Saturday, August 30, 2008

experiments

We've had a lot of fun with science this week. While reading about volcanoes and earthquakes, we've done many experiments, including making plastic out of whole milk, making our own paper from old newsprint, making a volcano with vinegar and baking soda (pictured here), and learning about convection.



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Family Math


Our friend Sharon hosted a family math gathering yesterday. We had fun playing math games about symetry, estimating, measuring length, sets, and comparing numbers. There were a few breaks for free play too.



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Monday, August 25, 2008

Celebrating back-to-school


We celebrated the begining of the school year by enjoying a day at the local sprinkler park with some playgroup friends, now that it's no longer crowded. I look forward to spending more time outside exploring as the weather cools this fall, and going on fields trips downtown when the commuter rail begins service this fall. I love homeschooling, it's amazing what can happen when you let a child's natural curiosity drive their learning (although Lucas does occasionally get bored enough to "do lessons" - which become much more appealing around bed-time).



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Monday, August 18, 2008

Inflatable fun


10 inflatables
plus
5 hours
equals
two happy kiddos and one tired mom




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Friday, August 08, 2008

MOMS Club send-off



Our MOMS Club had a little celebration for members who will be starting Kindergarden this fall. We met at a park with a huge sand pit and sprinklers to cool off from the heat. Cake anyone? We took home the leftovers :)




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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Beat the heat


It has been HOT this summer! We've spent a lot of time with the sprinklers in the backyard.


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Saturday, August 02, 2008

Hiking in Bastrop

Bastrop

Summer Musical for Children

We had fun seeing our friends David, Greg, and Jennifer perform in this year's summer musical for children. There are still 3 performances tomorrow and shows next weekend too. Don't miss it! www.summermusical.com





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Rainbow sky


Doug noticed these rainbow clouds on his way home from work Thursday around sunset.


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