Friday, November 25, 2016

Peek At Our Thanksgiving Week


     We didn't do a full week of school so I am just counting this as a few days not a week. Besides our wonderful Thanksgiving we did some regular school on Monday and Tuesday. 

     Fox has had fun using the new Lego Crazy Contraptions. I was very leery on trying this book since the last lego book was just impossible unless I bought so many more pieces. So far this has been working out. He made something that resembled a hand held mixer and a grabber. It was neat to see the way things work together. 












     I am amazed I managed some pictures of him with a shirt on! Damian enjoyed making brain sludge out of vinegar and milk. 






Friday, November 18, 2016

Peek At Our Week 12

     The week before Thanksgiving!!! It was a pretty full week even with pottery on a break. Skyler is still working away with her minecraft journal from The Thinking Tree. She is learning all about mining, rocks, minerals and anything else that we can throw in there to go along with it! She also started a new writing book again from The Thinking Tree








      1/4 of the way through the school year and I am still loving The Thinking Tree products! 




     I am fairly sure that she must have her cats nearby to do any school work. The little black kitten was suppose to be a "find a home for kitten" well she is of course in love so looks like he has a new human. 



     This a writing project in her minecraft journal. She is learning all the different types of salt mining.








Friday, November 11, 2016

Peek At Our Week 11


     The week seemed to fly for us. This is the week that we get a new president so I thought I would give the kids a bit of background on elections. I don't follow politics, I really dislike the whole bit of it and whatever I did learn in school has long since been forgotten. The elections this year could not be ignored since Trump and Hilary spark such massive emotions in people. 

We got out the Amanda Bennet Elections study and the boys got to work. For Skyler I just added a book to her pile of reading for the day. 



I got this book years ago on a clearance sale and forgot I owned it. "America The Making of a Nation" This book is one of those interactive type things it has pull out pieces and such. I truly enjoy these types of books. It seems they were a big deal then kinda faded out but we still have quite a few of them and we still enjoy them.



So of course the library with their amazing internet was a must!






We also worked on Skylers piper computer. This is a wonderful project and for us quite challenging. The forum community for the piper has been a huge plus in this project and anyone who gets one should surely use this. 






Skyler managed to do a Fall project and a crystal growing project this week.















The boys are both waiting on things to be shipped so they didn't get to any projects this week. My kids of course had fun doing school with their animals though!










Well that about wraps up our week. Hope everyone else has had a good one and not too many people are crushed over the elections results!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Peek At Our Week 10!


What a busy week! Two  field trips, school and me working! I think we accomplished quite a bit though! Not many projects this week sadly. Skyler and Fox both started their new journals though!! Massive excitement there.



I am so thrilled to say I actually helped edit this book and make up a few writing prompts! Now my daughter gets to use it!

She was also thrilled with her new computer class....



This was too perfect not to have together! This is a piper minecraft computer and it is awesome!!! This was something she couldn't wait to sit down and make her brother help put it together.












Those blueprints are HUGE! I am so excited for Skyler to use the minecraft book! We have been waiting a long time for this!




Damian did do a little unit about baking soda for a project this week. We didn't totally slack!



Fox had his pick between a few different journals and I was kinda surprised he didn't pick minecraft as well.





Every year the Stephen Foster park has a old timey kinda day so we went this year and after a few pictures and a few minutes all my kids were just ready to go! It was horribly crowded and my kids just weren't feeling it!!

We did stop by to see the amazing pottery teacher though! She is our favorite by far. We also watched them make cane syrup because that never gets old either.




We came home and spent the afternoon decorating for Fall. 








Skyler had to make a little fairy garden of course!

We also got to stop at homeschool park day with awesome friends! 



It was wonderful that this little cutey from the highway managed to score a great home as well. Strays are my weakness so I am almost always looking to home a puppy!



I was very impressed to receive this from my oldest childs' college. I am a proud momma!!




We finished our week with the history museums astronomy day. This happens once a year and it is always fun. It is almost an hour drive so it was even more fun getting half way there only to hear Skyler say, she forgot her shoes! We found some flip flops at Dollar General and had a great night together.





This artwork is also 3-D and it is amazing.



This cool guy told us all about how they are growing plants in space.



We had such a full week and such a fun time! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

A peek At our week 9!

Well our week started with a warning from my oldest!



Apparently the night before she didn't know how to kill the bug, so she trapped the bug and left us a warning. She is such an inventive girl!

This was Skylers last week with her Kitty Doodle journal. She was sad but excited to move on to a new theme. Next week she starts MINECRAFT! 





This was also her last week with space. She made a Mars Rover. 




We attempted a cool rocket only to find the pieces broken after we put it together, that was disappointing!







We made a telescope as well!








She made some constellations on the bathroom wall.




We also played with solar beads to show how the sun can change the color of certain things.







In pottery she painted her egg cooker and her pumpkin patch!




She did a BOO Halloween program where she volunteered as a helper! I am so proud of this. It is helping so much with her speaking skills, communication and team work! I adore our little library and the lady who runs all the programs. 










They put on this amazing shadow puppet show! It was adorable and I am so thrilled Skyler was allowed to help in that! It was based on the book called "Oh Yeah".




Fox is in between his journals right now waiting to pick a new one, so he is using pages from what was left of the Aspergers journal. 





Since he is learning about solar power he made some solar robots!











Damian is still moving on. Not totally thrilled but still trudging through! He has also started using the Dyslexia Games again because I am thinking it helped with concentration and handwriting.




This week he whipped up some devils food cupcakes from scratch! I was not fond of them but the kids sure were!












You have to excuse the messy house but, we live here! The other kids had no problem helping Damian either of course!! I feel this was a pretty quick light week! It is my first week back at any type of job so it has been a learning experience for us all!