Thursday, April 12, 2012

April 7-13 A wonderful week in review!


Falcon worked on solving this
Top secret puzzle pack from highlights
. Its a lot of fun you have to learn all about the country in order to solve the who done it crime.

Robin worked on learning about the Blue Footed Booby and the striped Snapper fish.

Owl Duck worked on learning more about Bananas Ecuador's major export

Banana Facts
Owl loves glue! We had nothing to glue on the page but he insited on putting glue all over his page after he colored it!
•Did you know there are ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs that depict people with bananas?
•Bananas have been around as early back as 6th century B.C. (this is when they were first mentioned in literature)
•Did you know there is a museum in Auburn, Washington dedicated to bananas? It's called the Washington Banana Museum.
•The banana plant reaches its full height of 15 to 30 feet in about one year. The trunk of a banana plant is made of sheaths of tightly overlapping leaves.
•Did you know bananas, apples & watermelons float in water?
•You can use the inside of a banana peel to polish patent leather shoes.
•The average American eats 27 pounds of bananas each year!
•Bananas don't grow on trees. They're actually a giant herb.
•Bananas are one of the few foods to contain the 6 major vitamin groups.
•If you peel a banana from the bottom up you won't get the string things.
•Those stringy things are called phloem (pronounced FLOM).
•The word banana comes from an Arab word “banan” meaning finger.
•An individual banana is called a finger. A bunch of bananas is called a hand.
•The scientific name for banana is musa sapientum, which mean fruit of the wise men.
•Bananas are a very rich source of vitamin B6, which your brain needs to function properly and make you wise.
The facts above came from the Chiquita Banana website

National poetry month.

Falcon worked on writing a poem
Robin wrote this :

There was a little cat
She was very flat
She liked to eat mice
They weigh more than dice.

We read many poems and and looked for rhyming words.
Falcon just finished memorizing The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. This makes his third poem he has memorized this school year.

A favorite poem in our family is:
The Highwayman By Alfred Noyes
Our whole family loves hearing Loreeana Mckennitt sing it.

Falcon is almost through with Teaching Textbooks pre-algebra(I couldn't homschool without it!)
Robin is working her way through Calvert Math grade 1

Falcon is working through a unit on cells, and DNA we will be working on this for at least the next 6 weeks.

Nature studies
We went on a few walks at one of our favorite parks we walked/ran a few trails then played at the playground.

Falcon was very proud of hoping from rock to rock to make it to this one.

Enjoying the the view.

Shot Falcon took of Robin, Our mastiff puppy and I walking ahead of the others on one of the boardwalk trails.
Check out a great nature book we read

I am reading

Exciting Goodwill finds of the week:
I found this Mickey Mouse sticker box for .75 cents. I knew Owl would love it, he loves Mickey Mouse and to top it off it was FULL of assorted stickers which is his second love. He spent 90 minutes from the moment we got home making his masterpiece and we still have a TON of stickers left. Totally worth .75 cents.

His Beautiful masterpiece.

I found this game for the computer and it brought back a ton of memories because Falcon played this all the time when he was little.

Falcon has his first tournament this weekend and is scared out of him mind. I am just as scared for him though!


Dawn said...

Sheesh - lots done and going on at your place! Enjoy!

The Adventurer said...

great busy week. I just bought at a used book store all the highlights country guide books. I love them and use them in our geography lessons.:)

MommyKuehner said...

How do you like the highlights? I am thinking Joey might like those...good for Geography next year!