Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Form Drawing

Thursday, March 12, 2009

February/March History

Lydia and I were lucky enough to attend a concert at FUUSM featuring Holly Near and Emma's Revolution. This powerful music is of social change and peace. We had such a wonderful time.

This was an extention of our celebration of the 64 Days of Peace. The girls decorated pockets to represent like catagories of positive character traits. When they see these traits in each other, they place a sea shell in the pocket.

Rachel has been doing an intensive geography block with all the girls on Mondays. They have really enjoyed this study. Shelby loves making maps of all the rooms in the house, Lydia is all about the tectonic plates and the early formation of the continents and Grace can't stop talking about volcanoes and earthquakes.

Grace wanted to try Shelby's copywork. She didn't finish it but I thought I would post it as an example of her writing.

Drawing of the lighthouse of Phaors

Gordian Knot. This picture will be included in Lydia's report of Alexander the Great.

I think we checked out every book on Greece in the childrens section. We did a lot of reading while everyone was sick.

To bring our study of Greece to a close Rachel hosted a Greece feast with olives, feta, cous cous, grapes, pita and baklava.

February/March Science

Lydia's drawing of her pole bean was featured on the cover of the Order of Worship!

Here they are! All six of them! Raised beds deeply tilled, tossed with compost and ready for planting! Ahhhh

Gracie, taking a break from gathering rocks for our flower garden border, crosses the log bridge to the other side of the run over the hill.

Shelby uses her break time to build a fairy house under the spruce tree.

These pics are all mixed up, but in an effort to use up all the tin cans in the recycling bin, we planted our tomato seedlings in them.

broc, onion and kale


lavender, chives and snap dragons

Pole bean

The kids have loved this book, we have read it all the way through and have done several activities to go along with the studies. Gracie looks at the pictures almost every day.

I got a great hand-me-down book called Young Naturalist by Ilo Hiller copyright 1983.

It was like taking a trip back in time. It reminded me of looking at Nature books with my mother. We might have even had the same one as I was 5 when this book came out!

Chapter 1 was called DISCOVERING NATURE: Patterns in Nature

The girls all settled on the coral snake as a colorful example of a patterns found in nature and they bordered the pictures with patterns of shapes and colors.