We recently walked across one of our favorite trails.
The weather was perfect.
We certainly couldn't resist doing school at the park!
Here are the sugars, on their way across the trail:
As soon as we crossed the other side of the trail,
we found our favorite reading rocks, and started reading.
(Yep, it's true, we have favorite rocks!
They're great for picnicking and for reading.)
After reading for a bit, we scored ourselves a picnic table.
Mr. Sunshine worked on spelling while BW doodled some fantastic doodles.
After we finished some school, we enjoyed the day.
There's a replica Indian mound near the park.
Before crossing the trail to head home,
we read about the mound,
and the history of Little Lake Butte Des Morts.
We learned that Butte Des Morts means "hill of the dead" in french.
Our local school is called "Butte Des Morts."
If we weren't homeschooling,
my boys would be going to "Hill of the Dead Elementary."
We scored an awesome math game at our favorite thrift store.
I always love finding the perfect thrifty treasure at the perfect time.
We've been playing this game before math.
I love when I'm able to make learning fun.
Mr. Sunshine recently mastered adding with carrying.
Next week we will begin learning about borrowing with subtraction.
Here's a picture of math in action, without carrying.
Our friend, over at Simple Joy Crafting
recently told us about an awesome free resource.
We signed up right away and were surprised to receive this
gigantic box of fun in the mail a few days later:
I plan to write a review of this sometime soon.
My friend shared a bit on her blog- if you're interested,
you should visit her blog.
Be sure to let her know if you stop by.
Some of you may know I'm a letter writer.
I've been sending mail since I was in 5th grade.
I've had a postcrossing account for awhile,
but haven't really used it much.
I've never been a big postcard collector.
(I'm more about the letter writing!)
I recently decided to give the boys my postcrossing account.
They were excited to receive their first postcards this week.
I plan on using them as a border for their bulletin boards.
I hope to write an informative post about postcrossing sometime this month.
It's a fabulous site; safe, secure and really quite wonderful.
Mr. Sunshine received this postcard from Malaysia.
The sender wrote a story about the postcard on the back,
comparing it to Peter Pan.
We enjoyed reading about it.
A few days later, BW received this postcard from Spain.
The sender wrote some fun Galacian words on the back,
which was neat to see.
We've been keeping busy with our Bible studies, too.
The boys recently drew portraits of someone with a joyful face.
BW drew himself, and Mr. Sunshine drew me!
Mr. Mustard Seed recently did some bat science
with the boys on the trampoline.
"Grrr" to me, though, because I can't seem to find the photos.
If they happen to show up, I'll share them in an upcoming post.
Well, that's all for now, folks!
I have lots to share with you in the near future.
In homeschooling news,
I'll be sharing a bunch of field trips (corn maze, apple picking, deer park),
a review of the amazing Stamps Teach resource,
and an informative post on Postcrossing.
In "10,000 Reasons," I plan on sharing a personal post about certain situations God has used in my life to grow my trust in Him, and how His plan is always greater than man's plan.
And, in "Oh, Happy Day!" I plan on sharing a book review.
I'm quite excited to share these things with you, my friends!
While you wait for my upcoming posts,
why don't you comment with a sentence or two,
sharing a recent joy in your life.
I'd love to hear about it!