Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving week fun!

I'm so thankful for everything God has blessed us with. Three wonderful children, family, a wonderful church family, homeschool, my husband and SO much more! This week with my 3 blessings we have had a lot of fun and sort of taken a break from the regular school work with some fun Thanksgiving activities.

Monday we made woven place mats whcih I laminated. We used fall colors, red yellow and orange. We had SO much paper strips left over that we made a paper chain and wrote things we were thankful for on each on. It's now hanging above our living room window.

Tuesday was my youngest princess 3rd birthday! I can't believe how fast she has grown. For our fun project we made Indian vests! We used paper bags and cut down the middle and made arm holes in hte sides. The children painted them and our neighbor boy joined in the fun!

Wednesday was the messy day! After a non messy activity of hand turkeys which they all enjoyed coloring, we had some science fun with a pumpkin! First they guessed how much it weighed, how big around, if it would float and how many seeds inside. Then we set to work with finding the real answers. Boy were we all surprised to find 437 seeds in our little 5lb pumpkin! They are in the oven baking now and the rest of the pumpkin will be baked and made into either pumpkin bread or some other yummy pumpkin treat!

For Thanksgiving day we will make hand/shoe turkeys, play Indian games and then head over to my husband's parents for Thanksgiving dinner and a little bi
rthday party for my little princess.

for some reason blogger isn't loading my pics so I will try again later. Have a blessed Thanksgiving and stay safe if you go shopping on black friday.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

School update 11/10

As promised here is a recap of our schooling the past few weeks.

Memory verse;
Jesus answered I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father  except through me. John 14:6


Threw last few weeks we have stated to go over the fifty states for each state we have a page with their bird, flower and lots of fun facts on the back.


To go along with the state birds  we have been learning about birds for science. All three kiddos had fun making their own binoculars and looking for birds outside. We made a pop bottle bird feeder and saw some feathered friends at it for the first time yesterday! Wasn't able to catch a pix of him there but here is our feeder.

One day I got the play dough out for miss princes. Ask of us started making nests and birds to go with them. It was a fun little impromptu sculpting class to go with our birds study.


In math we had a visiter on telling time. We expanded from last year where the artist learned to tell time to five minutes. This time doing we eschewed that and then learned to tell time to the minute. At the end of this week we got into measurement with pounds and ounces.


My little artist was struggling with sounding words out still so while at the library a few weeks ago I found joked on phonics for second grade. We flew through the first half of the green book at her request. Then slowed a bit after a few days. We gave finished the green book and one of the chapter books. This  program is helping a lot!

For english we are working through primary language lesions. Recently the book has switched to more writing exercises along with the other parts of the lesion. This book looks very simple but there's actually quite a bit  more to itryan meets the eye!

Music  and Art

For music we  have enjoyed songs from the nutcracker. I really want to take the children to set the ballet later this month! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Modest women's clothing give away from deborah & co.

Deborah and co is giving away a $25 gift certificate. They make great modesty clothing for women. Follow the link to enter!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Phone app!

Yay! Wish I had looked for this sooner! There is an app for my phone so I can update even with computer issues! 
If you have an android phone or tablet look up blogger and you can blog on the go. Will update soon with our recent school activities.

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