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

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Science: plant dissection, root study

Plant dissection: perfect spring project

Sadly I don't have a blooming flowers in our garden/yard (yet) so we borrowed some from our neighbors abundant camellia bushes. Mostly just the ones that had already fallen to the ground ;-)
The kids loved taking each piece off the stem, taping it to the paper and labeling it.  We also used food dye to color flowers and demonstrate the vascular system in these plants. The flower tips were blue in a few hours. The celery took more time- 6 -12 hours before we saw color on the leaves.

The frog and the dragon

The frog and the dragon

Our local library had a drawing contest in the month of April. We entered three pieces of artwork and two were winners! Harper and Everett received 2nd and 3rd place and some goodies to go along with the joy. 

On a related note, we've been studying the French Revolution and Harper drew this for her history notebook to remember the details.