Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Promise of Spring

This is a photo of my beautiful Magnolia tree in the front yard.
I have been waiting to see a bloom for weeks, and now, here they are,
along with plenty of Daffodils.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Birthday Girls

Happy Birthday~
I love you!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Window with a view

View from our dinning room window, as night falls we are beginning to hear the frogs sing.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Well here they are ready to do the reporting for the Audubon Society. February 13-16 is the Backyard bird count. The girls were more than happy to go outside after many days of rain. Here are a few photos of the serious data collecting that was going on before our eyes. I think the only birds they saw were the chickens.
Wishing you a very happy St. Valentine's day

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A little update

School has been going good. I am finally coming to terms with the fact that everything is never going to get done. As usual my expectations are always high, and I am realizing it is quality not quantity that matters.

For example I had a stack of things I wanted to do on thursday, (latin, language arts, science), the math got done at least, and for some reason we began talking about right triangles, I ran upstairs to grab a geometry template I had, and she was off. She spent and hour making all the shapes with the stencil and labeling them. I took the opportunity to read What's your angle Pythagoras? aloud, and that was it. An official geometry rabbit trail.

I absolutely adore when something comes up and I have the materials, "in house" like that.
Next week I will pull the Montessori three part cards on triangles and let her play with some shape models I have.

We also have been really interested in what's going on with the birds in our backyard.
There is a great website, where you can post and keep track of migrations of all sorts of thing. A great way to teach about data collection.
check it out here~

Bye for now.