Sunday, December 19, 2010

Homeschool Christmas

Have I ever mentioned how much I love our homeschool friends? They are the best.

Here are just a few pictures from our very laid back, nothing fancy, just the way we like it ChristmasHanukkahKwanzaHolidayFestivus Party.

And yes, Thing 4 is wearing her pajamas. My kids wanted to have a pajama party (because they never get to wear pajamas to school, except on school days ending in "y"), but it didn't work out for the other kids. Never one to be swayed by peer pressure, she had a pajama party anyway. I love that girl.

Doing a little crafting:

Dominos and WalMart catered our shindig:

Happy Break! See you next year!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010


OM 5 Science has us learning about astronomy. In our study of early, practical applications of astronomy by the Egyptians, we learned about sundials. One assignment required Thing 3 to make a sundial and try to tell time with it, checking himself against a clock. It was difficult at first, but he got pretty good at it fairly quickly.

We made this very simple yet effective sundial by placing a pencil in a ball of clay. Every hour, Thing 3 went out and marked the hour with a stone. This sundial goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Easy cheesy! And fun!


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