Our life in books

This is our eigth year of homeschooling and I finally got around to blogging about our adventures a few years ago.
I love the path that God has us on.
We get to enjoy the lightbulb moments in educating our children and have quite a few of them ourselves.

We are starting Exploration to 1850's this school year, 2012-2013 using My Father's World curriculum.
Rome to the Reformation,
Exploration to the 1850's and NOW.........

Below is the week by week of lessons for this year if you'd like to start at the beginning.
There is also a handy LABELS area that you can peek through to find a specific lesson.

Week by Week - MFW: Creation to the Greeks

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Obelisks in Egypt- Wk 13

Egyptian Pharaoh's built obelisks as monuments to their reign or conquests. They would be sculpted from granite and carved with descriptions of battles, scenes of their life or events of historical significance.
My students each made one depicting something that we have been studying. 
Mackenzie and Everett chose the 10 commandments from Exodus 20 and Harper chose to 'carve' the 10 plagues of Egypt.

 Pretty cute drawings to accompany the lists.
I suppose these were the first photo albums and since I just finished the 2009 Pam Family album, I can surely appreciate the amount of effort that it took to make these. 
I doubt my albums will be around 5000 years from now but here's hoping.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Field TRIP!! Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in LA.

 Perched on the steps waiting for the doors to open.
 Once inside, the first things you see are the skeletons of a triceratops and a T-Rex and a cute little guy in a derby hat.
The full size papa Polar bear was not intimidating to these explorers.

 The Dinosaur Experience was impressive, 
part puppet, part costume, totally cool.

 All the boys were wearing hats which made them easy to spot, not to mention too cute!
 The girls are enjoying a little break next to the mama Polar bear.
 I try to get in one picture to prove that I was there among the beasts.

Story time ended our day
I got a little cuddle time with the daughter who is pining away for a bunny for Christmas

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Down on the Farm

I just love a gorgeous Fall day at the Farm.
 An hour's drive with beautiful vistas along the way and we arrive at this.............

 Just try to pick a favorite:

A combine slide:
 A prize winner....
Mackenzie brushed a pygmy goat with extra care.
 After our IL experience with a corn maze (think hot, dusty, thirsty, LOST and not on an island) , it took some extra special convincing that this was a good idea. 

 However, we got our provisions, stayed positive...........

Stuck together...........

AND made it out alive! To the top!

Looks like we need a few more monsters in the family to complete the pictures.

This is the one mom!

A few over here too!

These giant ones make good recliners.

Watch this Mom!

The tractor ride put the farm on display for us, sunflowers, giant gourds, raspberry bushes, avocado trees and citrus to envy. 
Makes  my poor little lemons on my tree look pathetic.
Harper loved every moment and asked if we could come back tomorrow.