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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Our Week - end of February

Somehow, this week turned into a short week, too.  A dentist appointment limited our school time on Monday, and Thursday was spent at Shriners and Friday was a field trip (more on that later).  Still, we are plugging away at our school work, and I feel like we did a decent amount despite the interruptions of life.

We did a mixed media art project over the course of a couple of days.  I wanted to see if tempera sticks would resist similar to crayon, so we drew white designs and then painted over them in liquid watercolors.

Since the tempera didn't resist as much as I had hoped, we simply added to our pictures the next day, making pots of gold from gold origami paper and black contact paper, and using glue and glitter to better define our shamrocks.

Jack didn't make a shamrock on his original picture, so he added some sparkly shamrock stickers to his.

We have been listening to an audio drama, and I found these coloring sheets of King Alfred the Great to go along with our story, so they colored while we listened one day.

If you notice the phonics work on the white board behind the kids, that's from the language arts program we'll be sharing with you soon.

It's a very comprehensive program, but fun, too, as we played bingo this week.

We started a ship art project, but have not finished it yet, so pictures of the complete project will have to wait until next week.

Unless it becomes a UFO (un-finished object) like these pink clay hearts that were going to get dark pink paint in the letters, and have magnets glued to the back, but we never quite finished them before Valentine's day.  Oops.

We started some borax crystals this week.

Paul continues working on the downstairs bathroom makeover.

I snapped this picking Brianna up from soccer practice the other night.  Excuse the streaky windshield.  She is excited to have made the team because she's never played before.  She worked really hard during conditioning.  I'm very happy for her.

Thursday, we spent all morning at Shriners, test fitting the sockets for the girls' new legs.  The finished legs should be done mid-March, and not a moment too soon, either.  Hannah's having a hard time getting her current leg on, since she's outgrown it.

We had friends over to play one day this week.  The baby was fascinated with Luke.

I can't believe February's almost over!  But at the same time, I'm very excited for spring.  We need to get out in the sunshine more.

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  1. I love the borax crystal rainbow! What a cute and festive idea. So many fun St. Patrick's Day things.

    1. Thanks! I found some shamrock cupcake liners in the pantry, so I'm thinking we might do some St Pat's muffins soon. :)