Friday, April 4, 2008

Two in One Post: Home Education Week {Show & Tell}




    Show and Tell Thursday, April 3

    Show off those talents. Share a story, a special moment, a piece of artwork. Any accomplishment, great or small, is fair game.

    Since about this time last year (in somewhat chronological order):

    My daughter played baseball for the first time:

    Kennady loved it, and became quite a good little player.  She is playing Instructional ball again this year, but I haven't got pictures yet.  Something about it being so COLD at practices that my hands cannot operate the camera...  She is quite proud of the fact that she made the suggestion for her team's name this year that they voted to adopt:  BlueJays  (and Dad and I are secretly thrilled, because naturally we are Toronto BlueJays fans!)

    Landon played ball last spring too:

    It was not his first time playing, he had four successful seasons under his belt by this time, but this was with a new team, and where we didn't already know any of the players or coaches.  Landon is not a particularly shy boy, but I think it was still an accomplishment that he bravely went out there and got to know some new friends.

    We all helped DH's parents move - here is the last picture in front of the old place:

    We went to Kingdom Bound, where Landon got Toby Mac's autograph

    I finally found a way to keep current schoolbooks accessible, and in some semblance of order:

    That was in August when we started the schoolyear.  It is not quite that tidy right now.  But surprisingly close!!!

    We started using the "chorebox" which I consider an accomplishment because it has worked better than any other "system" of divvying up chores that we have tried to date:

    The official First Day of School (2007-2008) pictures:

    We made "marble" and ate it!

    We designed our own totems:

    I really don't know why she was so straight-faced.

    Kennady sang her first solo at the church talent night:

    We made and ate a whole "volcano":

    Spencer designed a medieval castle, complete with floor plans:

    We finally were able to visit my family in Alberta and have EVERYONE there for a family picture:

    It looks like we were in one of those tilted-floor funhouses, doesn't it.  LOL

    We took the most awesome field trip to Banff National Park:

    The Alberta trip was also Kennady's first time on an airplane:

    We added a new feature to Social Studies - making and eating dishes from some of the countries we study:

    This was Charlotte Russe (Russian night)

    Harrison had successful eye surgery:

He looks much better now!!!

And we did so much more - but this is where the pictures run out!

I mentioned in my last post for Home Education Week that I was a day late AGAIN with it.  Well, today I am posting this a day late on purpose - honest!!!  By doing my year-in-review as my Home Education Week Show & Tell, I will also use it for my Show & Tell with CanadaGirl entry for this week!  Head over to her website for more Show & Tell fun, and thanks for visiting my blog for my trip down this year's memory lane!




blessedwith2angels said...

What a fun post. Loved the photos!


Stef said...

What an action-packed year! Looks like all your dedication and hard work is paying off. Glad your son's eye is healed up, too.

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jenn4him said...

Memory lane trips are always fun!


bubbebobbie said...

That is a wonderful year in review. I think I like that you eat a lot of school proects! Hee hee!

Because of Jesus, bobbie

mamakaren said...

What a great year. (-:

Blessings, Mama Karen

sahmto4orMore said...

Great Post!

Have a good weekend,


SuzyScribbles said...

Whoa! That just about covers the entire spectrum. You've done enough. Take the rest of the year off! *grin*

Haflingerhorses said...

It looks like your family has been enjoying wonderful moments together.


Canadagirl said...

What a COOL post. I had so much fun see what you have done so far this year {0= My fav was the valcano. I STILL want to make that one !

Blessings and ((hugs)) my SSiC

In Him<><


blessedwith2angels said...

Hi Kim,

We are very lucky to have family members who wrote down or passed down orally stories of our ancestors. Plus, we have some who are interested in researching the family tree and have gotten our family back to England, Ireland, and Holland in the 1600's. It's fun to study, we have had some real "charcters" in our family.



bugboy said...

It looks like you had a GREAT year ! Thank you for your nice comment on my post awhile backl



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