Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Make sure to put the potting soil at the bottom of the CD case where the opening is at the top of the case. I did put a little tape around the bottom to keep the case closed and to make sure that water didn't get out so easily when we watered it. We used a small dropper to fill water and put the water through the opening at the top of the CD case.
We found an observation sheet to fill out here so they could record the changes everyday.
And just watch it grow! We aren't totally finished watching ours, but when we are finished we plan on taking a sharpie and labeling our plant on the CD case starting with the roots and going up. The girls have done very well at making sure its watered everyday. They look forward to it.
Friday, April 5, 2013
So my 7 year old already finished her 2nd grade math book and we have plenty of time until summer - so we decided to go ahead and start learning those multiplication tables. Its going rather well! She seems to be getting it easily. My oldest already knows her's, but this is a fun game that they got to play together. They have to draw two cards and multiply them together and if they get it right, they can color in the state once they say the capital of the state. At the end, whoever gets the most WINS! I can't really take credit for it - I got the idea from this site. But you can put your own variations to it. The girls had fun doing this.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
This is really so easy. You only need eggs, a ribbon, and maybe some super glue (just in case the eggs have a hard time staying together). All you do is clip the Easter eggs together by using two eggs and putting the bottom on the other egg's top and then vice versa. You keep doing this all the way around until you finally want to stop and clip the ends together. Then just wrap some ribbon around it of your choice and viola!
Monday, February 18, 2013
After writing her speech and saying it, she told me, "I'm glad I did it now. This may be fun." That was the first of the proud moments in pushing her to do something she didn't want to do. When it was time to say her speech to the homeschool group - there were kids of all ages in the room. She said her speech with kids of all ages in this group. She did a fantastic job. Lo and behold, she surprised herself and won 1st place and got a ribbon to move onto the Sub-County round.
This picture is taken of her before that moment of winning first among homeschoolers.
Then we were off to the Sub-County round at a local community college. She was nervous, the crowd was much bigger this time. She went from being judged by one judge to being judged by three judges. She was up against a lot of 1st place winners of local area schools and she had a lot riding on this one. She knew that she was representing all homeschoolers, as she was reminded by her teacher (aka me) and her 4-H leader (also a homeschool mom). We sat through an hour of listening to the speeches and Kylee even got a little jumbled up on hers - you could tell she was nervous. The night was coming to a close as the judges went out of the room to determine the winners and who would end up going to the County round. As they came back to the room, they called all the speakers to the front to get trophies, ribbons, etc. The first name they call for 1st place was my daughter! We were just as surprised as she was - I think I even had tears. There were a lot of good speakers, but I was so proud. So it looks like we will be moving on to the County round next month.
These pictures are taken at the Sub-County round. The first picture is her with her Nana and she was the 5th speaker - number 5 is her "lucky number".