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This year we kicked off our school year with a new (not just for fun) construction toy.

We got Kapla planks and Kapla art books. We love them! We bought 2 x 200 piece sets and the red and green books. Soon we hope to have more planks and the other 2 books!

Shiloh’s first project, a chair:

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Aslan’s first project:

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Liesel’s first project:

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Baird did build some roads, but I don’t have any pictures. Evolet chewed on a plank.

My first project:

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Aslan’s next big project:

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Shiloh worked on the perfect spinning tower:

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James woke up to discover the Kapla planks, and we had fun Lyon Family Style (That is everyone in their pajamas, a huge mess, and everyone working on various projects.)

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James and I built these after the kids went to bed and left it for them to wake up to the next morning.

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Next, the kids discovered all the possibilities of mixing Kaplas with Legos!

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That’s our way of kicking off the school year!!! Maybe I’ll get some shots of the kids all dressed in ‘day clothes’ before we head to the Learning Center’s kick-off tomorrow morning: a presentation from the Museum of Flight! Then again, I never have taken traditional pictures like that before, so I may not.

(We are moving on to some reading, writing, rithmatic stuff too, but each week throughout the school year the kids will be building a Kapla project, taking a picture of it, and then knocking it down. Oh, and I may build a few more things as well.)

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