Friday, January 21, 2011

This week in our homeschool OHIO and Oil pastels

Well, we started the week with snow and also ended the week with snow, we also had a little in the middle as well. I usually LOVE taking snow pictures, but this year I can honestly say enough already! This picture is not of my house, because I'm just sick of taking snow pictures for this year =). This week we studied animals: We had to classify reptiles, mammals, birds, fish and amphibians. I love our science book. It's so colorful!

We had fun with a little classifying matching game

we made cute fluffy Jesus Lambs out of cotton balls
This on is Jadyn's, she said it is the Mama lamb and that's why she is so FLUFFY

Jesse made a baby lamb

We continued on with the many adventures of Almanzo Wilder in the Farmer Boy book

..and our state this week was Ohio! We also learned a bit about Neil Armstrong, who was born in Ohio

We then read about the pioneers traveling on the Ohio River

and learned about the very first schools, then we made our own New England Primers

ART CLASS This week we used Oil Pastels

Since it has been so snowy we made snow scenes, nighttime and daytime

This is Jadyn's daytime scene

..and her nightime one, notice the shovel leaning against the shed and the garbage can near the tree, oh and that is a squirrel peaking out of the hole in the tree. It's all in the details!

Here are Jesse's, yes I know they are sideways, just tip your head to the left LOL. The one with the snowman is nighttime and the other is daytime. He said the snow is dirty because the plowman already came
And these are mommy's, cuz I wanted to have some fun too!!
I hope everyone had a great week!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

and then there was SNOW-Blizzard 1/12/11

1/12/2011 this is what we woke up to! The kids were THRILLED! The parents, not so much, although it was very very pretty.This is our deck about 1/2 way through the storm.
Pretty Winter Wonderland trees

It's always so pretty before the kids start tromping through it

Here are the kids...tromping through it! Notice it was almost up to Jesse's hips LOL. He had a hard time.

more pictures of the yard

Tromp, Tromp, Tromp

Snow Angels!

Bunny in a box!! He was hiding because he didn't want us to put him out in the bunny run.

smart bunny, here is a picture of the said bunny run! FROSTY!!

Sun through the trees

Daddy's car is buried!

2 tired snow angels

Can't get back into the house that way

hmmmm maybe not this way either

Oh well, let's go play on the swings instead

Look at these pretty icicles! More snow coming this week!!

Animal Cells and Eli Whitney

These weeks topics included animal cells, Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin and the state of Tennessee.Here is a model of an animal cell
Here is a picture of Eli Whitney

And here is his cotton gin

Here is our animal cell model, a plastic bag (cell wall), orange jello (cytoplasm), a black cap from a lotion bottle (nucleous) and some small kidney beans (organelles)

Then we made a list of living and non-living things that God created in Genesis 1

My homemade cotton plants, complete with construction paper seeds!

We tried to remove the seeds ourselves, which proved to be a very daunting, tedious, task, making us realize what an important invention the Cotton Gin was

We then studied the state of Tennessee, located it on our maps and learned about the state bird and flower as well as some other fun facts

we also studied John 1:29 as this weeks memory verse

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jadyn's 8th Birthday

I cannot believe my first born is already 8 years old! They grow so fast. We had a cake with family and then she had a playdate with her homeschool friends. She had so much fun and is now exhausted! Thank you to everyone that made my baby smile today! She wanted a butterfly cake this year, I know it's kinda messy, but she liked it!
blowing out the candles, I hope she wished to stop getting older!

AH yes, must get a birthday picture with bunny bunny, he is almost as tall as she is! He was also NOT HAPPY with the way he was being held here.

off to our playdate this slide was so fun


Jesse agreed!

Who doesn't LOVE to bounce?

chit chatting with Maegan and Sarah

Meghan, Aislinn, Jadyn and Sarah

Jadyn and Aislinn *LOVE*

all tuckered out now time to go home!
Happy Birthday Baby Girl!