Thursday, October 23, 2008

School projects

I know you are all shocked by the fact that I am posting again within a week of my last post and not a month, however fact is sometimes much stranger than fiction. On that note allow me to share some of the more interesting parts of our school days.

Emily had to read an article and a poem recently on the Plains Indians and the buffalo. She was supposed to write two reasons why there are fewer buffalo today than in the 1800's. Her answer was in big bold capital letters "THEY ARE DEAD" and if she knew what it meant I'm sure she would have added "DUH" to that. Ah, the attitude of a seven year old and the obvious stupidity of adults asking the questions. I just busted out laughing and had to call Jason at work with that answer.

We have gotten to do some fun things like our latest project. Jonas has been studying ancient Egypt and got to learn to write using hieroglyphs. The symbols originally stood for words, but then evolved into standing for sounds so there is a kind of modified alphabet he used. We made some "clay" that he carved names into, his own of course then mom, dad and Bobo. (Sorry "Grandpa Darryl" was a little too long for him). Of course all the other kids had to get in on the action too, so I took some pictures. Enjoy!


Darryl and Cindy said...

I think Emily's answer was excellent!

I want to come to your school! It looks like such fun!

leschornmom said...

I love Home schooling! I mean common if they weren't schooling with you woulc you have taken on a project like that?
They are gonna have the best memories of sitting at your dining room table doing projects like this one!
You Go Girl!!!
PS. What plan did you go with? Are you doing the FYP or something else?

benweger said...

"THEY ARE DEAD" - Wisdom from the mouth of babes. That's awesome.

Alicia said...

Look at those happy faces! Looks like you're doing a great job. Are you using a specific curriculum, or winging it (or maybe a little of both? That tends to be my style)? Whatever it is, it looks like learning couldn't be more fun!

Mollie said...

I think that last picture of Jonas looks just like Jacob- maybe it is the 'sly' smile- Jacob used to do that ALOT!

Elaina said...

How cool you are doing home school with your kids! Home schooling is what we want to do with out kids as well, but I'm quite nervous about it. Not sure how to go about it. Maybe you can give me some pointers. I saw a blog about home schooling and papers I can print off for free, but other than that not sure how to put a full year of schooling in for the kids. What program did you go with or are you winging it? since my blog is on private and if you wanted to send me an answer to my questions here's my email

The Forbes Family said...

Ha ha ha! Emily is hilarious! They all are. Shiloh you are amazing, my shero. Those tablets look fun. Love the Morrocan outfits by the way, so pretty!