Thursday, October 21, 2010

China Unit Study

Andrew trying to eat using Chopsticks

Julia eating (or trying to eat) using Chopsticks

Peyton showing me his China Coin (Yuan) that he painted (with Mommy's help of course)

The front of Julia's lapbook

Inside the Lapbook.

Some of the flaps

The back of Julia's lapbook

The front of Andrew's Lapbook

Inside his Lapbook

Some of the flaps

And then the back. This shows the different Chinese Symbols

Both kids with their lapbooks

Chinese lanters

Hanging on our fireplace
We have been learning about China over the past 4 weeks and here is a few pictures of our journey. The kids had a great time learning about the different things in China. We ate Chinese food with chopsticks, made our own Chinese lanterns, studies the animals of China, and also made a China Lapbook (my favorite). The Lapbook is such a great tool that they can look back on and remember what they talked about and learned.

Monday, October 4, 2010

MOSH Field Trip

Outside in the parking lot :)

Inside the Giant Mouth of the Body Exhibit

Parts of the heart

Look at the fish Mommy!

Andrew in front of Whale Bones

Peyton wasnt so sure what to think

Show me your Grrrr face!

The Opossum woke up as we were walking out

Narnia anyone?

This exhibit was pretty awesome

Julia found a trash can! ? ! LOL
We were able to get a year pass to the Museum of Science and History this year. So we took advantage of this great deal to check out the exhibits. Even though the Planetarium was under construction, we still had a great time. They had the body exhibit that explored through what your body parts do and look like. They also had the Chronicles of Narnia exhibit as well. The kids loved looking at how everything was made and the costumes of the characters.

Monday, September 13, 2010

HomeGrown Homeschoolers

This is the first time that I have ever reached out and joined a support group of Homeschool families. The group we are a part of is called HomeGrown Homeschoolers and it is a sister group of The Unfailing Homeschoolers. We had our Kick Off party on September 9th and the kids had a blast. They had games, crafts, face painting, and even a massage therapist there for a free massage for all of the moms and dads (OH YEAH!). Andrew took part in making a bead necklace. Peyton had a great time playing with the Giant Ball and toys. Julia met a few new friends and got her face painted. They left there with a happy heart and excited about doing other things with the group later. I am very excited to be a part of this group!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Part of the way through the school day today, I hear a scream from my bedroom. I run to see what happened and Andrew is standing over the sink with blood streaming down. I come to find out that he had gotten a hold of one of  my husbands pocket knives and sliced his finger trying to close it. He cut it pretty deep and it took quite a while to stop bleeding enough to evaluate the damage. The cut is on the upper portion of his finger tip. He was quite serious about never wanting to touch knives again; especially the one that caused all of the pain/trouble. After dealing with the crime scene, Julia and I got back to our school work and all was well.

Work, work, work!!!

One of the curriculum resources that I use is an online program. It engages the kids with games and fun skill builders to get the concept through. They both love it and look forward to getting to do their school work! Now, how often do you hear that?

New Kicks!

The kids all got new shoes for "school". They all seemed to out grown all of their shoes at the same time. It was Julia's idea to get all matching shoes. However Andrew's are high tops. And they were on sale!!!!!!

First Day of School - August 24

Today was our first official first day of school. It was a little rocky, however I think we are going to have a great year. Andrew is still trying to understand the "Mommy is the Teacher" thing! Peyton even has his own "School Box" that only comes out during school hours. He LOVED it and wants to get into it all the time. He gets to sit at the little table we have to do his "school work".