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Monday Math Art~

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We've begun a little something new this winter... Monday Math Art.
I googled Math Art and found a few fun ideas~
 These are called Spirolaterals~
Everyone got to choose how they would add the color!!!
Super fun!!!

Play Dough~

Monday, January 30, 2017

Play dough always brings on the smiles, and I upped the love with essential oils~
 Evie had it stuck to her nose pretty much the whole morning.
I laminated names and number cards~
Then we rolled snakes to write them.
Everyone loves this... even the 'big' kids!!!

Beautiful Feet Horse Study~

Friday, January 27, 2017

EK and SJ love Breyer horses and wanted to earn money to buy another.
We had started this horse study way back when it was too hard for them
but pulled it out with a little challenge.
If they would work on it as a team in the afternoons during room time,
I would give them a dollar for each lesson completed (about 4 assignments each).
 They have loved having a goal and money has been a sweet reward.
Their notebooks are beautiful and they have earned almost $15 each~
 Beautiful keepsakes of horse knowledge they are learning~
Love the motivation and diligence from both girls!!!

Sweet Moments to Remember~

It has been a long wait for Calla to be comfortable around Macy, but she finally came around.
Macy was lying on the floor and all of a sudden, Calla jumped down out of my lap~
 and went over to touch Macy's foot.
Before long she was hugging her and now they are best friends!!! Miracle!

I want to remember the little folding parties these sweet ones help each other with~
 Thank you boys for always pitching in where there is need!!!

There is no place like the arms of a daddy~
 Best one in the world right here!

I want to remember the beautiful blanket and birthday gift sent to me by Lori~
 Calla LOVES the blanket!!!

Our winter is looking pretty warm these days and the kids are spending them out~
under their Magnolia tree.
And their feet can be found dangling more than planted on the ground!!!
Sweet moments to Remember for sure!

Notebooking~

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Each week the kids work hard on their Awana memory verses~
 and they copy into the notebooks and draw a picture~

Everyone LOVES our science study right now about ocean animals~
 We read from out book, find a video on YouTube to watch, and notebook about it~

We lit candles, popped popcorn, and read poetry together for Poetry Teatime~
 It's been an awesome week!!!
























Chinese New Year 2017~

Chinese New Year was a great celebration for everyone.
We read all our Chinese books and life books, listened to Chinese music, and listened to stories~
 Everyone dressed in silks and we took photos~

We painted Chinese symbols~
 And glued them to Chinese lanterns we made~


We printed maps of China and found our birth cities~

 And went to eat Chinese @ The Iron Wok~
 We celebrated EK's year of the Rooster and loved it all!!!
Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Chinese New Year 2017

Chinese New Year was a great celebration for everyone.
We read all our Chinese books and life books, listened to Chinese music, and listened to stories~
 Everyone dressed in silks and we took photos~

We painted Chinese symbols~
 And glued them to Chinese lanterns we made~


We printed maps of China and found our birth cities~

 And went to eat Chinese @ The Iron Wok~
 We celebrated EK's year of the Rooster and loved it all!!!
Happy Chinese New Year!!!


CallaAnne 8 Months~

Monday, January 23, 2017

CallaAnne has been in our arms for 8 months today~

And MAYBE I took a few photos of her~
 And really couldn't pare it down more than this~
 Because usually she says no to me taking her photo~
 Today she was in the mood~
So I kind of over did it but isn't she the cutest?

A Sunday with BC~

Sunday, January 22, 2017

We enjoyed a day out with BC!
We took everyone to walk around Bass Pro Shop~
They loved all the animals and BC loved climbing on everything he could find!

We spent the afternoon cheering on the Falcons who have advanced to the Super Bowl!!!

BC says, "ShayShay I need to ask you something."
Okay...
"WHAT DO FALCONS DO?"
Rise Up!!!

Girl Power~

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Evie and Holly were chosen to hold Sparky at Awana Wednesday night, and they LOVED it~
Mimi came over to keep the kids for a little while this morning, and Calla LOVED having her home!!!

Hiding The Word in Hearts~

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Each week we focus on memorizing our verses for Awana~
 We always copy into our journals, draw something, and practice reciting for the group~
It's a beautiful thing!!!

EK~

EK wanted chocolate chip muffins today so I challenged her to read the package~
and bake them herself.
She's not that interested in cooking and baking, but every child needs to learn so she gave it a go!
They were delicious and just in time for our table work time!!!

Calla~

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Calla is always kissing me and putting her face on my face~
Even when she's been barfing groceries and a virus may be in store.
Bless her sweet heart!!!

Ben Curtis Weekend~

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Josh was out of town this weekend so Savannah and BC came to stay with us
and Calla was thrilled~
They had so much fun playing, bubble bathing, and playing some more!
BC was a little sad to leave but we will see him again this weekend at his house.

January Schooling~

Friday, January 13, 2017

Looping is our favorite way to school.
I keep a Reading Basket with all our books and enrichment materials inside.
I've tried the weekly schedule of activities, but I'm finding it is better if we loop them.
On Tuesday we read our art and composer study along with Bible, picture book, science, and history~

When book work is complete, the kids can choose something from our handicraft cart of bands, beads, or looms~

We have loved getting back to our Apologia:Swimming Creatures on the Fifth Day.
We have been learning about whales so found a Whale Documentary to watch and sketched in out nature journals~
Everyone had to write something they learned while watching~

It seems winter brings us back to our kitchen table for schooling~

There is much reading that goes on in a day: Science, library books, bible, geography, and listening to a chapter book on audible~
January is off to a great start!