Monday, February 16, 2009

Take me to your leader...

I just have to laugh at the things Lola gets up too...

Monday, February 9, 2009

Homeschooling is so tough

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. ~ Jane Austen

For those of you who do not know what verdure means, simply put it is the greenness, especially of fresh, flourishing vegetation. (ok I admit I looked it up!)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Basket Case....

I love using baskets around my home. Ideal for keeping items that we are using in one place and I think they look nice too.

This basket on Saharna's desk has all her readers for this term in it.

This is MY 'quiet corner! In my basket you will find my Bible, prayer journel, note book, pens, highlighter, a couple of my devotional books and some other book I am reading.

This is our nature basket with all the items we keep in there. Our reference books, magnifying glasses, binoculars, compuss and our nature journals.

I even have a basket for our baby girl. I keep her books in there and some toys. We use this basket for her when we are homeschooling.

Last basket is for all our library books. (So I know where to find them when it comes time to take them!)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Inborn sense of wonder

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder... he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in."

~ Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder.

A brand New School Year...

Well not to miss out on the obligatory 'first day of school photo'... here it is…

Ahhh my studious children…
(what you don’t realise is that the intensity on their face is not them concentrating on the work at hand... Oh no it’s a race for them to finish their work in the vain hope that Mum will let them play the play station!)

Lots and lots of Bubbles

We had our first Creation Science club meeting last week. The theme for the morning was on Bubbles. A general chat about what is a bubble, what makes a bubble, how do bubbles get their colours etc, etc... Who knew there was so much to learn about bubbles.

Then came the fun part - making bubbles...

I think my two have forgotten all the 'scientific stuff' and are now just interested in my bottle of 'Morning Fresh detergent' sitting on my window sill!