On a Pirate Ship (in the hotel)

Before the movers came, I did a lot of preparing, including finding a fun little book called On a Pirate Ship and its accompanying (free) lapbook I found online

I precut all the pieces so we could read the story and assemble the lapbook. 

First, obviously, we read the story, which was nice an short (a good thing, since I’m not feeling well). Then we put a pocket in our lapbook to hold pictures of different animals that made an appearance in the book.  After that, we put on two smaller pockets for letters and vocabulary. 

Ms Action’s favorite part came after that – making the puppets.  I had popsicle sticks which the girls glued between the paper to make little puppets to re-enact the story. 

Next we did a little counting activity, and we’ll have to save the color activity for when I have crayons (they’re in the car, so we couldn’t learn different colors.  Well, Ms Piggy couldn’t, Ms Action already knows them).  We then glued in a piece of paper that said “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  I don’t care what one’s religion is, that’s a very true statement.  I told Ms Action, when she asked what it meant, that whatever was most important to you – family, the environment, making money, taking care of all life, etc – that is what will occupy your thoughts and dictate your actions. 

After that we did a comparison activity, lining up pirate ships from biggest to smallest, and finished off our quick lapbook with some pirate-y decorations.

Ms Piggy has been carrying her little stick puppets around like a bouquet of flowers and Ms Action is enjoying flipping through the animal cards.

Other than that, we’ve been watching television and relaxing.  The girls (and me, if I’m being honest) desperately needed a day of doing nothing after all the stuff being packed up and moved out of the house, then all the cleaning and sudden panicked shouts of “Don’t touch the walls!” since the hubby was painting, and having to leave their friend behind.  So it’s been PJ’s, easy foods (some junk, don’t judge 🙂 ) and lots of apples, carrots, hummus, and bananas. 

Tomorrow, after the walk through, we’ll be driving out.  Well, that’s the plan, anyway, provided the realtors aren’t crazy and decide that even though we’ve done a lot of work on the house and it’s much better than it was when we moved in, that it still isn’t good enough. 

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