Sunday, September 9, 2012

AfterSchool Link Party

Welcome to the AfterSchool Link Party!

It's bittersweet to me to have the kids back at school.  I already miss them, yet it's nice to get back into the swing of After School learning and fun!  I hope you'll join us each Sunday to see what others are doing after school too.

Ice Cream Bombe

I made this Swiss roll chocolate ice cream bombe for a special after school snack.  It's a fun and easy way to make a poor man's ice cream cake!

Little J is in 3rd grade this year and I think we have another super teacher. He knows many of his classmates either from previous years or just being at the pool this summer. Juiciness and Sassyfras are in their last year of preschool and are in different classrooms. They are having a blast at school. It's so cute to watch how excited they are about seeing their friends and learning new things.

We focused on learning our morning and afternoon routines this week.  I'm expecting Little J to be independent in getting himself ready on time each day.  To help him manage his time, we sat down together and talked through what he needs to do at what time.  Then, I wrote it on a dry erase board and put it in his room.  

All the kids started soccer this week too.  This will be Sassyfras and Juiciness's first season.  They have watched Little J for years and are so excited to have their turn to play now too.  It should be a fun season.  

earthworm observation jar

We started an earthworm observation jar about 10 days ago.  The worms have done a pretty good job at mixing the soil as you can no longer see distinguished layers of sand and soil.  We'll be returning them to our garden later today.  We picked up a copy of Wiggling Worms at Work from our library.  This is one of the Let's Read and Find Out Science series and is pretty good for the young school age.

Earthworm observation jar

What did you do AfterSchool this week?

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maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Your worm jar looks like fun - and my kids would go nuts over that cake! I love the little marshmallow ice cream cones, too - so cute :)

Christina Morley said...

Hi Kelly! Thanks for hosting the After School link party! I think this is my first time joining it. Your ice-cream bomb looks wonderful! My daughter is in a playgroup and I have 3 big kids at school.

Tina - mom of 4 and author of 5 blogs

Christy said...

Collin is the only one playing soccer this year. Tyler plays football and Reagan decided to try gymnastics instead this year. I hope all of your kids have fun playing!

Still drooling over that cake. I'll have to make it.

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

So excited to have AfterSchool starting again! I agree though it is better sweet as it means summer has come to an end. My daughter just read over your post and now has a plan for cooking this week with making your ice cream bombs! Looking forward to see how everyone's school year goes this year. As always your ideas you share ar amazing!

Momand Kiddo said...

Man that cake looks good. Too bad I gave up sugar!

Raising a Happy Child said...

How awesome that Little J can get ready on his own. We are working on more independence too here. Enjoy the transition to a new school year!