|Pic #1 Josephs Jail|
|Pic #2 Necklace of many colors|
That's right folks, week one was a snap. Who says you cannot work full-time and home-school your kids? NOT ME. Of course, we are still trying to find a flow, but all in all things went remarkably well. We even had, Princess's, best friend all week, who schooled with us enthusiastically. I didnt get to work in our Mystery of History and we only did one day of Life of Fred math, but hey we can work it in as we get more comfortable with one schedule at a time. I just keep telling myself baby steps. Dont over kill and stress yourself and them out., better to go slowly and feel a little behind than overworked and hating it. Besides who says we have to complete it EXACTLY how its wrote. Its my school and I get to make the rules around here! :)
So we are a happy home-schooling bunch. I was thrilled when my daughter actually WANTED to start her day with bible lessons. That is her favorite part and we spend alot of time on this section, but I am perfectly ok with Bible overkill! Here are some pics from the first week.
|Pic # 4 Princess|
Pic #2: Drizzle Fizzle showing off his necklace of many colors after learning about Joseph and his coat of many colors. We also talked about this coat being the beginning of trouble for Joseph
Pic #3: Princess best friend, Sara, wearing her necklace of many colors. Her friend is leaving for Pennsylvania this week so the girls have been inseparable.
Pic #4: Princess and her necklace of many colors as well.
|Princess and Drizzle eating the brothers jail|
We have been studying desert life for science and how the animals survive and the different types of flora, fauna and habitats that made up Egypt. Below is the kids rendition of a cactus. They decided to use vienna sausages because they were long and sat upright like a cactus. The only issue was the fall apart easily and did not hold the thorns very well either :( They had fun though attempting and ultimately just decided to eat them, like everything else we made :)
|The Cactus Experiment|
They gathered all the needed material and even had a King Tut movie playing in the background. Who would have figured my kids would love history...must be Gods cruel joke, knowing how much I dislike it. I attribute my great disdain for history based on all my teachers oly wanting to teach wars and murder and chaos, never about the actual people, the backdrop, the after affect on the people..not just the military. So we have all three kiddos putting together the Nile and having a blast doing it. Drizzle kept going from the "mummies" on the TV to the art project. He's only 4 and its VERY hard to keep his attention for more than 20 minutes on anything. The fact that he spent 3 hours making art projects was amazing within itself.
So here is the final product of the Nile. They even included over sized turtles because " things were larger back then."