I am using this post to catch up a bit that's indeed true.
I will be so thankful when this term at school is OVER. *sigh* I love the vivacity of the new instructor in the program and I really think that she is teaching us what we need to know, but we are assigned a tremendous amount of work...I haven't really gotten involved in the study groups because in the past they have just evolved into sessions which are 99% about complaining. Don't get me wrong, I feel overstressed and overworked and upset I can't devote the hours to my other class because my other two classes eat up all my free time, but I also know there is no way to around it. "Cowgirl up" as my dad use to say.
OK, there you have my EXCUSE for not paying as much attention to the blog as I have in the past. Sadly it means I haven't been paying as much attention to the house, family, health, etc. I am trying and that's why I had to make a list of the MUST do things in my life. It has helped me go back and focus on what I need to do and stop those rabbit holes.
We have done and are working on a few fun crafty things. This week (and last) have been on the slow side for homeschool.
We made leaves earlier this November as we learned about the angle of the earth and how it turns and how the angle of the earth makes our seasons. I kept it pretty basic for the discussion.... Basic at 5 is all that is needed. Afterwards, and even during, we cut leaves out of coffee filters and then put them in our garden spinner and used some fun liquid water colors to swirl some autumn leaves for the window. I should note now that if you have any moister at all on your window the paint will leave the filter and you will have white leaves! We learned the hard way. *Laugh*
|Spinning the leaves in a salad spinner|
|In the window|
|Catching rays of sunshine|
I think I also have neglected to share our field trip pictures to the coffee roasters. Look for those shortly as well.
|Our Thankful Turkey 2012|
|Our Bountiful Basket 11/17/12|
|We will be using the Indian Corn to pop as we continue |
on our early American studies The cranberries might end up being used
for stringing with popcorn from the Indian Corn....