Thursday, January 29, 2009

Letter C

Boy, I haven't posted in a very, very long time. If you read my other blog you will already know that my husband lost his job on January 12th. We have covered the Letter C and the Letter H. I don't have many pictures because our camera is barely working these days. But, when we were covering the Letter C the children read a story called The Story of Ferdinand. They enjoyed the book and they even acted out the parts. They then chose this picture from the book.....

The children then painted their version of the picture. Here is Big T's.....

And here is Sweet E's picture.

And since Beloved has been home he has been a great help in our art department. Here is his version. I loved it so much it is now hanging up on the wall in our living room. :-)

So...there is a short version of what has been done. I hope to do much better in the coming weeks of keeping up with our school lessons. :-) Blessings to you all

Friday, January 9, 2009


and upward! No...that doesn't sound right. LOL But we are moving on with our school work. We started with the letter C yesterday and may I say, I don't think this was a good week to start my new "diet." LOL :-) For, with the letter Cc, we learn about Cows. Yep...cows. Here is a picture of the children working on their Cc flashcards yesterday.

Even Little E got his school work done. He loves playing with these stacking pegs. He had to have at least a peg in every hole and if he didn't like how the color scheme was looking he would pull that peg out and replace it with another color until he found the look he was going for. :-)

At one point he gave me this look like, "Really Mama? I am trying to concentrate here."

But then was the fun day. They got to make butter all by themselves (Well, I did have to help just a little.) We don't have access to milk from our very own cow. Don't think the neighbors would appreciate it. ;-) But using the cream from unhomogenized milk would work......but I like to leave that in with our milk. So I purchased some cream separately, we put it in a jar with a tight lid, and went to work! The children loved shaking the jar.

Checking to see if it is ready......

Nope...needs some more shaking, so Little E decided he needed to take matters into his own hands.

But then he realized he really wasn't big enough to do this, so he passed it back off to his brother.

Looks like we finally have butter!

Poured off the butter milk and.....

Spread some fresh butter onto crackers. Yummy! The children loved it, but I had to cut them off. Didn't want them downin' the whole batch we just got done making.

See, I told you this was the wrong week to start. One of the next lessons we are supposed to have a "dairy" party. We bought three different kinds of cheese, yogurt, some unhomogenized milk, and of cream sandwiches. Yummy. Why...oh why did it have to be this week. LOL!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Week G

The children learned the letter Gg this week and the topic was goats. We didn't get a lot into goats in general, but more of farm animals and babies and their mamas. I know this post is ridiculously short, but it's all I got. :-) Yesterday the children worked on puzzles. Big T is working on a puzzle that pairs up the mother's with the babies and Sweet E has a block puzzle with 6 different possibilities for pictures of baby animals. Tomorrow we start the letter Cc and Cows. Then the week after is Hh and horses. So these three weeks are all tied together with farm animals.