Friday, March 30, 2012

Igloos, Inuits, and Polar Bears

Aly has really been interested in igloos so we decided to make a couple and create an Inuit village. While we are making them and creating our village we have been studying about the Inuits and their way of life. We have learned that they live in the north mostly above the Arctic Circle which is an imaginary line that goes around the Arctic Ocean. Parts of Alaska are inside the Arctic Circle and so is most of Greenland.
Here is a picture of our first igloo. We will add to this as we get things completed and as we learn more.
This igloo is made from sugar cubes and frosting.

Temperate Deciduous Forest

We have been learning all about the different kinds of forests and focusing on the TDF (Temperate Deciduous Forest). While we were studying this Aly created a painting of some birch trees which are deciduous trees.
We are going to be finishing up a birds nest and we will add it later.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sick kid

Well having a sick kiddo can really change your plans. :( She has spent the last 3 days reading and watching tv. Bronchitis for certain, possible pneumonia. Poor baby. But tomorrow is a new day and we will take it from there.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Wow! It has been a really long time since I updated this. :) We nearing the end of our first year homeschooling. Time has went by really fast! Aly turns 7 in less than a month and I feel like this year of homeschooling has really given me a chance to get to  know her. She is a natural born learner and we are going to take advantage of that and move into a more unschool type of learning environment.

We have made some great friends over the lat few months and have done some really fun activities like this trip to Point Defiance Zoo.

We are starting some new activities tomorrow which will involve igloos and seals and dog sleds. Hopefully I will remember to update. :)