Saturday, September 7, 2013

Homeschooling and Life: Weeks of Aug. 26-Sept. 7, 2013

We've had a really great couple of weeks. We had a nice Labor Day. We spent the weekend with my parents, which was wonderful. They live 3 1/2 hours away, so we don't get to see them as often as we'd like. We've been actively engaged in lots of learning, and we enjoyed a few cooler days outside-fall is on the way...YIPPEE!!!! So far our curriculum choices are working very well, which is great. Here's a look at our past two weeks:

Baby Girl's extreme bedhead

Baby Girl and Doodles enjoy a picnic lunch in our front yard

Bug also enjoyed our picnic

Picnic food time!

Baby Girl relaxes after lunch

Bird feather in our front yard

Doodles' painting

Bug's painting

Baby Girl's painting

Baby Girl enjoys her time in the sunshine

Bug pushes Baby Girl on the swing. He's such an awesome big brother.

Baby Girl and I enjoyed riding the glider

Book that Bug and I are reading as part of his Egypt study 

Letter that Doodles wrote playing the part of a young boy training to be a Greek warrior-she is currently studying ancient Greece

Ship that Bug built with Legos just for fun

Greek tragedy and comedy masks that Doodles sketched

Baby Girl gets ready to ride her inchworm toy

Bug made a scarab out of clay

Book that Bug and I are using as part of his Egypt study. It has the scarab project that Bug did.

Items Bug put in a time capsule as part of his archaeology study

Time capsule that Bug made

Bug buried his time capsule in our backyard next to our house

Bug paints his scarab

Finished scarab project

Insect (wasp?) we found during nature study

Strange looking critter on Bug's scooter

Field near our house that we discovered on our nature walk-we could hear lots and lots of crickets chirping in it.

Lizard on our house behind our flower bed-see the black body and the blue tail?

Bug's nature walk sketch and information

Doodles' nature walk information and sketch

Bug's drawings of three plants found along the Nile River

Doodles' first person account as the horse of Alexander the Great

Doodles, Bug, and Baby Girl with my grandfather, who is 93 years old.

The kiddos with my grandmother. She is 94 years old.

Baby Girl's painting

Doodles' painting

Accident we had during painting this week-paint and glass everywhere! It was quite a mess to clean, but we all chipped in and did it together. Life with kids...gotta love it!

Bug's painting

Bug's math test: perfect 100!!!

We studied the composer Frederic Chopin this week and listened to some of his music on Youtube.

Doodles' summary of the major Greek gods and goddesses

Our current Bible study book

Doodles' nature study sheet

Bug's nature study sketch

1 comment:

Mary said...

Jammed pack week - love the time capsule idea!

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