Monday, March 31, 2008

We started this book for our poetry study last week, it is GREAT! I love haiku's in general, but these are fun and beautiful plus the illustrations are wonderful! The kids are enjoying them quite a bit too, Riley thinks they are quite funny little poems! And so I HIGHLY recommend it!!Here's a sneak peek!!
A blade of grass
pushes through cement
Hello, world.
Riley is memorizing this one!

And here is our picture for the week by Friedrick Edwin Church, it is of course of Natural Bridge in Virginia. A place near and dear to our hearts of course!! :)

So there is your peek of our week! :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Well of course I love the opera... that I know; Evita, Le Miserables, Martin Guerre, the usual. But the word was still a bit scary. So when I put on the schedule to study opera for our music study the last six weeks I was a bit apprehensive and Dan thought I was down right insane! But have no fear just throw something in there that Dan DOES like, the German language! :)
So we have been listening to Mozart's The Magic Flute, and then this week I rented a stage production of the show from Netflix. We all sat down to watch it and everyone watched it (well Fern fell asleep it was long). And then the next morning the boys begged to watch it again! So we did, this mama knows when to say yes! :) The fun part was to see the boys recognizing some of the German words they knew! So it was a successful six weeks of music, we also read the book The Pet of the Met which was a ton of fun and talked a bit about The Magic Flute!
The version we rented was good, but what is up with the Egyptian thing?

Thursday, March 06, 2008

P.E. at Home!!

So sorry this is sideways, I always seem to forget about that! :)

I can remember my Grandma M. Making these for my sister and I, I always loved them! So I thought I'd give it a try, so Grandpa M. mailed us a box of empty coffee cans and we had some fun. My rope was a bit too thin, but it worked. Riley has continued to practise "Like Leo the Lightning bug" and has gotten really good at it!

But here is Jake and Riley on their first attempts!