ill start posting Craft of the Week! These are not my original ideas, I have learned them from books and other teachers I used to work with.

Mrs. Marine

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Pregnacy & Child Development Books

If you are going to read any books read these:

What to Expect When Your Expecting
What to Expect the First Year
What to Expect the Toddler Years
All by Heidi Murkoff

They come in Spanish too.

They are a must have for any pregnant woman. Check out the website, there is even a book for dads and a journal for you. Best books ever.

Mrs. Marine