Friday, April 21, 2017

Science and Nature~

Most likely you can find us reading lots of Science and nature on Wednesday and Thursday~
 Our spine for Science has continued to be interesting and then springing from there with the books to the right!

This week we printed a crab to label parts, watched A House for Hermit Crab~

I keep all our Science books in a tray on the hearth for reading whenever they choose~


I like keeping a record of their Friday Free Writes so here they are~



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Nature Study~

Today we pulled many of favorite nature books and read an assortment of things~

Right outside our kitchen a tulip had bloomed so we picked, dissected, and sketched~

Then we were off to beautify our yard~
 Came in for fresh strawberries and a story~
 More yardwork~

Then a picnic lunch with an afternoon in the pool~


I'd say it was the perfect Nature Study day!!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Poetry & Popcorn Tuesday~

Today it was just TOO beautiful to stay in for poetry time so we took it out to our table~

Everyone chose a poem to read and enjoyed their popcorn~

Then we chose passages for our copy work~
Nothing like sitting out in nature birds chirping all around while we work.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Art Monday~

On Mondays we pull our artist study and choose something to draw~

Here are the beautiful masterpieces they created today~

Afterwards I heat up the laminator and laminate for their~

Art Portfolios~
 Which they LOVE flipping through every single Monday!!!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Writing at the Beach~

We tried to sketch and write in our nature journals while we were at the beach~
Today Calla drew her very first self portrait all by herself
and I thought it was adorable!!!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Schooling at the Beach~

The only things I brought to the beach were a few ocean books, new watercolor pencils, two pocket microscopes, and nature journals
then left it up to them~

 Finding treasures on the beach is always the best~
 SJ drew us on the beach when we first got here~
 Crabs and sharks teeth~
 New lego kits~

 Crabs and jellyfish~
 Shells, shells, shells~
 Drawing in nature journals~

 And an afternoon with The Wizard of Oz since it's cloudy and we just finished this read aloud~
I'd say they are capable of schooling themselves her at the beach!!!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Free Write Photo Friday Frenzy~

Today for Free Write I asked each child to choose a photo from my camera roll
of something they wanted to remember always and I printed them~
 Then I set our 5 min timer for thinking time and then again for writing.
Even Calla joined in~
 Their stories were beautiful and certainly wonderful memories forever~
 The next thing was author chair share...
everyone read their story and we celebrated~
Ended the morning with lots activities.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

An Egg is Quiet~

We checked out lots of spring books from the library recommended by Sarah @ Read Aloud Revival
and one of them was An Egg is Quiet.
I also saw this cute bird and egg activity and Evie begged to make it so...
 Such a great book~
 We glued them into our journals and made a pocket for the patterns we traced~
in case they would like to make more on their own.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Poetry Teatime~

We ordered Brain Boosting Herbal Tea and made it in our big server~
It was a very big hit, especially for Calla~
video
We love Poetry Teatime!!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Learning ALL the Time~

Lots of mornings before we start school, they can be found in the sunroom all together creating something~
 And the day we finished putting in the rocks for table~
 Holly and Evie grabbed our rock books and started matching them up~

 SJ also created her own lean to with sticks~
Learning ALL the time!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

My Little Writers~

Evie chose to sketch in her journal all by herself and~
Calla grabbed a dry erase marker and practiced her writing too.
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Building writing skills is much more than pencil grip. 
Writing on big spaces like sliding glass doors is a favorite around here. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Art Study~

I NEVER tire of my children gathered around our table doing whatever, but making art is a favorite.
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“Every child should leave school with at least a couple of hundred pictures by great masters hanging permanently in the halls of his imagination . . . At any rate he should go forth well furnished because imagination has the property of magical expansion, the more it holds the more it will hold” (Vol. 6, p. 43). ~Charlotte Mason

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bitty Bible Time & Art

While the big kids are in their rooms having their quiet times, I read the Jesus Storybook bible with them~
 Evie is all about an activity and art is her favorite~
 So we mixed colors and painted rainbows.
They LOVED it!!!