We had another beautiful day in the mountains yesterday! We went to Cataloochee yesterday, which actually is over in North Carolina off of the Maggie Valley exit. This technically isn’t in East TN (but it is close enough for a drive, so I put it in this category.)It was gorgeous! While gorgeous, the drive up (and over and over again) to Catalooche was quite, umm…well, out there. Out in the boonies, I mean. To read the rest of this entry you need to pull out your banjo and start playing. ... Read More about A Day in the Mountains
This week we have been working on a lapbook to go with our FIAR title, Glorious Flight. The girls really seem to enjoy putting these together, and they especially love showing them off to daddy or anyone who may come over to visit. I got most of the lapbook components from Homeschool Share. Here is the cover Here is the inside of Hannah’s lapbook. This time we actually had the lapbook open long ways, which we had never done before, but it turned out nicely. Label an airplane The back of ... Read More about Our Glorious Flight lapbook
Next week we are going to learn all about frogs! FUN! We may actually start over the weekend, since we have a few “holiday” outings planned for Labor Day weekend. I’m excited about this unit! A few books we’ll be reading Activities, lessons and ideas *Homeschool Share (HSS) has a frog lapbook! *Read this poem, write it in our journals and illustrate. I Have a Little Frog I have a little frog His name is Tiny Tim, I put him in the bathtub, To see if he could ... Read More about All About FROGS
Since it has been raining all week this is the first opportunity we’ve had to be outside at all! So, we went on a nature walk! We found lots of pretty wildflowers, but also found a few other things too! I have tried to look for the names of these wildflowers to identify them, but it is still hard for me to always tell what it is! So, if you see one that isn’t labeled correctly OR you see one with no name at all and you know what they are, please fill me in! UPDATE: thank you to my new friend, ... Read More about Another wildflower walk
This week we are rowing Glorious Flight. A loooooong time ago I found these styrofoam planes at Big Lots and bought them for when we row this book. They have been in the bag in my room for many months. We finally got to use them! Daddy helped the kids put these together and we went into the backyard to watch the planes fly through the air. Daddy was able to get the planes to do all kinds of cool tricks like turn flips in the air and come straight back to us! And when I snapped a ... Read More about Glorious Flight Fun!