|Dyed Easter Eggs|
We dyed eggs and had a nice Easter teatime, but the camera ate the pictures of the teatime, or rather the video card died with pictures on it.
|Katie's Origami Bunny Boxes|
Katie has been really enjoying exploring a new art form for her -origami.
|They are filled with jelly beans.|
|Katie's paper Easter Lillies|
|Katie's origami goat she designed herself.|
The most exciting part is that she is beginning to design her own creations!
Lastly, I wanted to thank you all for putting All Things Beautiful in the Top 10 Best Thrifty Homeschool Blogs of 2012. It means a lot to us!
Science and Nature Study
The boys finished their zoo habitat display models. I was really pleased at how they turned out. They worked hard on them and showed how much they had learned.
We learned about the mosquito and kind of blend of nature study and science.
Sam worked on algebra problems with x's on both sides of the equations.
Fiesta Time!: The End of our Mexican Restaurant math study
As the last project, and a celebration for the end of this math unit, we had a Mexican Fiesta, which included math activities before, during and after the fiesta. During the feast the boys acted as waiters and took orders from the members of our family and wrote each person up their own bills. The camera ate those photos, too.
HistoryWe did a lot of history this week. While Sam learned about the Sino-Japanese War and the Irish Potato Famine, the younger boys worked on various history-related projects.
James finished putting together and painting his model of the Titanic. I added these pictures to our post on our study of the Titanic.
World War I
|This activity comes from Homeschool in the Woods' Timetraveler series, "The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression."|
My plan was for us to make trenches in our sand pile, but the weather was a bit too cold for that, so we put that off, hoping it will get warmer soon. Meanwhile we learned about the weapons of World War I.
We made eight little booklets on the Military Weaponry of WWI: Artillery, Airplanes & Aircraft Carriers, Submarines, Zeppelins, Chemical Warfare, Trench Warfare, The Tank and Ships. We were supposed to glue in the booklets a write-up about each of the categories, but I didn't think they would get much out of that so I had them make notes on what they learned about each of these in the booklets.
Depression Era Cooking
- DK World War I
- George Washington: Spymaster, Thomas Allen
- Sailing from Byzantium: how a lost Empire shaped the world, Colin Wells
- Ghost Town at Sundown, Mary Pope Osborne
- Tea Parties with a Purpose, Bobbie Wolgemuth
- How to spot Hawks and Eagles, Patricia and Clay Sutton
- Duel of the Ironclads: the Monitor vs. the Virginia, Patrick O'Brien
- Projects for Easter and holiday activities, Jean Cooke
- The Secret world of Spy agencies, Susan Mitchell
- Islam: worship, festivals and ceremonies from around the world, Trevor Barnes
- How to Talk to your cat, Jean Craighead George
- Shep: our most loyal dog, Sneed Collard, III
- Can you find it, too? Search and Discover More Than 150 Details in 20 Works of Art, Judith Cressy
- ZooLand, part 8: Displaying Animals
- Zooland, part 9: How Zoos Get Their Animals
- Nature Study #105: Mosquitoes
- Fiesta Time!
- Weekly Wrap-Up by Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- Collage Friday by Mary at Home Grown Learners
- Hammock Tracks at
- No Fear HSHigh at The Daisyhead
- Friendship Friday at Living and Learning with Our New Normal