Friday, November 9, 2007
We finished our first quarter this week! I can't believe it, it's gone by so quickly. This week Regan started her Book 2 reader. Her reading is improving everyday, it exciting to see! Micah is almost through reading all the Kindergarten readers for the whole year! I am going to have to find more reading material for him in another week or two. In History we studied the different continents and in Bible we are reading about Moses and the Israelites in the wilderness. Regan has been sick this week and we had some Dr.'s appointments and MOPS so it has been a low key week. No field trips or big projects. Grandma is visiting for the weekend and the kids are enjoying spending time with her and reading all the books that she brought with her. Tallulah said "Grandma" (or actually "Mamma") for the first time yesterday. Sorry Mom, looks like we have another kid who does not want to say Grammy :) .
Posted by amy at 9:35 PM
Monday, November 5, 2007
Another week has past. As I mentioned in my last post Grammy and Poppy came to visit last week so our school week was abbreviated. We had lots of fun visiting tho ugh and did manage to get all our 3 R's (reading, writing and arithmetic) in. We also finished reading My Fathers Dragon, a big hit with the kids and I will be off to the library to find it's sequel this week :) I am posting some more pictures, they are a few weeks old, but later is better than never! The first picture is the kids helping Daddy rake the leaves in the back yard a few weeks ago. The picture on the right is of Regan and Micah with their Sunflower. We traced their hands on yellow construction paper to make the petals and then week went on- line to find pictures and information about Sunflowers. We learned that they can grow 9-10 feet tall. We could not make ours quite that tall, but we did the best we could!
Here are a few picture from our Fall Party on October 25th. We spent the afternoon of the 24th making and decorating cookies. Here is Regan hard at work rolling out the dough.
The finished product! they turned our well, but it was a lot of work, all in all probably more than 4 hours of baking and decorating!
I painted a bare landscape on a roll of white paper (an idea I got from another home school blogger, Danielle, who happens to be my step-mother-in-law's niece). The kids had fun decorating the bare landscape with foam leaf, acorn and pumpkin stickers.
Posted by amy at 4:21 PM