A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Our 7th Week of School

As you can see from the picture above, we're still loving our grammar program.

At co op this week, the boys finished up their faux batik shirts from last week with a generous application of paint.

We were told to bring them home and leave them out in the hot Sacramento sun for 2 days and then wash them.

I captured Paul quizzing Josiah on the California Driver's Handbook.  Looks like learning to me!

We did a couple fun art projects at home this week, too.

Katie has been doing some work with colors and liquids (Montessori By Mom review coming soon!)
and we ended up "bird-walking" into this one.

The coffee filters actually looked the best when totally saturated by the colored water, so I would pick them up and put them on a sheet of paper to dry.  This was one of those times when I'm glad we have extra miscellaneous science supplies left over from various science kits.  We had enough droppers and pipettes for everyone.

Jack is cutting out an ear.  Our current science has the boys making several multi-layer paper models of various body parts.  They're not crazy about coloring, or these would be pretty cool.

We learned to draw cubes and books this week.  This is Eli's cube.

There was a fundraiser at a local restaurant for Sam's school.  So in the interest of supporting the team, I picked up dinner to go one night.  The next morning, looking at all those containers, a light bulb went off.  Not a huge, energy efficient bulb, but a little Christmas tree bulb.

I had Eli cut off the tops & bottoms of the containers.  (Hence the picture above where he's wearing them all on his arm.)

Then we busted out the sharpies and started drawing.

Our sermon Sunday was about God's sign of the rainbow, so I drew Noah's Ark.

 After baking, our "redneck shrinky dinks" were smaller, thicker, and just about indestructible.

Eli's doing some work online for an upcoming review.

We played a game this week!  Watch for a review of Abundant Harvest, coming soon.

After laundering the boys' shirts, the glue washed out, leaving the outlines of the people figures they'd drawn before painting.  (Jack's guy is upside down on purpose.)

This week in history, we hit the birth of Jesus.  While we've all heard the story, it's very interesting to me to see for the first time the context in which the event occurred.  Augustus Ceasar, Tiberius, Pythagoras...  I'm really enjoying this chronological study of history.  We'll spend the next couple weeks on the life of Christ, then some early Christian history, including Paul's missionary trips.

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  1. How awesome to re-purpose those containers into something creative and fun for the kids! I love ideas like that as I always try to re-purpose instead of throw away!

    1. :) Thank you! Now I'm looking at our trash with a more speculative light. Amazing how much clear plastic packaging our world uses these days.