Monday, June 17, 2013

Making a Roman Mosaic

As part of our Story of the World work we spent a good bit of time studying Rome (Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus Caesar, Nero, Diocletian). We read about mosaics and one of the recommended art activities was to make our own mosaic.  
 Thank you to Grand-dad for helping us out on this activity!
 Working hard

 The two finished products. We had a cross for Jackson to work on as well but he just wanted to carry the caulk gun around and play with cars. I thought for sure he would be interested in joining us in this activity, but it was probably just as well that he wasn't since the caulk was a little messy.
The girls both enjoyed this activity and it's probably the first art project we've made this year that they were both adamant about keeping and displaying in their rooms. They were both quite proud of their work! Thanks again to Grand-dad for cutting out the crosses and helping us get started with the caulk! :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Candy Mountain Music - May 2013

One beautiful May day we met some other homeschoolers to enjoy a morning of music with Candy Mountain Music ( at Waveland State Historic Site ( here in Lexington. It was so much fun! I really hope we can participate in some more of the Candy Mountain Music programs in the Fall because Ms. Sarah was wonderful!
So many fun things to explore! 

 Jackson had such a great time discovering how to play all the different instruments
  Kennedy was so serious about the song she was playing. She had the hardest time stopping when it was time to put the instruments away. Ms. Sarah told her how important it was that Kennedy finish playing and she could get the instruments back out at the end of class. I think Kennedy would have forgotten about it, but Ms. Sarah remembered and Missy K was able to finish her piece after the class ended. :)
 There was a lot of movement with this class too which was wonderful and so much fun! :)
 My sweet little McKinley slept through all the beautiful music :)
Our friend Maura is super talented as she plays music with her feet as well as hands while singing!
Meanwhile Reagan was demonstrating her extreme intelligence...
 So cute catching bubbles with the duck puppet 
 After we left Waveland we met our Classical Conversations group for a play date at Woodland playground. It was such a gorgeous day and so nice to have multiple excuses to enjoy the great outdoors with friends! :)

Happy Father's Day!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day! I am so thankful for the amazing father's in my and the kid's lives!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Globe - Geography Lessons

Grandma and Grandpa gave the kids a globe for Easter and we have been loving it! In following the Classical education approach this year not only has studying world history been important, but also working on geography and learning where historical events took place. We have been spending even more time familiarizing ourselves with the Middle East and surrounding areas since receiving this globe and beginning the Classical Conversations memory work. Here the girls are hard at work identifying various locations of the ancient world as well as seas and rivers.
 Kennedy mistakenly identified Baghdad as Babylon which the girls thought was hilarious. I mean, seriously, how could anyone be so silly? lol :) I love that my 4 and 6 year are not only familiar with world geography, but can appreciate and recognize the difference between these modern and ancient cities. 
 All three munchkins excited about their globe.
Thank you Grandma and Grandpa for such an awesome gift!