Friday, October 21, 2011

Fun School Week 5

Here we are in fun school week 5. I'm only 4 weeks behind now! The tree the boys are climbing in these pictures has now turned a yellowish/orange! Sa la vie. 
The was Asher's first time climbing a really big tree! September 2011. He also fell head first out of the said tree. Then he decided to try again and succeeded. I'm telling you, the boy has the toughest head ever! And determination. What a great combination. He'll need that in life for sure.
Aybrin has been climbing trees for about 3 years now. This is one of his favorite things to do outside. 
They found a bird's nest while they were up there, no birds though. Climbing trees is an awesome nature study experience! The view is spectacular I'm sure.
I spy two cute boys. Can you find them?
We did some more candy corn math during Aybrin's math drill time.
Here is Asher working on his "C" stuff. In  the top picture he's putting the caterpillars in order smallest to largest. You can also see the page where he circles all the "c"s in the story. Below he is designing his craft with cotton balls. I love the look on his face! He's made that look twice now for the blog and he usually doesn't have that face so it's awesome that I got it on camera!
Our "c" crafts... crabs and camillions.
We are studying different countries for our main curriculum this year. We were so excited because Dodo Fisher was performing "A walk through Jerusalem" in Branson. The day of the show we even had to find Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Judea on the globe. God just worked all of this out! He sung songs from Jerusalem and then he even started this line of dancing that we were apart of, of course! It was just really neat. I love homeschooling because we can do things like this to go along with what we're studying. If they were in public schools I wouldn't have know to take them to this show and I would've worried about them being out too late.

More letter C stuff. Aybrin is reading Asher the Hungry Caterpillar and Asher has to sequence the story by stringing the pictures. At the end it all goes into the cocoon or chrysalis (a paper bag). It goes behind my back. Then when he gets a bag back the stuff inside is replaced with a butterfly. I thought it sounded cool but Asher was too smart for it. He kept saying "I know the other bag is behind your back!"
Some caramel apples pre diet. Jonna said she had some in California dipped in caramel, then white chocolate,then sprinkled with cinnamon. We tried it. They were really good! They're home made too instead of $6 an apple!
 This last picture shows the kids filling out their passports. They have these passports so we can visit other countries throughout our school year. It's neat too because they have real passports and had to use them when we visited Mexico this year so they understood what they were and the importance of them. They'll get a country sticker for each new country we visit. It's also a great time to brush up on their address and birthdays.

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