Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Salt Writing

I love Lael's teacher.

It's the same one she had last year and she is young and hip and cool.

Wow, it's like I have a she-crush.


My point was, the kids love her and she keeps their attention by offering creative homework.

At the beginning of the school year, she sent home an activity packet that is to be used with their bi-weekly spelling words.

Some of those activities include writing the words in alphabetical order or coloring the vowels.

Yesterday's activity was special for more than one reason.

I've felt a bit disconnected from Lael lately. Partly because of Kobi and partly because of her new found talking back, rolling her eyes, and huffing skillz.

Last night we got to sit and have fun with Salt Writing.

A cookie sheet and enough salt to layer the pan and it turned into a game.

Not only did she spell all her words out (correctly) but we took turns writing other words and pictures.

Who knew a simple homework assignment could bring simple happiness in my home.

Couldn't resist adding a picture of Kobi, because why not?



  1. Interesting concept...might have to try this with E.

  2. That looks like SO much fun! I want to try it in the classroom!

  3. We're doing that this year, too! Miss D. loves it!

  4. As Six gets older these moments are too rare in my house, too.

    Great post. ADORABLE CHILDREN.



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