30 Aug 2012 Leave a Comment
I made sure the girls had a good start on school work before I left to drop Joel at ACC. It was lab day for him, a chance to work hands-on on EMT skills. Last week it was taking blood pressure, this week it was using the stretcher. We started off our day with the kids devotional, it was about the God who forgives. ‘I am the God who forgives. When you mess up, I am there to pick you up, dust you off, forgive you and cover you with My love. I did not come to the earth to judge you and condemn you. I came to make you free…’ Jesus Calling (for kids) by Sarah Young What a great way to start the day. We also read some verses from Philippians about becoming less so Christ can become more.
Bethany watched a funny BrainPop movie about cells and then got to work on her science. After a few more lessons on cells she’ll be making a cell travel brochure. Grace finished up a unit in math and read a ton of history after taking a unit test. Hannah is almost done with the first Rod and Staff book and she’s reading through the McGuffey reader as well as her phonics books. Since Hannah is still on Egypt we might do the chicken mummy project, it’s disgusting and takes 4 weeks or so…..I bet a quail would take less time…hmmmm……anyway Hannah wrote up her science project in her journal, she kind of wrote down things yesterday, but I made her do it again with a little more order and precision. Grace finished up her yup’ik mask, it looks like a penguin because she chose black as the darker color (and black and white make me think penguin.)
It’s cute though. I’m looking to see if I can find this book at the library, just as an extra source of information about the tribes and their masks:
After that was done (and I picked up Joel) we gathered up Maisy and towels and went to the pond/river.
I said we were taking Maisy to help catch frogs, but I didn’t think she’d actually find one (actually she didn’t, these are toads! Great plains toad, note the horizontal eyes and striped legs and spotted back.)
We got right next to the pond and Maisy pounced on something, Grace rescued it and then she found another toad for Hannah (good thing too, fighting over who was going to hold him was already occurring.)
We walked by the river and let them go, then we started tracking a beaver. Look at this handiwork, neat!
We found the dam, but no beavers in sight.
We kept walking till I finally decided to turn around.
We went back to the pond and the girls swam for a bit, Maisy joined in too.
It was hot this afternoon, but a storm rolled by and dropped the temp and the winds picked up. The water was nice after you got used to it, but boy was Maisy stinky when she got out!
A nice dinner of spaghetti and turkey meatballs is cooking now and James is on the way home. Tomorrow I have school, a photo shoot, packing for our trip and a night out at the DAM with James.