Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Egg Tree

We've had a few changes this semester with homeschool. First of all, Brynn left us and joined our local elementary school. She's in Mrs. Crane's 2nd grade class. Her begggging to go to "real" school started way back in September (which is weird because we've had so much fun here:) But, we gave it a few months and she persisted and I felt good about her going back too. She fit right in and made a host of instant friends because she's like that. Even though her days are much longer, she says she's glad to be in public school.

Having only Adrie the kindergartner at home has had it's plusses. We've had a good time one on one, with a lot of Cannon, in the way. It has been way more relaxed at home. Isn't kindergarten supposed to be fun? Adrie is a pretty proficient reader for her age and we still keep that up. We've been reading stories and doing activites from the Children's Book of Virtues. She has been doing k12 online math. We've been learning French together every week and I've started teaching Adrie the basics of violin. That's pretty much our curriculum with some shopping trips, playdates, rollerblading, and cleaning in the mix.

Despite all these changes, one thing that has remained is Art Day, Friday, we read The Egg Tree, and then made our own. The girls' (we invite our neighbor over for this) had a fun morning dying eggs to hang on our tree outside. Turned out our little apple tree was good for something after all. We took the eggs off and ate them for lunch.

In past weeks we've done finger painting and string art. We made houses out of styrofoam block and painted them.

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