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week 5

Posted in Art, Homeschooling, kids with tags , , , , on September 23, 2008 by Pendant & Ring

Another week of school under our belt and all is well!  We did the usual worksheets and read numerous books.

Keek and Fish have been asking for a lemonade stand all summer and finally we started working on it.  I gave each of them a sticky board measuring 20 x 16 and instructed them to make signs.  Keek told Fish, “Advertising is an important part of running a business.”

“I know, I know.  If we make lots of signs we’ll have lots of customers,”  he replied, “and then we’ll make lots of money!”

Both kids decided to use the computer to make their signs.  Fish searched, using Google, to find his perfect sign. While searching he found a curvy bottle with the word, “soda” on it.   He asked for help to make it four different colors.  I showed him how to use the hue adjustment in our paint program.  He thought that was pretty cool!   He also decided to accept donations, instead of setting a price.  He said, “that way anybody can have lemonade or soda even if they are poor… and rich people will pay me more than fifty cents a cup…”

Keek thought it was too cold for lemonade, instead, she would sell warm beverages.  She chose hot chocolate, apple cider and hot tea.  She decided on a set price of fifty cents a cup with refills available for twenty five cents.  Both kids chose their fonts and colors then printed the words to put on the sticky boards.   Keek wanted a business name and decided on, “Warm & Cozy.”  She also Googled images for her sign.

We decided to cover the rest of the sticky board with something so it wouldn’t get dirty:  torn construction paper was perfect for the job!  The kids chose their colors and set to work.  An hour later we three were still sticking… eventually the signs were complete.  Will upload pics asap… my phone is broken and dh is not here with his so that scratches any pic taking for now.  boo-hoo!