Another great week in the books!
Monday: kids had a lesson in money (talked about my paycheck, taxes taken out, different kinds of bank accounts, paying for things via cash, checks, debit, credit, then deposited the check at the bank), they have been writing letters and sending packages weekly at the post office, and we went to the library.
Tuesday: kids had speech, I subbed at DDC - perfect day to sub as it was staff's Thanksgiving dinner day. :)
Wednesday: The kids and I went to Krannert and saw Me and My Shadow theatre production. It was charming and creative. I have no pics from the performance since photography is prohibited. Here is a clip from youtube I really enjoyed it.
We walked across the street to Spurlock and spent some time wandering around there. Below are some pics from there.
|Zane immediately recognized Venus de Milo (larger statue) He used this in his rocks and minerals presentation for his 4H project as an example of marble.|
|In our science studies, we are learning about biomes. In this experiment, we were learning about estuaries, where fresh water meets saltwater.|
|demonstration of estuary|
For art this week, we learned more about Salvador Dali. We did a couple art projects,bt here are the pics I took.
|Iris's Dali inspired project|
|our sweet puppy coming in to visit us|
Thursday: homeschool group - owl pellets, lunch out.
|met up with our homeschool group to dissect owl pellets. Lots of fun and interesting.|
|First snow of the season|
|I made this for them to hang out in while on the front porch|
|another place to hang out on the porch|
|we cleaned out the garage and turned the entire building into a chicken coop. The chickens have been enjoying the extra inside area to stay in when it is tool wet or cold.|
|still getting lots of eggs|
|took out a half wall where their small coop was in the back of the garage. Their entry way can be seen on the left bottom corner.|
|along the south wall, we kept a small enclosed area, where we can put a brooder when we get small chicks.|
Life is good on the farm. Brian is taking vacation time this next week and we have started cleaning and sorting through junk. Looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner and a more relaxed week. Have a great week.