Saturday, March 22, 2014

Homeschooling and Life: Week of March 17-21, 2014

We had a busy, but good, week. Here are the highlights:

Our Five in a Row Madeline doll

Eiffel Tower model for Five in a Row

Butterfly symmetry craft for Five in a Row

Cabbage & sausage for St. Patrick's Day

Nutrition game that Doodles made for Oak Meadow 6 Science

Baby Girl tries to do some math with Doodles' ruler

Our spring nature table

Birthday verse and sketch for Baby Girl

Baby Girl's Birthday Party: Very Hungry Caterpillar

Today we celebrated Baby Girl's sixth birthday. Where did the time go? It is so hard to believe that she is six! We celebrated with friends and family. Here are the highlights:

Very Hungry Caterpillar cake/cupcakes. I followed  this.

Caterpillar birthday banner

Chinese Lanterns and my helper, Doodles

Food labels

Cake food label

More food labels

The Birthday Girl

Another pic of the Birthday Girl

Ice cream and food label

Fruit and food labels

Ham & cheese rollups

Sandwiches and food label


Relish tray and food label

Strawberries and food label

Singing "Happy Birthday" to Baby Girl
Present time!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Homeschool and Life: March 3-15, 2014

We had a really good past couple of weeks. For my Five in a Row co-op class, we read A Pair of Red Clogs and learned about Japan. At home, Doodles is learning about The Renaissance, while Bug is learning about holidays, Native Americans, and the human body. Baby Girl is still working on developmental milestones, mixed in with lots of fingerplays and music. Here's a peak at our past couple of weeks:

Mason jars, droppers, water, food coloring, shaving cream...make clouds in jars. We did this for A Pair of Red Clogs in my FIAR co-op class. I got the idea here.

Cloud in a jar

Happy Baby Girl!!!

Doodles' math work

Bug read about Native American crafts.

Mock sushi for my FIAR class

Baby Girl had a birthday this past week, so we put a candle in her gluten free pancake. Her party is coming up this Saturday.

Tree that Doodles sketched.

Bug works on his sketch for nature study.

Baby Girl's picture, with lots of help from Mama (yellow sunshine, blue sky, green grass)

Bug's sketch of a tree and sky at sunset

Bug learned about the heart and circulatory system as part of his unit study. This page was included in the study.

Another included page about the circulatory system

Really cute and funny song about blood flow through the heart-to the tune of a Bruno Mars song.

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