Homeschool Creative Highlights:
ARTistic Pursuits and I believe artistic creativeness is shining through. This is Ryan's adorable drawing of dogs from one of his math lessons this week.
Valentine's Day Celebrations:
Cubbies, Jonathan enjoyed a Valentine's party complete with valentine exchange, a heart scavenger hunt around the church and cute crafts. Our older two had special Valentine's activities, too.
|Jonathan was my big helper before co-op. He helped set up our solar ovens and found sticks to prop the lids open.|
In our Growing Up Wild class, a tribal missions focused class I am teaching, we used our solar ovens (made in a previous class) to make a special Valentine's Day treat. The weather was sunny and 52 degrees. I was worried that our treat might not melt well. So, I also brought in a heat lamp, and we experimented with indoor solar oven with heat lamp vs. outdoor solar oven and sunshine. We were surprised that the outdoor treats melted faster and were more gooey than our indoor heat lamp treats! Unfortunately, our bottom row of outdoor treats were invaded by nature--- ants...
We sponsor a nine year old child through Compassion International We got our first letter from her this week, along with this beautiful drawing! It is so special corresponding with this sweet little girl. It warms all of our hearts to be her new friend! Compassion is a wonderful organization. Would you consider pulling a child out of poverty by becoming a sponsor? It costs just a little more than $1 a day ($38 a month). You really will make a difference in the life of a child!
Our newest read aloud:
Our field trip to the circus!
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