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HS Week 15: Autumn Leaves April 13, 2012

Filed under: Homeschooling,Life — Lacey @ 12:10 am

(We did this lesson back in February, so I’m a little fuzzy on the details, but here’s the basic idea of what we did.)

We spent some time reviewing the last couple seasons and weather that we studied, then I introduced the season of Fall/Autumn.  We talked about how the leaves start changing colors and falling, and the weather gets cooler. Then they colored their tree pages: (notice all the different leaves colors)


Next, we made shaving cream leaves. I had printed out leaves (from a coloring page I found on google) on white cardstock.  They cut them out and then dipped them into shaving cream mixed with paint (fall colors).  They used a butter knife to wipe off the excess and then we let them dry. They turned out with some really neat swirls.






And even though it wasn’t even close to Thanksgiving, we still made pinecone turkeys, because of course they go with our fall study!


Next, they took turns doing each of the seasons sesame street puzzles that I happened to have. I actually think that they may have been mine as a kid!




And finally, we ended by practicing our Spanish weather words.  I made cards for each of the 6 weather words.  I used pictures from google images and printed out one for each of the kids.  When we listened to the Spanish weather song, they would hold up the correct card.









We ran out of time to do our Fall Holiday page, so they got to take them home.  Homework’s good, right? Just kidding!


Starting Easter Traditions April 2, 2012

Filed under: God thoughts,Life — Lacey @ 2:46 pm

I really enjoyed doing the Advent calendar with Haddie during the Christmas season. So when I saw some activities on Pinterest to help celebrate the real reason for Easter, I was excited and knew that I wanted to start these this year. Of course I’m starting a little late for some of them (12 day countdown…we only have 7 counting today), but I figured better late than never. Theres still time, so go ahead and start some of these activities this week!

I made this 12 day countdown for us:
12 days of Easter

Here’s our basket:


And here are a few of the eggs:





Each egg has a short scripture to read and an object inside for Haddie to hold while we read so that she can better understand each aspect of the Easter story. I also added a small egg filled with candy for us to enjoy each night.

Here’s another site with some neat Easter activities:
Easter Story Craft a Day

I think I’ll try these next year when I have more time to plan ahead and she’ll enjoy them better. (Maybe we’ll have another addition to our family by then too! By adoption, that is!).

And I really want to make these Resurrection Rolls this year: Resurrection Rolls

And of course we’ll be doing the traditional coloring of Easter eggs and I already have our Easter baskets filled (and hidden). I can’t believe Resurrection Sunday is this week! It snuck up on me way too fast! But it’s guaranteed to be a lot of fun and hopefully be filled with good meaningful moments, too.