N is for Nest! Ellie focused on the stages of nest building and eggs hatching.
We discovered how water is absorbed in different cloths, and here we see how water also is absorbed through colors (marker ink on a coffee filter).
After reading "The Leaf Man", we collected twigs, leaves, and berries during a walk and made our own leaf man. This was lots of fun!
Ellie's working hard at calendar math!
Library program! One hour a week with the amazing Ms. Rita.
Note Ben checking out his neighbor friend's costume! He loved the Jeff Gordon get-up!
We read "The Rag Coat" about a little girl who didn't have a winter coat, and was too poor to buy one. The community ladies decided to quilt her a coat using their scraps from their quilting projects. This is such a beautiful story! We used scraps from our friend Ms. Dana to create our own "rag coat" design.
D is for Dinosaur! After making a paper-model of the T-Rex, they searched an illustrated book on dinos for all the T-Rex's they could find.
After using sentence strips to write her letter (pink strips are to "pink it up" - add more detail), she's writing her letter to her grandmothers! Thanks for the letters in response, by the way! She loved them.
Abbie spent a few weeks reading "Squanto" and learning about the Native American Indians. Here she's making a wigwam (house/shelter for one tribe).
Painting tee pees!
Our focus this month is on Thanksgiving, so we are making gratitude books. What treasures these will be to look back on!
We're reading and talking a lot about how America became an independent country, so we've talked about the Declaration of Independence, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Did you know that if you could travel as fast as light, it would take you one second to get from earth to the moon? Guess how long it would take you to get from the earth to the sun? We set out from our house and walked 8 minutes, turned around to see our house and tried to imagine our house as earth and our destination after 8 minutes as the sun. Quite a lesson!
Visiting and riding horses has become an area of huge interest with the girls.
Fire safety week and a trip to the local fire station with our neighbor friends!
We drove to Bismarck for an afternoon at the Heritage Center, learning more about the Natives and other settlers in North Dakota.
Spontaneous picnic at the park, and Daddy even joined us!
They are the crackiest cracked-pots I know! We were playing with bean bags (balance, coordination, and just plain fun!), and here they were supposed to wiggle the bean bag off their belly buttons. Quite the opportune time for much laughter : )
A dragon, a unicorn, and Lady Guinevere
So there you have it: the month of October! God truly has worked through each of us, and for that we are thankful. I hope you enjoyed the photo tour, sharing in our fun through these pics. : )
Hugs and loves,