Monday, October 6, 2008

Lovin' school

Friday we had our homeschool day with the co-op groups, and it was a success. Again.

Olivia was a complete kindergartner expert on eagles. She read her book of facts, showed the wingspan of an eagle and spoke with such ease. She was so proud of herself. The group also did fingerprint fall tree paintings, and they were beautiful. Thanks Ms. Dawn. Their treat of bear scat (aka no-bake cookies)was a fun way to have a snack that related to mountain animal habitats.

Stephanie's group gave oral reports on books they had read and historical people from the colonial time period. Pocahontas is who Steph studied and read about. She also read the book called Sarah from the Sisters in Time series. The book really gave her a look at what it would have been like to travel across the Atlantic in the early 1600's. The group made their own coifs to wear, practiced writing with quill pens and ink,and had a true-life tea party served by a young colonial maiden, Taylor. They all became fans of hot tea.You just gotta love this younger sister, coif and crocheting, maybe she was transported back in time.

It is nice to be able to add some extras into our school lessons while still pushing the essentials of math, reading and writing. We are blessed to be a part of this community.


The Cannon Chronicles said...

Bear scat - now that's something! It's looks like they are having so much fun learning!

Jeanne said...

Jill, they look like they're having so much fun. I'm lovin the Colonial Times attire. :)