Friday, March 30, 2012

Beautiful Day

So, today we only left the house 3 times for quick 15 minute assignments. I feel like we are never at home =( I also feel that I spend a lot of time un-schooling my children. So today we did this for school….




Thursday, March 22, 2012

Burn, Baby, Burn… or is it Well, Done Joan!

So in honor of Joan of Arc and FIRE we decided to do a chemistry experiment…

First we mixed chemicals in water DSC04007

Then we soaked pine cones in the chemicals for 24 hours. DSC04010

We waited for 48 hours for them to dry and then

tried to burn them and see wonderful colors.


So, that didn’t turn out so well. We think it is because the pine cones were still so wet =(

We will burn them later and then post again =)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Joan of Arc

We met Joan the other day. She was fabulous! I would guess she spoke for about 30 minutes…straight! She was so beautiful and exciting!


The children loved seeing her, painting banners with a Fleur-de-lis, brushing a miniature pony, and roasting meat and biscuits over an open fire. I think we ALL agreed that we enjoy our modern methods of cooking to those of Medieval Times =)




We drew pictures of Joan in our journals today and have started reading Mark twain’s book on Joan of Arc. The first 2 chapters were great! I can’t wait to read more =)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thinking Bigger…

Isaac will take the California State Testing this year for the first time. I don’t really care a lot about it, but I want the funding from the charter school, so he has to take the test. Anyway, I was showing him on the calendar when the testing was and he said he wanted to know when the COUNTRY testing was too =) Oh boy.. I hope NOT EVER!