Sunday, January 6, 2013

Weekly Wrap Ups - Teaching Winter, Finished Sewing Project & Eating Sunshine!

Dolly and Me Aprons
Dolly and Me Aprons
Technically we were still on Christmas break.  There's always something going on in our house and a few of those goings-on were a part of my 'Christmas to-do list'.



First of all, my daughter and I finished a long-standing project - Dolly and me aprons.  These were marked as a beginner project.  HA!  Fortunately, my daughter is very patient and understood when I put it away for awhile.  It was a good time to bring it out during break when we weren't rushed and could take our time.



Dolly and Me Aprons


Taking advantage of the gorgeous weather, we spent a fun day with an out of town guest going orange picking.   Gotta love 'eating sunshine'!


No 11 year olds were harmed in the filming of this picture!
No 11 year olds were harmed in the filming of this picture!



Playtime - even for the olders!
Playtime - even for the olders!


Sandbox fun!
Sandbox fun!




A beautiful day to pick oranges!
A beautiful day to pick oranges!



Yummy!
Yummy!



"A little rocker for me and the big rocker for you!"
"A little rocker for me and the big rocker for you!"



"Now I'm over here...hey, I want my chair back!"
"Now I'm over here...hey, I want my chair back!"

Ironically, one of our homeschooling "struggles" has been teaching the FOUR seasons to my kids.  My oldest two remember living up north and of course, snow.  My third and fourth do not.  

I did not realize that this was an issue until we were going over the seasons and my 3rd born could recognize 3 seasons..... chilly, hot and crazy-hot.  <sigh>  Since we are almost in the tropics, our leaves don't change colors and we don't get that fluffy white stuff either.  To make up for the lack of visual cues, I've had to make sure we put up appropriate decorations, read a lot of books and talk about the current season.




Our January craft --- simulated snow .... decorated snowflakes!





Just some of our reading about winter and SNOW!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining the new “What’s Working” link-up today on our blog at NextGen Homeschool! The aprons came out beautiful, and it's great that you got to finish them during your break time. I know what you mean about discovering a project is not as easy as it's supposed to be!

    We look forward to reading more about your homeschooling adventures at our link-up in the future.
    Renee @ nextgenhomeschool.com

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