Saturday, March 15, 2008

Friday was science day

Friday at school was a day to take a break from FCATs and prepare for next weeks (science) FCATs. I escorted Nate's class from room to room where each of the 5th grade teachers had set up some fun science experiments to teach/remind them of what will be on the FCATs this week. I have to say I learned quite a bit and most of the teachers managed to make it fun. My favorite was the older male teacher who challenged them to take an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and cut it (leaving all four corners in tact) so that he could actually walk thru it. Most of the kids immediately said it couldn't be done but he promised them it could and said the exciting part of science is figuring out how to do the things that seem impossible. He did show them how it was done and then, yes it seemed simple. I didn't think to get any pics ~ sorry bout that!
Julianne spent the evening at her friend, Devon's house and Nathaniel and I munched on left overs for dinner as Richard ended up working late. I'm working on several quilt tops and a few other sewing things ~ again most of which I can't show you as the recipients read my blog.
DSC02491 I can show you this top. It's not quilted yet and I've hung it up just to see how it "feels" on the wall. It matches the whole placemat, table runner thing I've been doing in the dining room.
Saturday morning we went and looked at the house in Cocoa Beach. It was okay and I'd actually be okay buying it (not for what they are asking though) but not renting it. It needs some major cosmetic work and I'm okay doing that for a house I'm buying but I'm not willing to put a lot of work and money into a house someone else owns. We did see some other stuff we liked and I think we have decided to definitely stay in the school district for now. I really don't want to move the kids again ~ they both have made some wonderful friends.
Julianne and her friend Devon went to a St. Patrick's day parade with Devon's mom and brother. They got pelted with tons of candy and beads. Believe it or not, they didn't planned their look alike shirts ~ but here you go... DSC02490
Nathaniel spent some time over at his friend, Jacob's house but now all the kids (plus Devon, who is spending the night) are home. I still managed to get two quilt tops done so I feel I've accomplished a lot today. Now it's time to hit the sack and be ready for tomorrow. So, How was your day?

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