Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Circumference, Diameter and Radius



The boys working on circumference, diameter and radius of a circle for robotics.


The Double Helix

Without DNA, we wouldn't be here. It controls all of our physical characteristics, including eye color, hair color, and even the taste buds on our tongues. In this lesson, we studied the structure of DNA by building a 3-dimensional model which they ate afterwards!
  • Do you know what DNA stands for? It stands for DeoxyriboNucleic Acid. 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

EV3 Sensors



This evening was filled with lots of excitement. Jaedan got two of the sensors to function correctly.




Latest Craft Projects 10/17/14


With the cooler weather approaching I was inspired to crochet these colorful gloves.


While working on an art project with my oldest in our makers lab. I discovered the art of drawing.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bulk Cooking 10/12/14

I really love the benefits of bulk cooking on Sunday for the week. It takes a lot of work but I feel it is well worth it. I have notice the more I do it the faster I get each week.

This week menu is:
  1. Lasagna
  2. Beef and Bean Burrito
  3. Buffalo Chicken Pasta
  4. Chicken Spaghetti
  5. Chicken Pot Pie (not pictured)
  6. Diced Chicken Breast

I also made homemade English Muffins. I used them to make Breakfast Pizza.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Japan Festival 2014


St. Matthew Lutheran International Friends

Great Lakes Taiko Center and The Bon-Odori Dance
Traditional Tea Ceremony

Japanese Calligraphy
Awesome Kid Attractions

Delicious Japanese Food

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Makers Lab Library and Latest Creations

Today in the lab Malik practiced drawing a superhero.

Jaedan drew a turtle.

Ben built a computer this past weekend. Checkout his video below.

We have been collecting books for our lab. These are the selections we have as of now.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Closet Makers Lab

During the summer I collected lots of material for our STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) elective class. I wanted to have a dedicated area for the boys to utilize the material. We live in a townhouse without a basement so I had to think outside of the box. I decided to convert a spare hallway closet into our makers lab. Now they have a place to be creative and everything is in arms reach.

I purchased clear containers to keep the activities separated and organized.

How do you encourage creativity in your home?

Weekly Bulk Cooking

As you all may know recently I found out I am insuline resistance. Which meant that my eating habits had to change drastically. With that being said I had to plan my meals differently. My family on the other hand still wanted their comfort meals. So I decided to start bulk cooking on the weekend. Below are a few of weeks past mommy meals the rest is for the family. This works out much better for me.

Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Spaghetti, Cornbread Muffins and Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Salad with Feta and Sautéed Mushrooms

Strawberry Chicken Salad and Chicken Cobb Salads

My favorite snack time meal.

Cabbage Soup

Meat loaf, Burritos, Lasanga and Breakfast Pizza

Tilapia with Spinach and Kale

Mock Potatoe Soup with Cucumber Salad

Egg Salad on Lettuce

Breakfast Quiche, Cinninati Chili, Sloppy Joe, Mexican Rice and Fajitas
Thanks Mulatto Mommy!

Cucumber Corn Beef Sandwiches