Monday, 5 May 2008

Some fun school pics

PE in the rain. You don't normally get the chance to do that in school. I initially was just going to let them outside to enjoy watching the rain for a moment, but before long they were begging to go run in it. It didn't really take very long to dry off and get changed either.


I've been reading to Abigail from a book called Living Long Ago. The first section is about clothing, so you can bet she's been pretty interested. After we read about ancient Egyptian clothing, she used the suggestion for making an Egyptian style necklace to make one and put it on her sister. She's also made a medieval pouch (because they didn't have pockets) and an Elizabethan ruff. I don't have pictures of those yet.

It's a little hard to see, but that's a ladybug (ladybird) on the butterfly enclosure. I decided we could watch ladybugs and butterflies go through their amazing changes this year. We've done the butterflies for a few years, but this is the first time we saw one newly out of the chrysalis. It's wings were still crumpled up. It was a really cool thing to watch. Sorry, didn't think to take pictures of that. Below are pics of the girls releasing butterflies into the garden. Aidan released one, too.

And, I just had to include this one, though I'm sorry if you're squeamish. Just think crawfish boil and maybe that'll help. At least I didn't include the earthworm! Alex and Tartan dissected a preserved crawfish and also took apart one Aidan brought home from the church crawfish boil. It was good that he did because some things were easier to identify on the cooked version.

Just a peek into our homeschool- the interesting bits. :)

Trusting in Jesus,
Naomi for the Colliers