Friday, February 24, 2017

Extra Friday Funny

Gabby: ...when spring comes, and it cools down.

78 degrees in February?!  Even in the south, that's odd.  Don"t worry--tomorrow our low will drop down to 26 degrees (high in the forties).

Friday Funnies

As Ellie played with her duckies:

Pirate duck: Will you marry me?

Princess duck: No, I will marry my Daddy.

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As Ellie was telling us a story about camping last fall:

Ellie: Climbing da tree was so danderous [fake shutter].  My boy helpt me.

Me: Who is your boy?

Ellie: [pointing a finger at Nate] Dat my boy!

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I think it is safe to say, that Ellie loves the fellows in her life!

Monday, February 13, 2017


We're studying biology this year in our rotation.  We spent much of the fall learning the kingdoms and studying a little more specifically about bacteria, plants, and animals in specific.  We spent much of our time doing experiments from The Science of Life and reading library books about whatever we happened to be studying.

We've moved into the very specific genus of homo sapiens.  Our first step in human anatomy was to study the skeletal system.  I decided the best way for the kids to be involved and really understand it was to build a basic skeleton.

I traced our Ellie on one of the boxes and cut her it out.  Then I cut bones from the foam that was used to pack the pieces.  It was a bit simplified, using one piece in place of a few in the cranium and leaving out over lapping bones in preference for one layer of the bones as seen from the front.  Our rib cage is open so we can continue to add organs as we learn more.  The finger, toe, hand, and foot bones, being so small, I cut from paper.  I labeled the bones, and then the kids put them in their proper places.  We used school glue to hold them in place.

Meet our sk-ELLIE-ton (named by Gabby).


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Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday Funny

So, I went to tuck Nate in the other night. I asked if I could still kiss him on the cheek if it wasn't in front of his friends.

He laughed and agreed to this.

Then I asked what I should call him in front of them.

N: Son.

Me: What about Nate?

N: Yes.

Me: How about Nate the Great?

N: Yes, or Alexander the Heartless!

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Some digging led to learning that's what Gabby took to calling Alexander the Great because of the way he would leave his troops behind when there was nothing more that could be done for them.