Monday, October 24, 2016

Organic Cursive~

Look at this beautiful cursive board we purchased From Jennifer~
Capitals on one side and lowercase on the other!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nature Learning~

Because our table was decorated with beautiful leaves from our trees, we took our learning outside for the day.
We found an interesting Orb Weaver to observe and learn about~

We also discovered a watermelon seed we had spit on the ground this summer had grown a little plant in out yard
so we dug it up to see the roots and replanted in a pot~

After a little reading and nature journaling, we took off on a walk around our yard~

LOOK at those beautiful children under our gorgeous tree~

We climbed trees and picked big leaves off our magnolia~
Evie held this branch over her head like an umbrella and the boys exclaimed~
"Evie is the The Lady with the Parasol like Monet's painting!"
THAT is a win for art education if you ask me!!
Love this homeschooling life!!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Ankerich Academy Library~

As if I needed anything else to do the week before the wedding...
I pulled all our books together and made about 7 categories~

For each category I painted the bottom spine with acrylic paint for color code~

I organized them all in rainbow order on the shelves and ready for check out~

They are welcome to shelve their books back and choose others as often as they please~
They are still excited about our library system and have a stack of books for rest every day!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Animal Drawing~

Need an idea for busy hands while listening to read alouds?
Have everyone grab an animal book and draw~
 Everyone is growing SO much in their drawing skills~
Keepsakes for sure!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Lots of state learning going on here~
and listening to stories read by older sisters!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Afternoon Muses~

Learning is never done around here.
Even in the afternoons during outside time, these kiddos can be found
making feather collection notebooks~
And drawing elephants from drawing books.
LOVE watching them all bloom on their own timeline!!!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fun Friday~

First up was Free Writing Frenzy~
Then we watched our Family Movie because we won't be home tonight.
A great Fun Friday!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New Handicrafts~

EK and SJ love making all kinds of things with bands~
 and the younger kids needed their own handicraft to busy themselves while I read to them~
We chose pearler beads and they are a huge hit.
The big girls used to do these when they were little too...
I guess this craft has stood the test of time! :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Poetry Teatime~

We planned our Poetry Teatime around all the delicious apples we picked at the apple farm~
 We made yummy apple turnovers~ SUPER simple:
Roll out crescent rolls, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, place an apple slice, roll, spray with butter, and sprinkle again. Bake until golden brown and serve with sweet tea~
A delicious morning!!!

Monday, October 3, 2016

The K Girls~

Here are just a few of the discovery things I have set up for the girls this week~

No expectations and great results!!!