Friday, February 28, 2014

Homeschooling and Life: Week of Feb. 17-Feb. 28, 2014

We had a pretty good past couple of weeks, with the exception of some sickness. Thankfully, we're all better now! Here's a look at what we've been doing:

Baby Girl enjoys looking out the window at the sunshine.

Baby Girl checks out a tree for nature study.

Shrubbery that Doodles studied for nature study. 
Camellia bush that Bug studied.

Doodles' sketch of shrubbery

Bug's sketch of a camellia bush

Bug made bread because he studied yeast. Here he measures the flour.

He mixed the dough.

He kneaded the dough.

Bug's bread

Bug used this book to read about fungus.

Doodles wrote a paragraph about Marco Polo.

Doodles wrote a paragraph about snowy owls.

Doodles and I played a Middle Ages game.

Doodles wrote a research paper about castles and castle life.

Bug read about seeds and bulbs.

Bug studied bulb anatomy.

Bug's map of Alabama Native Americans-he started studying them this week.

Doodles' sketch and description of a tree

Bug's sketch and description of a tree

Water Cycle Project for my Five in a Row co-op class

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Homeschooling and Life: Feb. 3-16, 2014

We have had a pretty productive February. We have learned a lot in school, as well as having some fun and doing some learning outside of school. We have had a couple of ice (with a little snow) storms, which is very unusual for our neck of the woods. Here's a look at what we've been up to - so far - this month:

Baby Girl and I work on directions (in, out, over, under) with her basket.

Brushing hair

Playing with her dustpan

Playing big brother Bug's drum

Books Doodle is currently reading for The Middle Ages

Waiting for the snow....

Sleeping, all curled up...little angel

Even Daddy was looking for snow!



Our back porch covered in ice

Bug...FINALLY snow!!!

Hubby and I are enjoying the snow


Snow :)

A lot of ice, a little snow

Our driveway

Our yard and street

Bug and our dog LuLu

Lots of ice

LuLu's frozen water dish

Ice on the swingset

Composer study

Bug learned about skin and keeping it healthy as part of The Weaver Curriculum studies.

Doodles is using these books for her research paper about castles. (Oak Meadow 6)

Doodles had to create a predator/prey game as part of her Science. (Oak Meadow 6)

Bug's spelling/vocabulary

More icicles (on the minivan)

Baby Girl and I put a counting bear down the "chute" (paper towel roll) - activities that Baby Girl does are from Flowering Baby Curriculum.

More bear and chute

Doodles' knight poem

Branch we added to our seasonal nature table

Snowflake tortillas for my Five in a Row co-op class (We "rowed" Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

The kiddos doing their painting

Baby Girl's painting

Baby Girl's texture book

Doodles' painting: octopus

Bug's painting: octopus

And Baby Girl crashes again!

Snow globe from my Five in a  Row class 
A little visitor to our dining room window

Bug learned about weather.

More learning about skin for Bug.

Wee Sing for Baby Girl

Bug investigated fractions in the kitchen

Seasonal book I use for Baby Girl's verses, songs, and stories.

Baby Girl and I play the piano

Game Day!!!

More shots from Game Day

Outside time on Game Day

More outside fun

Bug watched a video about hail.

Bug learned about the sun.

Bug also learned about solar energy use.

Book for Baby Girl's school

Baby Girl's wooden block letter A 

Baby Girl's wooden block letters (given to us by a sweet friend.)

Baby Girl loves playing in the sunshine that streams through our dining room windows.

Happy Valentine's Day to Baby Girl and...

Bug and...


Special Valentine's Day breakfast

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