Homeschool Creations

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Drawing Class

Friday, the weather hadn't warmed up quite enough yet to go out in shorts (like the kids wanted to) so I had them sit down in front of the patio door, gave them pencils and paper, and asked them to draw me something that they saw outside.

Laurianna drew a great picture of one of my plant stands and pots on the deck.

McKenna drew a little of everything: the table, the umbrella, a chair, the truck across the street, a house...because variety is the spice of life!

Zachary drew the table (and this is verbatim): "This is to the left, and this is to the right...(and then I asked what this large oval shape on the paper was)..."and that's the whale. He got lost in our backyard."

Who could have known? I completely missed seeing that hanging around the backyard.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spring Poems..

While visiting another homeschool blog the other day, Walking by the Way, the mom mentioned having her son write a poem for spring. So in turn, I had all three of our kiddos sit down to write or dictate a poem about spring to me. They each titled their poem by themselves. :)

by Laurianna

I hear spring when the birds sing in the trees.
I smell spring when the flowers bloom.
I feel spring when the wind blows.
I see spring in everything.

Springtime Fun
by McKenna

I feel the wind blow on me and it feels good.
I smell the flowers in the spring.
I see the pretty green leaves in the spring.
I hear the birds singing to me and I see the beautiful blue sky.

Spring, Spring, Spring
by Zachary (short but sweet)

Birdies singing.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

4 Weeks and Counting...

Only 4 more weeks of school left. The kids are excited. I'm excited....and actually excited for a break so that I can start planning next year's curriculum. :) Sad, but true. I'm ready to move on and start working on something fresh.

Co-op is officially finished - just one more "special" program in a few weeks, but otherwise our Fridays are now free too.

We are going to fit in a few more lapbooks though too before the end of the year, since during these last few weeks the girl's load is getting a little lighter. They are happy to hear that!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Flat Mary visited Oklahoma

One of my friends, Alison, was gracious enough to host Flat Mary for a few days at her house in Oklahoma. She returned to our house yesterday along with a note and pictures from their family:

"We most certainly have enjoyed our time with Flat Mary! While here in Oklahoma, we took Mary on an excursion to the Wichita Mountains (just big hills in comparison to the White Mnts. or the Smokey Mnts.!!!). We went to the Holy City, home of the longest running outdoor Passion Play. We took Mary up the mountain. We climbed over rocks and stumbled over cactus!

We even saw a stone that was found in Jerusalem and is now preserved in a monument at the Holy City.

We also took Mary to see a monument that is dedicated to all of those who lost their lives at the Oklahoma City bombing. With tears in our eyes we reviewed all of what we know about that attack with Flat Mary. When the bombing took place in 1995, it was the largest terrorist attack that had ever taken place on American soil. 168 people were killed and 19 of them were children. You can learn more about this at .

We hope and pray that she makes it home safely! Thanks for sharing her with us."