We started off this week by preparing our barn for our Christmas Cantata. We were going to do it all outside and have big bonfires going, until we practiced outside and realized how noisy the highway is and how small the kids voices are. The inside of the barn needed a lot of work. We had to move the storage stuff, get rid of the groundhogs (which were never trapped but hopefully they're gone), fill up the groundhog holes, level the floor, spread the hay and put up old tin. You would fall through the floor because of the groundhog holes so we HAD to have it fixed. I love family though. After church we all got together and got it done! Now we're going to work on getting chairs, heaters, decorations and plastic for the windows and we should be good. So much to do, so little time! It's only a month away! If you don't know about it and want to know, just email me and I'll give you the details. We're hoping for a big crowd and would love to have all the friends and family possible.
Then we studied Christopher Columbus for Columbus Day. The kids made these cool books and we went over the story, did mazes, puzzles, that sort of thing.
We've slowed down on Asher's letters and I've been trying to review what we've learned instead. I just don't think he's completely ready yet. Maybe in a few months. We're still trying but doing lots of review. So here's the ABC puzzle he worked on one day.
More Christopher Columbus work!
This is our science experiment. We were studying Canada and how cold it gets there. We cut out feathers and put oil on one of them to show how the birds make oil naturally and it helps water run off of them instead of soaking in and making the bird really cold. It was neat.
Then we were blessed to see this amazing rainbow. It's the biggest one I've ever seen. We could actually see both ends of it which was SOOOO awesome! It was raining and Ben said "You want to go look for rainbows?" So we trouped outside, turned around and found this awesome one! There is a faint double rainbow beside it which was really hard to see, but I've heard that means a harsh winter. We saw one like that last year and as you know, our winter was really harsh last year. I hope it's wrong!
Alrighty I'm almost caught up! Whohoo! It's only taken me 5 hours (literally)! Then tonight I'll have to post week 9 and I'll be good to go!