Another reason this is one of my favorite times of the year - doing the science flight unit with the short people.
We kicked off our first week (last week) with a Reading Rainbow video and today we made helicopters out of paper and jumbo paper clips. I found the pattern years ago from one of my science books and it's continued to be a big hit with the kids every year.
Of course, it helps that we get to go outside and climb the jungle gym to launch them for optimal flight distance.
I've been going through the short people's photo album pages and taking stock of what's missing. Not all that many weeks and so much to accomplish!