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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

School Days and a Special Anniversary!

First things first!

Today is the day I get to celebrate marrying my best friend. Eight years ago today we got married on the beach, and it was the best day ever.

I'm still madly in love with this man after spending 13 years together.
That's a special math treat for you. Yeah, yeah. Nobody's perfect. *wink wink*

God is so good! Our life is evidence of his grace and power, and He continues to work!













Now on to sharing a few fun things we've been up to with school.

Science...
A little experiment yesterday brought the boys together. I love that sometimes they can get along.













Learning about density. This was actually pretty cool. See how the cork, ice cube, grape, and rock(which is hard to see at the very bottom.) float at different levels depending on the density of each object and the liquid? 

 















FUN!

Reptiles...

These gopher tortoises live
all over our area. We have
several right around the yard. They're so cute!

I decided to do a reptile unit with my youngest, and we're studying a little about them.








This is a cute storybook we made a couple of weeks ago.

The outside...
























Inside you find the story...













We're also doing some investigating...


Our Tortoise Tracker!
I've made a bar graph to track when we see the tortoises the most and least.
Morning, afternoon, evening, or night?




Here's an example of what I hope it will look something like.

Since I've made the graph they have been in hiding or something. We actually have one lonely tortoise on our little graph. Argh!

But you get the idea. :)








Some multi-sensory math.



Sometimes my little guy needs to be kept busy.
That's a huge understatement.




The other day we practiced our math drills like this.

With play-doh!

He loved it!

To save time, I rolled out the "snakes" and he built the numbers.










What are you all up to?






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11 Comments:

At October 4, 2011 at 9:36 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Aw!! Happy Anniversary!!

 
At October 4, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

Congratulations on your 8 years of marriage.
I love what you are doing with your boys in school.

 
At October 4, 2011 at 10:03 AM , OpenID tinaoglesby said...

lovely, happy anniversary! love the turtles, great job, stopping by from the HHH!

 
At October 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM , Blogger The Woven Moments said...

The density experiment is so cool! Way to go, mama!

 
At October 4, 2011 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary! Congratulations on 8 years and a lifetime more!

 
At October 4, 2011 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Katie said...

Happy Anniversary!

 
At October 4, 2011 at 2:11 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

Happy Anniversary to you! It looks like your boys have a great teacher!

 
At October 4, 2011 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Sennie said...

Happy Anniversary!!!
Here from the Hop.

 
At October 4, 2011 at 8:41 PM , Blogger Sara said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

All of your school projects look so fun- those turtles are so cool!!

 
At October 5, 2011 at 1:18 PM , Blogger becca said...

Aw!! Happy Anniversary!! i always thought i would love to home school my son till i realized he is smarter then me. so he goes to a public school where he has a gifted class he takes. They are currently studying the insides of rockets and how the parts all work to make them take flight. we will be going to Fennedy Space center in a few weeks to take part in an astronaut training program. i love that you do this and what a cool project with the corks. by the way can i come take math with you it looks like fun

 
At October 6, 2011 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Amiee said...

Hope you had a very Happy Anniversary! How romantic to get married on the beach :)

I love your Science experiment you posted. My girls' favorite part of Science is the experiments!

 

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