Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Gingerbread Men In June...

Mr. Boo has just finished reading The Gingerbread Boy in his reader.
I also picked up a free copy of The Gingerbread Man at the homeschool conference.
Well, that means everyone wanted to make gingerbread men for a snack...
So yesterday after our schooltime in the afternoon we worked together and made some...
Boo mixing the wet ingredients
posing for a picture
these two girls went a little wild with the sprinkes
and
unless anyone thinks it all went so smoothly
this little girl had to sit in her high chair after she...
dumped the spaghetti noodles out in the pantry
pulled the raisins off of the table
grabbed a nicely decorated gingerbread woman and gave her a squeeze:-) 





Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Nature Study Happens Almost Everyday

With these two boys of ours...
nature study happens almost everyday.
They are always bringing something home to observe for a day.
Just lately we've been able to observe a...
a cicada that had just emerged...
This was actually spotted by Miss LouLou but her bubbas were not afraid to grab it!
an Eastern Box Turtle found by Boo while he was picking blackberries...
a squirrel that the boys caught in the live trap baited with chicken feed...
this little fellow added a lot of excitement to our day
and of course we did not lose an opportunity to record our findings in our nature notebooks...
this enormous bullfrog was in the middle of the road when we were coming home one night...
daddy and the boys let the girls out and went back to find him. 
Mr. Opossum was another find in the live trap and also their first catch...
so fun
 Nature study has added such a fun element to our learning time together.
The nature notebooks they are working on have already become such a treasure to them.
 All other lessons have a time out when an item for nature study is found so we can focus on enjoying God's creation together;-)