January 22, 2013
Memory Verse: So do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
Hymn: Jesus Paid it All
Artist: Claude Monet
Composer: Peter Tchaikovsky
Five in a Row: Hanna’s Cold Winter by Trisha Marx (learning about Hungary during WWII and Hippopotamuses)
Pre-K Literature: A Chair for my Mother by Vera B. Williams (learning about the importance of saving and the coins)
Read Aloud: The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
A Few Photos From Last Week:
We went with a local homeschool group to the Dallas World Aquarium and saw lots of interesting things.
The Jaguar (At the aquarium…yes, I was confused too.)
While Elliot and I were doing Mailing May and learning about the postal service, we used these little mailboxes I found in the dollar section of Target to send mail to each other.
Elliot’s latest interest is cooking. He loves to be my little student as I make dinner. Here he was learning how to sauté veggies for the soup.
Our sweet little Mabel fits right in in this environment. She’s appears to be book-lover like the rest of us. When you sit down with a book, you can bet she’ll come running to snuggle while reading.
December 2, 2011
Today we went on a field trip to Log Cabin Village with our local homeschool group. We had a lot of fun, learned some interesting things, and the kids were very excited to hear and see things they have become familiar with that we’ve heard in our read-aloud, Little House on the Prairie.
September 28, 2011
Josh and Elliot headed out early last Thursday morning for Boston. Elliot’s Aunt Buzzy (Josh’s sister, Elizabeth) lives there and showed them around her wonderful city.
The Boston Public Garden
The Boston Children’s Museum
“Old Iron Sides”
On Saturday the guys took a bus to New Jersey, Where Elliot’s Aunt Stacey and Uncle Steve live.
They visited The Thomas Edison Historical Museum in West Orange, NJ.
New York City
Sadly, the park where Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse (The Little Red Lighthouse) is was closed, so they were unable to see it, but they did see the George Washington Bridge.
August 14, 2011
Though our first school day doesn’t technically start until tomorrow, this afternoon we went on our first field-trip of the year to the circus! Tomorrow we’ll be kicking off Five in a Row with Mirette on the High Wire this year, so it seemed like the perfect time to give the kids their first circus experience. We thought they put on a fantastic show. We got lucky with some pretty good seats, especially for viewing the high wire walking, which was right in front of us.
January 18, 2011
To end our journey with The Glorious Flight, Josh took the kids to the Fort Worth Vintage Flying Museum on Saturday. They got to see some cool planes up close, which was neat.
October 25, 2010
We enjoyed a beautiful day at the zoo this weekend. We had a great time seeing all the different animals. We were also pleased to have found a couple different types of bears!
October 7, 2010
I love field trips! Today the weather was amazing and it was the perfect day to visit the pumpkin patch, so I decided on a whim that’s what we would do. I love that I get to experience this kind of stuff with my kids and even better that we can make our school days more exciting by going to all sorts of fun places!
September 22, 2010
Today we went to the park to feed the ducks as a part of our “Ping” study. We’ve got a couple books from the library about ducks that we’ve been reading and the kids really enjoying seeing them in action.
Elliot told me, “Look, Mom! The ones with green heads are boys and the brown ones are girls!” We just recently learned this from one of our books.
So many Mallard ducks came to see us when they realized we had food!
Caroline decided she enjoyed feeding herself more than she enjoyed feeding the ducks.
September 15, 2010
Since we are studying the ocean right now while we read Night of the Moonjellies, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take the kids on their first trip to the beach! We had a great time together and I think there is a lot about the ocean that makes lot more sense to Elliot after he has finally seen it for himself in person.