Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yesterday's Artworks and Reason to Keep Away from Sugar


Oh hai. Just wanted to show you some of yesterday's addition to Marguerite's homeschool portfolio. The one on the right is obviously a mosaic - just simple shapes. I hope this is not reflective of anything, but she was inclined to choose the black pieces over the other colors. The other one is work with markers and a ruler. I usually just open up her art kit and she chooses the materials she wants to use. Right now rulers rock her world. I guess this is because she has seen me use one for making straight lines. She has yet to master wielding it, but she enjoys using it. Oh, and btw, in case you can't tell, a couple of those doodles are a horse and a duck. Besides these, there were paintings galore as usual. I have a separate binder for Marguerite's paintings as we go through several sheets of newsprint just for that.
And here's another reason why you should keep your kids (and yourselves too!) away from candy. I got it from Dr. Sears, my personal child care guru, hee. According to the latest newsletter (in the article about keep your children's immune system up during the winter months), "8 tbsp. of sugar, the equivalent of about two cans of soda, can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs. The immune-suppressing effect of sugar starts less than thirty minutes after ingestion and may last for hours. In contrast, the ingestion of complex carbohydrates, or starches, does not harm the immune system." Just FYI, in case you didn't know. I hope my mother is reading this.


The Chubby Girl Diaries said...

Your little girl is adorable and so is her artwork!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting!

Have a wonderful evening!


spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Kellie :)

WillOaks Studio said...

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moonchild117 said...

your daughter's showing signs of great creativity -- she'd make a great artist, i'm sure.

and that tidbit about sugar... i'd have to work on cutting it from my diet, then. that and the increasing prices in sugar might do the trick. :)

Frances said...

When I used to teach preschool, we were pretty military about the kids' snacks. We literally would go through their lunchboxes and take out all the candy, sugar-coated cereal, etc and give the kids healthy sandwiches or soups instead. The kids really acted differently! They don't bounce off the walls, there's no tantrums. At all!

spinninglovelydays said...

@WillOaks Studio: Thanks, I'll make sure and count that as another entry.

@moonchild: Thanks. That's my hope too, but it's all up to her, of course. :)

@Frances: That's true. That nutrition influences children's behavior is something I believe in.