Mary Claire is also finished. She remembered her entire class list (in abc order, since they have numbers, and she knows everyone's numbers!). She is number 15, and she remembered forward and backward from her. She chose Secret Spy valentines this year, but since some said, "Secret Mall Spy" and "Cute Spy", she wouldn't give them to boys (for fear they might think she thinks they are cute!). So, she raided my valentine tub and found previous years valentines cards for them (SpiderMan, dinosaurs, jungle animals, etc.) that didn't say anything close to "I like you" (in the I like you way).
And Clay? He hasn't touched his yet. And after prompted, has better things to do. When the list comes home, hopefully he'll have some motivation. We heard (through MC of course) that he likes a girl, but he absolutely denied it to me. We don't have boy- or girlfriends in our house (till college!), so maybe that's his reason. That or he's at that age and doesn't want to tell us. Or could be both. ; )
We also have been making valentines for Mary Claire's girl scout troop for their yearly exchange. Mary Claire got her American Girl magazine and found the cutest valentine instructions: Funny Fortunes! They are fortune cookies made out of felt, and you can print the fortunes you like from the AG website, cut, and fold. (click here, then click on Funny Fortunes) So adorable!
We had to fold up the fortunes, since they printed pretty big, and the fortune cookie felt circles are only about 3.5" around. Warning: they are super silly, so you can always make your own with jokes or something. ; )
We have also started Clay's science fair project. He is testing which drinks will rot your teeth the fastest. Yum. He has four molars (yes, the Tooth Fairy helped us out!), and they are hanging from fishing line into four drinks he chose: water, milk, lemonade, and Coke. His theory is that the Coke will rot the tooth the fastest, followed by the lemonade (due to the lemon and acidity). I did a very close experiment in grade school, and the tooth literally dissolved in about a week in Coke. We'll see how his does. I don't let him eat lemons (yes, he would e-a-t them if he could!), so maybe this will prove how fast they eat through the enamel! (I wonder if Coke from the 1970's is as strong as Coke today...)
|Sweet little baby molars..two Mary Claire has lost just in the past week! (but..we didn't tell her that she donated her teeth to science.)|
She still has Valentine's day, and Easter, and if she doesn't meet her goal..she wants us to help her out on her birthday. : ) And yes, I did tell her then she'll need money to buy ebooks! ..I think it started right after Christmas when they had Electronics Day at school-and kids brought their new Kindle Fires (and iphones!). (Can you imagine?) Now she feels all sad she doesn't have one. I think earning and saving are the best solution.
I just hope she doesn't pull any permanent teeth. ; )