Category: Creative Kids

Jun 09 2016

Karlie Science Fair

More = Less!

Karlie did a fun Science Fair project this year for 5th grade!  It was fun and a great learning experience for her.  Her friends and classmates were fascinated by it.  We are proud of her hard work!

The purpose of the experiment was to see if the changing the velocity movement through a pipe will cause the pressure to increase?  Bernoulli’s Principle says that when a fluid is traveling in a horizontal direction, as the velocity increases the pressure will decrease and vice versa. The principle shows when the pressure is at it’s lowest, and is at it’s highest.  Some of the things that use Bernoulli’s Principle are race cars, airplanes (Bernoulli’s Principle makes it possible to fly), and it helps a baseball player throw a curve ball. The fluids increase speed, when pushed through a narrower space, will cause internal pressure to decrease even though it is in a tighter space.  The external pressure increase at slower speeds.

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Karlie presenting her Science Fair Project!  She did excellent!

Jun 02 2016

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Karlie’s 5th Grade Awards!

Brina and Karlie had their 5th grade Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 27, 2016.  There is something both unique and special about having twins because they challenge and encourage each other in many areas of their lives.  Thankful for the girls love of learning.  It is great seeing them grow up into amazing young ladies!

Jake and I knew the girls did really well this year, worked hard, and got decent grades, but we were still surprised at how well they did.  Thankful for all their hardwork regarding school.  It has obviously paid off and they have learned a lot throughout the year.   They did fantastic this year.  It was a tough year, but it was worth all their effort!

All there teachers were excellent and encouraged them to learn a lot while making learning fun for the students!  Their Homeroom Teachers, Gifted & Talented Teacher, Reading Teacher, and STEM Club Coaches, Library Leader, Chorus Director, Safety Patrol Leader, Beta Club Leader, the Administration Leadership Team and more  were all good about communicating with the parents which is always key in helping the kids be successful.   Thankful for all the teachers and all energy they put into our kids this school year.

We are VERY PROUD of the hard work Karlie put forward this year and the amount she was able to accomplish throughout her 5th grade year!  The girls have the biggest class in the school so it is a huge honor to get these awards.  Way to go kiddo!!!

Karlie received the following 18 Award Certificates, 13 Award Medals, 3 Award Pins, 2 Trophies, & 4 Specialty Awards:

  • 1 – Highest Math Achievement Awards (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Highest Social Studies Achievement Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Highest Reading Achievement Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Highest Science Achievement Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Highest Language Arts Achievement Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – “A” Honor Roll Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Jet Toy Challenge Competition Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal – Brina’s Team went to Regional Competition)
  • 1 – 5th Grade Elementary School Diploma (It’s official that she has graduated up to 6th grade – Middle School. Received 1 Award Certificate, 1 Award Medal, & 1 Stuffed Bear)
  • 1 – Helping Hands & Beta Club Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal – for doing Community Service Projects throughout the school year)
  • 1 – Chorus Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal – participated in Community Chorus Events & Activities throughout the year)
  • 1 – Academic Excellence Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Library Assistant & Book Worm Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Adorable Book Worm)
  • 1 – President’s Education Awards for Outstanding Academic Excellence (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Pin)
  • 1 – Safety Patrol Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Pin)
  • 1 – 1st Place Accelerated Reading Award & Trophy (Received 1 Award Certificate, 1 Award Medal, & 1 Trophy – Karlie broke her schools record in highest AR Points!!!)
  • 1 – Children’s Book Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – STEM Club Award (STEM Club Team – went to state) (Received 1 Award Certificate, 1 Award Pin, & STEM Organizer for next school year)
  • 1 – Gift & Talented “GT” Gift Award (Received a Karlie’s Characteristic Gift Award from GT Teacher and Classmates
  • 1 – All A’s All Years in Elementary School Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Trophy)

Karlie and Brina together received  34 Award Certificates + 25 Award Medals + 6 Award Pins + 3 Trophies + 1 Cash Prize + 7 Specialty Awards at their 5th Grade Awards Ceremony!

Love these girls! XOXO

Jun 02 2016

Karlie & Brina's 5th Grade Awards

Brina’s 5th Grade Awards!

Brina and Karlie had their 5th grade Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 27, 2016.  Jake and I knew the girls did really well this year, worked hard, and got decent grades, but we were still surprised at how well they did.  Thankful for all their hardwork regarding school.  It has obviously paid off and they have learned a lot throughout the year.  They both had awesome teachers which is always beneficial for the kids too.

We did not even save seats for the girls (we didn’t realize that they would need to sit with us after graduation), but it didn’t matter because they barely even sat down before they were called back up on stage to receive their next award.  They did fantastic this year.  It was a tough year, but it was worth all their effort!

