Saturday, October 18, 2008


It is raining these few days in Houston. I decided to let Evan make a "Sun" to scare the rain away. I found the craft idea from the website.

I traced his little hand and cutting into many pieces to glue along the unused lid from a container. He is having fun in putting his "hand" on the lid. I let him pick two gooey eyes to tape onto the sun and draw a big smile. It really scares the rain and it becomes a sunny day afternoon.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Halloween ( Hantu festival in U.S) is coming, this year, I decided to make a Jack-O-Lantern to show the festive mood. I being teaching Evan how to sing the Jack-O-Lantern song, coloring the pumpkin, counting the pumpkins but I think the best way to reinforce his knowledge on the pumpkin is to show him the real one. Ethan being begging me to make one Jack-o-Lantern for him since last week after we read a story book about Halloween.

The song we being singing during the carving process:

Jack-o-lantern! Jack-o-lantern! Big and Yellow!
Jack-o-lantern! Jack-o-lantern! Funny Fellow!
Shinning in the night,
With your candle light,
Scarring out the people,
with the BOO! BOO! BOO!
I finally buy a pumpkin today, a big one! A little big afraid that I could not carve the hard shell of the pumpkin. Ethan helped me chose a big round pumpkin.

I found some instruction online through YOUTUBE about how to carve the pumpkin. First, I had to cut off the top part of the pumpkin to get all the pulp inside including the seeds.

The two kids are ready to scoop out the pulp by holding the spoons waiting for me to cut off the top part. But when they saw the inside of the pumpkin with those sticky pulp, they just ran off immediately and left me alone scooping out the pulp and seeds.

After cleaning the inside, we had to decide which Jack O Lantern face we will be carving. Eric found some ideas online, Ethan drew some funny faces and then we chose our best choice of face.

I then drew the face on the pumpkin by using marker. I used the steak knife to carve it out the outline of the face carefully. I thought it was hard but actually not. The whole carving process only took about 45 minutes including cleaning out the inside, drawing, carving and cleaning.

Finally , we got out Jack-O-Lantern lighting out at night. BOO! BOO! BOO!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Body Lapbook

文睿在练习写中文. 我在网上看到有人利用Lapbooking 来让孩子对某些课题有更深的了解. 我觉得很不错, 就决定利用这个题目来让他做成一本书.

首先, 他得练习所有有关身体各部位的名称. 他已经练习写字有一年半的时间, 写的字还不够马来西亚的幼儿园的孩子们多, 还是写得不是很端正.

他必须知道哪个字是属于哪个身体部位, 这样他才能够将我预先准备好的字卡陪上各个部位. 他自己上颜色, 并写上图画里头每个小朋友的动作名称.