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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What we've been doing

We've been busy at Ab Initio Academy here in Kromville. It is the end of the year and we are begining to finish stuff up.

Here's our youngest scholar in some new duds from his Godparents.

We took a field trip to the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Cultural Center. The best part for Henry was definitely the Children's Museum located in the Cultural Center.

We've spent time with friends doing art projects

And of course dying Easter eggs

Ahh, the volcano experiment. What homeschooling family hasn't done this at least a gazillion times? This is our third or fourth volcano in as many years. 

Same results every time. Consistency always brings smiles.

Margaret is really getting into school and loves to do her school work. Here is a narration she completed after listening to a chapter in a Percy Jackson book.

An octopus for Letter O week. It has some of it's arms behind it's head while it rests.

This is truly impressive to me. We have started nothing formal in terms of writing, but Margaret can successfully copy most of her letters and numbers. Perhaps the boys could do this at four as well. I don't really remember anything that happened past last week.

Nature drawings: Spring theme.

You know, you just never know with these kids. One week they are begging, literally begging, to do nothing but nature drawings. I have to go to Walmart RIGHT NOW to get more clipboards and pencils so they can spend their lives creating drawings of nature. Then today~ WHAM! It is like pulling teeth to get them to complete one drawing. Since we still only have one clipboard, they each had to wait their turn to create their drawing. Time it took for all the drawings to be completed: one minute 42 seconds.  

Saints they are not. But we're trying. Boy are we trying.


Crystal said...

Beautiful pictures of your family!
Crystal from the Crew

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

Looks like you've been busy and having fun! Love all the pictures of everything. I need to get my pictures uploaded to do a post like this, too. It seems to keep getting pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. *sigh*

Kym said...

thanks for visiting my blog! Loving all the pictures you share here. Looks like lots of fun!

You asked what our co-op offers - the classes are a bit different every year because it depends what parents are interested in teaching. We almost always have some art and some hands-on science. Those are the most requested classes.

Alicia K said...

Stopping by from the TOS Crew ... love all your pictures and reading about the fun things you have been doing!

Beautiful family!!

Mary said...

Looks like a great time! What a fun field trip too.

Cristi said...

Thank you for sharing so many great pictures of what your family is doing. I need to do a better job of taking pictures and then actually taking the time to post them.