This week we learned all about the things God created. What a fun week!
My husband and I split the subjects, and each took turns teaching.
I feel so blessed that he's such a big part of our homeschooling experience.
Pictured above is one of our art projects.
We found a .50 cent puzzle at a thrift store and spent time "dabbing" paint on the pieces.
We used a crumpled up paper bag for the trunk and limbs. I think they turned out really pretty.
(I can't stop starting at them!)
I wrote "God created" with a highlighter, and Ashton had fun tracing over it with a permanent Sharpie.
(Yep, we're brave!)
Our school days last about an hour - two hours each morning, which leaves plenty of extra time for playing, visiting and other fun adventures.
Our "Heart of Dakota" science curriculum. I'm 100% pleased with this purchase!
In fact, I just put the boys to bed about 10 minutes ago,
and I can hear them singing their social studies song about the 7 continents. Hehe.
Jed has been reading the boys a chapter book, Reddy Fox.
He helped Ashton write a note to Reddy, warning him about the dangers of being bold.
Ashton drew a fox and signed his name.
We went on our first field trip with VHS today. We visited an apple orchard.
We enjoyed a tour of the orchard and each of the boys filled a 5 lb bag with apples...
10 lbs of apples for just $4.00!
We've been busy munching away ever since.
(Cortland apples are simply delicious!)
And, of course I saved the cute little bags- they're going to make fantastic envelopes!
We found these cute cookie cutters at Hobby Lobby. ($1.25 total)
Next week, as part of our math lesson, we're going to measure out ingredients to create some dog treats.
I think Willow (who we often call Winnie) and Buddy are going to be quite happy about this!
And, last weekend we ventured to central Wisconsin...
in search of (perhaps) the most difficult rock formation, Rattlesnake Mound.
After much searching, and a few wrong turns, we happened to stumble upon it.
It was absolutely beautiful- somewhat like paradise!
No one else was around... we hiked up and had a picnic between two rock formations, a
nd then enjoyed exploring the mound. Here are a few photos from our little adventure.... Enjoy!
Yep, that's my honey up there!
In a secret cave.
A little slice of heaven.