Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Art: Mountains

Today we made mountains.  We have been learning about traveling in covered wagons and how easy it was to get lost in the mountains during snow, when the trail was hard to find.  This is part of Unit 30 in our Heart of Dakota curriculum.

Quinn, Clark, and Felicity with their mountains

Thursday, February 14, 2019

2019 Valentines Day

This year for Valentine's Day we packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child to help share the "Love of God" with others.

The pencil sharpener, heart stickers, post-it notes, and erasers were packed in fun ziplock bags.

After adding soap, school supplies, hair stuff, toothbrushes, a wow item, and an item of clothing and bag or Christmas stocking we added the valentine items pictured above (a package of valentines, a cup with hearts, a heart ornament, a packet of verses sharing about love and a valentine craft kit).

Then we finished the box with other small fillers and a card for the recipient.  Here are the participants and their boxes.  A couple others will fill their boxes this evening.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The First 6 Weeks of School in Pictures

July 29:  Back to School Party:  We had our very own circus along with circus food.  See the tags to see which parts the students played.  I didn't take pictures during the event.  Jeff was the ticketmaster and I was in charge of concessions.

July 30:  Building a log cabin to go with Storytime:

Aug. 2:  Roof replacement:

Aug. 3:  OOT  (Opperation Occupy Twins)

Aug. 9:  Kaomi making a switch for her Robotics class

Aug. 16:  Kaomi made a water-bot for Robotics class

We want to play in the pool, too.

Colt want's to be like the big kids. 

Aug. 21:  Eclipse Watching

Aug. 24:  Turkish Shepherd's Meal put on by the 1st and 5th grades.

Sept. 5:  Football with Twins and Full Moon

Sept. 6:  Kent and Katy made Battle Diorama's for their Writing Class

Katy's Battle Diorama

Kent's Battle Diorama

Sept. 7:  Quinn finished learning the lower case letters.  Now he is on to learning about the sounds
                each letter makes.

Sept. 8:  Pink Dragonfly discovery and Covered Wagon Play to go along with storytime.

Sept. 11:  OOT and Does cardboard sledding count for school?

Sept. 13:  Kaomi learning about how rain is made for science class and Dr. Colt

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Life as Recorded by My Phone in August

Colt's first haircut
Kade's first haircut

Jeff giving a lecture

Felicity finished a project she started with Mimi

Colt was "lost" and found in the laundry room
playing with the trash bags.
Kaomi made a water-bot
Okra is growing tall, as off now the tallest are
about 2 ft. taller than in this picture, probably
about 10 ft. tall.

Quinn had his first dentist appointment

Colt went to Sunday School with Suanna and
occupied himself quietly for the whole lesson.


Visit to a park with cousins who were visiting.

All the children in our family, plus a cousin and Riley the dog.

Monday, August 21, 2017

2017 Solar Eclipse

We enjoyed checking out the solar eclipse today.  

We tried several pinhole projectors.

We looked through eclipse glasses.

 We looked at the eclipse through the tree leaves on a piece of paper and on our arms and legs.

 Katy even got the eclipse on her forehead.