Friday, July 28, 2017

Newtons Laws (and birthday week)

 Have been a bit slack this week. It was my birthday on Wednesday, I had a busy weekend, headed to Sydney for my nieces hens night, medical appointments for my miss and just general life. So much to always do and I just couldn't find the spare time to get to my blog.
Check out the link to paint party friday to the right sidebar.

So, here is a catch up post.

For those visiting from Paint Party Friday, firstly thank you, and, here is my art for the week. A quick little pen and watercolour painting , with a prompt word of home. Home is wherever my kids are. This was inspired by a little photo I took of the twins and Connor many years ago.

Thanks for popping by and I can't wait to see everyone's art this week.

For those visiting for home schooling. A bit of annoying news. The wonderful atomic bond kit I was getting has been lost. I mean, it's lost without a trace. They offered to send it out again but I told them by the time its sent out it will be too late, so I got a refund. On two items actually.  Also, the DNA knex kit has gone missing too. I just don't get it. At least they have given me a refund.

I am always on the lookout for science kits that help the kids learn concepts through actively participating. I recently purchased a wonderful kit from Amazon that teachers Newtons Laws, which is one of the content recommendations of content in the NSW syllabus.

I love it when the kits come with great booklets. Takes much of the hard work away.

Here are some useful links on Newtons Laws.

Fairly high level worksheets. 

A big unit with lots of reading and activities.

Another clear explanation of the Laws, and working samples. 

A simpler way to look at the Laws.

A very simple explanation 

NASA site

Another good site

Crash course on YouTube

Hope these help.

I got some wonderful birthday presents off my family. I had a lovely birthday dinner with my sisters on Tuesday night. hey gave me some birthday money, and so far, I have bought these gorgeous Peter Alexander Toy Story pyjamas. Just so cute and so comfy. No idea what else I will buy with the rest money.

I also got these amazing David Bowie high tops.

Kids got me some gorgeous Harry Potter things, and socks and chockies and two bunches of flowers. A book, Down to Earth, by Rhonda Hetzel, and miss Maddie cooked my favourite dinner, rissoles, baked potatoes, corn and broccoli with gravy.

Jessica also came home from being in Europe for a month. It was so good to have her back home, and she is already planning her next visit.
She got me a fabulous Platform 9 3/4 hoodie. I think I have worn it every day.

I have been sick all week, with it now being the snuffles, but it did start out as a bit croupy, so I have been keeping well away from Jacob, and so far, he has stayed well. Think we are in the clear...yay...for those that don't know, Jacob has a thing where his airways get very narrow and almost close when he gets unwell. it still happens, and has been a real challenge. So colds in our house are not good.

Has anyone discovered the hilarity of snapchap filters.I am feeling considerably  miserable with this virus. Puffy eyes and nose, you know, the usual symptoms of a cold. Snapchat filters make you look hilarious, so, I will leave you with warped images of me, because honestly, playing with them always makes me laugh out loud.

Until next time
Lots of it


Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you had a great birthday! Love the painting of home with the kids, just gorgeous. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

The painting with everyone's feet on the welcome mat is really cute.
You had digital fun with those face, turned out nice too

Happy PPF

much love...

Linda Kunsman said...

happy belated birthday Mandy. Lovely watercolor art , and your kiddies-adorable! Too bad about those missing pkgs. but glad you at least got refunds. Your PJs and sneakers are so fun! Muy son and friends use those snap chat filters often:) Happy PPF!

Latane Barton said...

sweet, sweet little kiddos.

Christine said...

Happy belated birthday! Love your piece for PPF Mandy! Thanks for sharing the homeschooling info, I think I am done with those days though!

Faye said...

Hope your birthday was delightful. Love the painting you did of the 3 children. Very nice.

Sandee Setliff said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you feel better soon! Those last 2 pictures are hilarious!

Penny Lee StewArt said...

Love those wild sneakers!

sirkkis said...

Thanks for happy post. Love it.
Happy PPF xx

carol l mckenna said...

What a fun post ~ love your art creation for PPF ~ 3 adorable children ~ Wonderful! ~ Happy Belated Birthday ~ ^_^

NatureFootstep said...

love the welcoming painting :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What a beautiful and happy painting! I enjoyed your lovely post as well.

Giggles said...

A big huge Happy Happy Birthday to you which looks like it must have been fun in the present department!! Love your water colour it is adorable as are those three little faces peeking out at us!! Love your new high tops and fun are they! An artists joy!! Nothing screams artist like a good pair of fun hightops!! Enjoy the rest of your week... adorable photos with filters too!! May your feel better soon and have a fabulous year filled with a bit more creative time!!

Hugs Giggles

Jenn Jilks said...

I love your art. Home schooling, well done! I'm a retired teacher.

June Walker said...

Happy belated birthday! Lovely watercolour! Very welcoming!

Abigail Davidson said...

Glad you had a great birthday! Your painting style is lovely!