Friday, February 22, 2008

Astronomy Lessons, Part 2

Have completely redone Bay's ceiling. Got 3 packs of glow-in-the-dark star stickers at Wal-Mart the other day. Got sent home from work yesterday due to bad weather so I decided to put them up. First spent over an hour putting up yarn (via tacks) up on the ceiling in a grid. Printed out a "map" of the constellations, which I then drew a grid on. It took me another hour and a half or so to then put them all up. Her celing now has about 2 dozen constellations on it. Bay loves it. She can find and name the Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, and Cygnus. She was asking what every other one else was called. I guess I am going to have to start learning them all myself too.

Monday, February 18, 2008

School cancelled - AGAIN

School was cancelled - again. I don't know how many days now. Today was cancelled due to flooding. Bet we'll have a few more days of school cancelled for that.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Astronomy Lessons

I had fun today. We got a pack of glow-in-the-dark stars today for Bayleigh. I then went online and printed off a pic of common constellations. I then started to place them on her ceiling in (approx) locations. I only had enough for Ursa Major (yes I did all of it, not just the dipper part), Ursa Minor, Cygnus, Cassiopeia, and Hercules. Part of Hercules is obscured by the light, but it's only 4 stars. Plan to get (a lot) more and do her whole ceiling. Already quizzing her on their names and she's doing good. Thinking on maybe taking her outside on a clear night and seeing if she can find them for real once she knows them better.