Thursday, October 29, 2009

Holiday fun, pt. 2

I couldn't quite bring myself to let us take a complete fall break, yet, but we are all in need of a turn from the normal routine, so we've spent most of our school time this week doing holiday-ish activities. It may be too late to share these links, but in case you need some last minute keep-'em-busy-on-the-days-before-halloween activities, I'm sharing these...

These cute "Christian Pumpkins", complete with face cut-outs and a poem, are over at 1+1+1=1.

I saw this idea on another blog, but I can't find which one it was, so please forgive me for not giving credit if this is yours. Bad blogger. But you use dog bone biscuits to make bone prints for a skeleton hand. A good tie in to a human body study (even tho' ours didn't quite turn out to be anatomically correct). Bad homeschool teacher.

I didn't take pics, but we also used some of the cute halloween printables at this Activity Village site. And some more educational ones for the older kids here.

And here's a little randomness...

Not only has Lil' Diva been eating too much candy lately, but apparently she's also been forgetting to brush her teeth :).

And had to share our sunrise here at Lorienna this morning...

Hope you're having a fun week!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Holiday fun, part 1

Been having fun with a few Halloween-y activities this week. Grandpa brought Lil' Diva this "little Diva" costume for fun. She loved it, especially the purple nails. But she thankfully still chose to be a panda for trick-or-treating (as mom isn't ready for her to grow up too fast (especially into this :))

The girls decided their favorite dolls needed costumes to match theirs, so BeachPea got to work (I'm so proud of her!)

Here's a bat dress we made to match CarriBear

and Lil' Diva wanted a little of everyone's costume for hers :)

we carved pumpkins

and our church has already had their "Trunk-or-Treat" event, so we got to do a little early candy-collecting this year (nothing like having 4 kids on sugar for an extra week :)).

I think the grandparents had fun watching

and the kids definitely enjoyed the results of their evening of hard work :)

More to come....

Monday, October 26, 2009

Homeschoolers Have Class.... Everywhere

After plowing through the first quarter of school pretty hard, we have all kind of hit a wall and are ready for a break from the normal routine (especially mom). So most of our homeschooling last week was done away from our living room and dining room table.

We went to the theater (because you know we are so sophisticated and all) and saw a live production of Peter and the Wolf.

Afterwards we went out to eat, and in true homeschooler-geek fashion, we all ran up to this mushroom decor in the restaurant and started pointing out all the different parts of the mushroom (since we had just learned about them in one of latest nature studies). Hope Grandpa wasn't too embarrassed. :)

We also took a hike around this waterfall park

using anything but the path to hike on

Don't you love it when the kids take time to smell the flowers?

We did an oak tree and acorn study for our nature study this week

with a few minor distractions

The kids learned how to use magnifying glasses to concentrate the sun's rays into a small point in our Apologia Astronomy study of the sun (how did I make it through childhood and never try this?)

That first wisp of smoke was one thrilling moment

of course, melting chocolate bars eventually led to burning holes in leaves

and eventually to this....
but luckily they haven't figured this one out, yet.
But BeachPea runs outside everytime the sun peeks out from behind a cloud to give it another try.

This picture doesn't have anything to do with school, but I caught a rare shot of all 4 kids like, being friends, so I had to include it :)

This weekend the girls danced the "Hoedown Throwdown" at a local festival
Oops, wrong way, Lil' Diva

As usual, big sister is there to straighten her out

Lil' Diva did choose to do a little inside school work this week,
but of course, had to look totally cool while doing it :)

Check out what other homeschoolers did last week at the Weekly Wrap-Up

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