Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Field trip

Well we went on our first nature club field trip with the homeschool group and had a fantastic time! We made water viewers out of coffee cans (not that you can see any of 
 After the water viewers were made we went down to the waters edge to explore how to use them and this is what happened. :)

We went on a 1.5 mile and picked and ate red huckleberries.
 Explored spiders (not to close).

Saw slugs and stinging nettles. Did you know that slug slime from the banana slug is a natural anesthetic and takes away the sting from the stinging nettle?

                                                       Checked out some baby fish.

Wrote in our nature journals.

  Practiced our balancing act.

 And swam some more.

Nolte State Park and Deep Lake were awesome. It was a great place to start our year of science exploration and we liked it so much that we went back again the next day for more fun in the sun.

 We are really looking forward to more science exploration outdoors with our Nature Club.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Our day in pictures.

While we are waiting for the "official" first day of school and for our curriculum to get here we are doing some stuff on our own. Today was the first real day that we have had and it went great. I don't plan to do school on weekends but we needed something to do and most of it was great fun. She got a little bored with the handwriting but really liked everything else. We are doing a geography study of the states and are making a notebook full of lapbooks, one for each state. The first one we did was on the world and the continents so she would have a perspective on what a country is. We will also do some math pages and some language arts and of course some reading. Today we also did an experiment making our own rainbow and discovering how many colors you can get out of just the three basics; red, yellow, and blue. After we did our experiment we made snickerdoodles and she is now outside swimming since the clouds have departed and the sun has come back. :)

We improvised a little at the end of our experiment and blew bubbles in it to mix it all up.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Home Ec :)

She is smiling now. In 10 years I am sure she will not think it is so fun. :)

First Day

While officially school doesn't start until August 30th we are starting a little early since she is getting kind of bored. We have some days we have too much going on and won't be doing school work but for now school is started at Sable Academy.

She is wearing the new winter hat that I made for her. Along with her shorts. :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Well I decided not to go with Calvert and just ordered my own curriculum. Now I just need to wait for it to get here. I am afraid it is not going to get here in time for school to start so I am going to put some stuff together just to get us started.

Aly is getting excited about starting school. I feel like we need to start doing something.

We had a great family get together at Alder Lake last weekend. Camping was fun and the kids had a blast playing with water balloons.