So how do you surprise the person planning your Wonderful Wednesday? You coordinate with another Mom in the group to show up in an outrageously funny costume with your kids, unbeknown for the planner! This was so funny and the kids really enjoyed the Moms joining in on the action this week, by dressing up alongside of them. I have to say that I LOVE these women! They are what makes Wednesday's Wonderful. They are such a blessing! They are imaginative, fun, not afraid to be silly, interject with knowledge, bring their talents to contribute each week, prayerful, caring, encouraging, all pursuing their children's education with excellence and have a go big or go home mentality that I love! I'm humbled and so very blessed by their presence each week. Not to mention, they have some very terrific (and adorable) kiddo's to boot! How about them false eyelashes??? LOL
So, on to our day...we started out reviewing all our week's memory work together.
The big finale with our Periodic Table of Elements Board was here! I took The Periodic Table: Elements with Style! (affiliate link) book from Basher, that each person in the Wonderful Wednesday group had purchased (it's inexpensive at $6 and well worth it), and using their PTE table from the book's provided poster, I had my local office supply store scan and copy the chart onto 11"x17" card stock paper. This way we could each use the provided Basher PTE table poster from our books as our "key", and then we cut up the card stock copy of the PTE table and individually glued them onto our egg cartons. We hot glued, mod podge'd and tacky glued (each person picked whatever way they wanted to glue theirs on). All those ways worked fine. If you missed our previous two weeks for this project, then you can find those posts at exploring-elements-okeeffe-pizzas and painting-periodic-table-of-elements.
The finished PTE boards below, and each family's board was beautiful and unique!
The real fun was about to start! One of our talented Momma's knows dance and she taught the girls how to do the Charleston! The girls had a blast with this! I think they especially enjoyed this dress up, because most of our history dress ups are male figures and this was a chance to be a girly girl! It was a perfect opportunity to bring the 20's to life through learning a dance from that era! God is so good to provide the talents we need each week for Wonderful Wednesday!
Wore out! That's when it was time to move onto our themed snack. This week's Mom brought the kids a river themed snack to go with our memory work. It was celery rivers with peanut butter water and gold fish swimming in it. (We have two kids with wheat allergies so those kids got cranberries instead of gold fish.)
Last but not least, was a jeopardy review game!
What a Wonderful Wednesday!
so. so. FUN!!ReplyDelete
Indeed it was! Blessings :)Delete
LOVE this! We have the Basher flashcards, too-- great idea!ReplyDelete
Thank you! We absolutely love our board. My husband is going to frame it so we can keep it forever! :) Blessings, ColleenDelete
That looks like a fun afternoon. I love the periodic table. I might have to start saving egg cartons.ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by Beth. You totally should save egg cartons! This is such a great project! We love it! Blessings - ColleenDelete
That looks like you had a blast! I love the outfits and the dancing. It looks like a marvelous way of augmenting your history studies. :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you Sara. It is so much fun. Definitely the highlights of our school year weeks! Thank you for stopping by. Blessings - ColleenDelete