Okay, so- I just realized something:
I need to be better at taking "regular" photos.
Sometimes my brain only thinks in "photo shoot" mode,
and then, when it comes time to post about our school week-
I realize I don't have many photos to share with you.
Part of the problemo is definitely in my head-
I wanna make every picture frame-worthy (d'oh!)
and the other problemo is the fact that I've had my zoom lens on my camera.
The zoom lens makes it difficult to take pictures at a close range.
Sooo, when I try to snap a picture of our school day,
I pretty much have to stand in another room, or on a chair, or...
well, you get the picture!
It's time for me to change my camera lens and
stop stressing over the "quality" of pictures I take;
that way, I can share more fun adventures with you- yahoo!!
We got super artsy this week,
and it was fun.
The boys doodled a giant pumpkins and then went paint-crazy with them.
We wrote mini stories to go with them too.
Here is The Green Owl's (4) story.
He wrote his name and the word "GROW."
And here is the Fantastic Okapi's story.
He decided to try a "fancy 'a'" at the end. Heh.
We've moved into double digit math which is super exciting. And fun!
So far, it's been pretty basic (10 + __)
We visited my parent's last night, and on the way home,
the Fantastic Okapi told me that Grandpa taught him some new math.
He said he could add by 20s.
I decided to quiz him,
and it just about knocked my socks off
when I realized he could add bigger numbers (like 20 + 50, 70 +10)
We haven't "officially" learned that in school yet. GOOD stuff.
In other news, I scored these AWESOME math giraffes
at a thrift store today for a whopping .25 cents.
An entire box of math giraffes. Um, AWESOME!
Basically, you spin the circle, add it to then number with the + sign,
and then flip it over to check your answer.
Both of the boys love them.
In Social Studies, we continue to learn about the pilgrims early struggles.
We're also continuing to read our chapter book about Squanto.
(I think we'll finish it this week)
We mastered some "tricky" spelling words.
(gave, have, save, made,etc)
I thought they would be trickier than they actually ended up being, though.
It was a nice "treat" to zip through them.
We had a few foggy days this week,
so we learned about fog a bit.
We took time to play in it, too.
We baked some yummy bread.
Every week, the Fantastic Okapi arranges
Mr. Mustard Seed's NFL football helmets.
He makes each team face off against it's opponent.
He also finds each team on a map,
and measures how far the team will travel.
He always lets us know which team is travelling the furthest.
(I WILL take photos of this for week 10. Promise!)
And, we did some good ol' trick or treating.
In the pouring rain.
Seriously. It rained cats. And dogs. And even a few chickens.
The boys had fun mixing and matching their costumes.
(They have a huge collection of dress up clothes)
I present to you: Ninja-Pirate-Super hero and Ninja-Knight!
The niftiest ninjas you ever did see!
Our homeschool will be on a vacation next week.
We're very far ahead in our curriculum,
so we're going to pace ourselves a bit.
We'll do some real life learning.
(The learning never stops!)
I'll be sure to take photos.
Thanks for taking a peek into our week.