All there teachers were excellent and encouraged them to learn a lot while making learning fun for the students!  Their Homeroom Teachers, Gifted & Talented Teacher, Reading Teacher, and STEM Club Coaches, Library Leader, Chorus Director, Safety Patrol Leader, Beta Club Leader, the Administration Leadership Team and more  were all good about communicating with the parents which is always key in helping the kids be successful.   Thankful for all the teachers and all energy they put into our kids this school year.

We are VERY PROUD of the hard work Brina put forward this year and the amount she was able to accomplish throughout her 5th grade year!  The girls have the biggest class in the school so it is a huge honor to get these awards.  Way to go chickie-a-dee!!!

Brina received the following 16 Award Certificates, 12 Award Medals, 3 Award Pins, 1 Trophy, 1 Cash Prize, &  3 Specialty Awards:

  • 1 – Highest Math Achievement Awards (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Highest Social Studies Achievement Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Highest Reading Achievement Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Highest Language Arts Achievement Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – “A” Honor Roll Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Jet Toy Challenge Competition Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal – Brina’s Team went to Regional Competition)
  • 1 – School Science Fair Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Regional Science Fair 1st Place Grand Prize SCPC Winner (Received 1 Award Certificate, 1 Award Medal, 1 Grand Prize Trophy, & a Cash Prize)
  • 1 – 5th Grade Elementary School Diploma (It’s official that she has graduated up to 6th grade – Middle School. Received 1 Award Certificate, 1 Award Medal, & 1 Stuffed Bear)
  • 1 – Helping Hands & Beta Club Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal – for doing Community Service Projects throughout the school year)
  • 1 – Chorus Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal – participated in Community Chorus Events & Activities throughout the year)
  • 1 – Academic Excellence Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Medal)
  • 1 – Library Assistant & Book Worm Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Adorable Book Worm)
  • 1 – President’s Education Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Pin)
  • 1 – Safety Patrol Award (Received 1 Award Certificate & 1 Award Pin)
  • 1 – STEM Club Award (STEM Club Team – went to state) (Received 1 Award Certificate, 1 Award Pin, & STEM Organizer for next school year)

Brina and Karlie together received  34 Award Certificates + 25 Award Medals + 6 Award Pins + 3 Trophies + 1 Cash Prize + 7 Specialty Awards at their 5th Grade Awards Ceremony!

Love these girls! XOXO

Oct 30 2015
'Brina made the owl and Karlie designed the scary face pumpkin!'
We gave the girls a choice about what Halloween activities they wanted to do this year. They chose to stay home, play games, spend time together, carve pumpkins, make a special meal, and more fun instead of going out trick & treating! We had a lot of fun together! Thankful for our girls and sweet time together!
'BBQ Mustard flavored pumpkin seeds - Jake's favorite this year!'
Baked and seasoned pumpkin seeds!
'Karlie working on her pumpkin!'
Karlie’s scary pumpkin!
'Caramel coated pumpkin seeds were our other flavor creation this year!'
Caramel flavored pumpkin seeds!
'Brina concentrating on carving extra cute hearts on the side of her pumpkin'
Brina creating her owl pumpkin
Aug 06 2015

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  General Craft Supplies

Our kids love to do crafts! In the summer months, on the weekends, or evenings when the kids have some extra free time they like to do crafts.  Throughout the school year they have to do various projects for school so our art and craft supplies come in handy for those tasks as well.

The general arts and crafts supplies are stored in our storage closet on one of our shelves in individual containers labeled with what is inside each one.  Whenever the kids want to do a craft or need something specific all they have to do is get the container out, use whatever item they need, and put the container back once they are finished.  If they use up all of one particular item they write that item on the grocery / shopping list (or tell us if we are nearby so we can add it).

When the kids were younger we had a lot more containers of art and crafts supplies.  Now we have narrowed it down to the supplies they use the most and will fit on one shelf in the storage room.  We still have a couple drawers and other containers on the very bottom shelf for specialty or specific items that do not fit into these categories, but they are easy to access when they need them as well.   Also, the girls have crafts that were give to them in their own rooms, Organized Chaos: Kids Crafts & Activities.

These small containers with lids that we used for the arts and crafts supplies, you can find for a $1 at Dollar Tree, have been very useful in helping our family get organized!  Once the items are placed in containers, we put the lid on, and label them. We picked up the shelving a long time ago at Sam’s Club, but you can find it at a number of stores including Walmart, KMart, Target, Home DepotLowe’s, and more.

Here are some of the container labels we used for our arts and crafts supplies to get you started:

  • Stencils
  • Small Crafts
  • Glitter
  • Craft Sticks
  • Modeling Clay
  • Crayons
  • Google Eyes
  • Beads & Necklaces
  • Fuzzy Sticks (pipe cleaners)
  • Water Color Paint / Paint Brushes
  • Finger Paints
  • Stamps
  • Pom Poms

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 Our organized storage room – the top shelf in this picture is where the arts & crafts supplies are located!