Hannah had to make a leprechaun trap for school over the weekend. We started with a little shoebox, which Hannah painted black.
I set Brianna to work finding some "gold" to entice our leprechaun. She came up with some beads and a little trophy, and glitter glue. Then Brianna drew lines on construction paper so Hannah could cut strips for the rainbow. I used packing tape to hold the rainbow together from the back.
I wrote her name in glitter glue in the lid, and Hannah wrote about how she made her trap and how it works. There's something very cute about elementary kids' writing.
And here's my girl with her finished product, ready to take it to school and share about it in front of her class.
Meanwhile, in other news, Katie has learned how to use and enjoy Hannah's Leap Pad. They've got Kai Lan and Little Pim Chinese on there, along with some other educational stuff, so I don't mind her using it a little once in a while, but it's weird to me how young kids start with technology these days. Hannah uses computers at school in first grade.
Lukey had a new shirt that says, "Irish Pandas Eat Clover." His transition meeting with the school district was Wednesday, and I think it went well. We have an appointment for his assessment in June, and his IEP meeting in July, and school starts in August. He'll be fitted for a wheelchair next month for transport to & from school on the short bus.
This is Luke's shirt. Eli saw it when it came in the mail and decided it was such a great shirt he wanted it. Yes, my 12 year old son stuffed himself into the 2 year old's shirt. That's a clover he's posing with. Little ham.
Brianna made corn muffins on St. Patrick's Day and dyed one of them with green food coloring. She has started a new review product we'll be telling you about soon.
Here are the boys' actual St Patrick's Day shirts. If Eli's shirt looks familiar, it's because you saw it in February.
We read our new book, God's Amazing World, together on St Patrick's Day. Have you entered to win your copy? We're also working on a new audio book, about a homeschooling family, and we're enjoying it just as much as we did our Stories of the Pilgrims audio book, or The Golden Goblet, that we listened to during our Egyptian studies.
This week, I also happened to catch Miss Hannah napping. School can be exhausting, and some days, she can use a little rest in the afternoon. Note to self: Buy the child some new socks.
Precious girl. I wouldn't think it would be comfy to sleep with glasses on.
We learned to draw stick figures this week.
We tried the rectangle approach and the hot dog approach.
This week, we got our art supplies order for an art curriculum review that we're really looking forward to. The book didn't show up until after Friday's school day was finished, or we'd have already started it. We have several fun reviews in the works right now.
We're going to be making Greek pots, so I asked the kids to make sketches to come up with ideas of what they wanted to paint on the finished pots once they're done. (Above is Brianna's)
Jack did a great sketch of the Trojan Horse.
Eli works on his enunciation, pronunciation, and projection skills, reading from 2 Kings.
And Brianna practices her good posture (or not) while she works on math. She has completed the timed math drills in addition, subtraction, and multiplication that I've got the kids doing on Xtra Math. She's looking forward to finishing division and being done with those. The boys are both still working on addition. Speed is a challenge.
Notice anything different about Eli? He's sporting a new 'do. Last time I cut his hair, he decided to keep a stripe. It suits his personality, but I'm hoping it's one of the more short lived styles.
Our classroom has the sounds of German and Spanish continuing from our Mango Languages, but we've also added an Aussie accent with a new math program Eli is using on the computer. We'll be letting you know more about that next month.
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