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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Prayer Tree and Update

As I mentioned in a previous post. This year we are reading through a family devotional called "Powerful Prayers for your Family."   
One thing we are doing is keeping up our small tree all year. In January we used snowflakes and blue lights. On snowflakes we wrote the names of people we were praying for.
For February we are doing a love theme.
We have hearts on the tree and are adding names as we pray for people.

Last week in Science we learned about Food Webs, we also reviewed Unit 1.
In History we learned about the History of the Automobile. The kids finished their books-living history books. Peyton read "Rascal", and Lexi read "All of a Kind of Family"
Peyton is working on his research report on Earthquakes. Last week he finished up taking notes on his source cards.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Craft Blog

Well I recently began a new Craft Blog. It is called Michelle's Craft Creations. I did it for a few reasons.

I also have a link to the right to get there from this page.


1. It is hard to keep up with all the different types of crafts by adding to this page. You can add pages, but I ended up having one page on crochet that just went on and on.
2. Having it organized will help me find projects I have done, as well as the resources I used when I did them.
3. I hope to have links to resources for free patterns and craft tutorials, etc.  available for me and for others.I spend hours each week searching for free crochet patterns so I want others to be able to benefit from that time I spent looking. 
4. I hope to encourage and inspire others that want to do crafts.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Week 4 Update

Wow this month has flown by. We have really crazy weather here. We had several days of rain which caused some local flooding. Then the ice hit, which weighed down the trees. We lost one of our beautiful fir trees in the back. We also lost alot of cedar limbs too. Luckily no damage to our house.

The snow that followed the 4 days of rain, came hard and heavy. We also experienced lightning and thunder while it was snowing. Pretty wild.

This was my beautiful fir tree. Which is now lying flat on the ground with the roots exposed.

This is the day after the heavy snow.

The kids really enjoyed sledding.

They also enjoyed snowball fights.

Since then it got up to almost 70 one day and then within 48 hours the high was only 28.
For school last week we studied:
In Science: Classifying and Biomes (CKEB)
History WW1 and the kids are still reading their "living books".
Peyton is in the midst of writing a research report on Earthquakes. So he has made a Title Page, Outline, done note cards, and done the rough draft. This week he will work on finalizing it all.
Lexi is working on Essentials in Writing -on singular and plural possessives.
Next week we will break from this and work on some test prep type LA stuff, and reading comprehension.
Peyton finished Key to Percents book 1 scoring 92% on the final test.
So he will begin book 2 this week.
Lexi is still working on Key to Fractions and I am alternating some math review for her as well.
Last week she worked on positive and negative integers and subtraction,.