Friday, November 7, 2008

School fun!

Today we had our monthly class. The morning time was with the younger, All about Animals group. We first walked down to the local fire department for a tour and a detailing of the trucks. We think they were playing a joke on us, because we could find no one. Nada. Zilch. It was like a fireman rapture had taken place. Well, the trucks were cool.

Next we had share time. Olivia taught us about armadillos. She was so cute and smart in sharing. They read a book, played a game, had snacks, and made two crafts. They were so adorable. Turkeys, they live in the forest and we love them at Thanksgiving. Brilliant.

If you look at this sideways, you can see it is a turkey made from footprints and hands. Blogspot must like it turned this way, I cannot fix it.

This turkey had too much rum. He even looks a bit hinduish with his white spot. We try to keep it multicultural too folks.

Stephanie's history group learned so much today too. They made candles by the drip method like in colonial times. No, they did not have pringles back in the 1600's; but they work really great at making candles. They had hasty pudding (gross and terrible, don't ever eat it) and homemade root beer, not a hit either. They learned about jobs like tanners, house wrights, pewterers, cobblers, coppers and such. Stephanie shared about the books she had read by the author Clyde Robert Bulla. She really enjoyed these books, and her favorite study was about Squanto.

Two bonuses were they had practice walking in a line, and cooling off after recess. Too funny...sometimes these home school kids need practice at the minor things in life.


Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Love the candle do you decided what sorts of activities to do??


Jeanne said...

That's a nice size class! They look so cute in their line!! Hasty pudding, huh....just sounds nasty. My fav is the footprint turkey! You are too cool for school!!

Leslie said...

I wish we lived closer to each other. I would love spending time with you. I love reading your blog and all of the great activities you do with your girls. I hope that I am as good of a mom and teacher as you!

Stephanie said...

you are such a great homeschooler!!!

Christina said...

Next year I really want to join a homeschooling group. I wanted to get my groove on before going into a group cause I was worried about people giving me too many opinions! LOL yours looks like fun though!!