Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Field Trips

We started school on June 21st. Will was really excited about his math program & did 5 lessons in 2 days. Oh how I wish that would be the case every day. :)

We will be doing school year round for the first time this year. 3 weeks on and 1 week off - with most of December off.

Our first week of school, we did 3 days of school and then had 2 days of field trips.

Our Thursday field trip was to a beautiful nursery for our final 4H Seedling class. Faith was so excited that she would be able to see babies. She was a little disappointed that it was a flower nursery.

Faith is pretending to be the teacher. I wish I would have videoed what she was teaching me. So funny!

Collin said that he wanted to do this to Daddy's redneck truck.
Tony didn't like his idea.

We learned what types of plants liked which types of soil, how to transfer plants, how to design a yard & lots more. Now, only if I could have a green thumb. I cringe every time someone gives me a plant, because I know it won't have a long life in my care.

All the kids were able to plant a flower & then take it home. So far, two weeks later, they are still living.

Will received his certificate, pins & t-shirt for completing the 4H Seedling class.

Collin received his certificate, pins & t-shirt for completing the 4H Seedling class.

We studied the Venus Fly Trap in science & decided to buy one. It has been a lot of fun to watch. Put the pot in a dish filled with water & it's good to go. The plant likes for the soil to be soggy. My problem with plants is either I don't water it enough or I water it too much. Maybe this one will make it.

Our Friday field trip was for our state history class.

We visited the state capitol. This is always a lot of fun. Each year we get a little more detailed about our state & government.

No matter where we go, the trees are one of the highlights. (Collin)

We found all 6 stars on the State House that represented where it was hit during the Civil War.

The House of Representatives. We were excited to find a Bible on one of the desks.

Will acting like George Washington.

Our 1st week back to school was so much fun. It was relaxed & not to demanding. Praying for many more weeks like this one.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Our Busy Last Few Weeks

Life has been so busy in the 'Buck house these past few weeks.

Will did a wonderful job on his piano recital. He loves playing.

Will has taken piano 2 years from Mrs. Star. She has such a sweet spirit, loves her piano students & most importantly loves her Lord.

We enjoyed making dinner from my dear friend Rhonda after she came home from the hospital with her beautiful baby girl. Collin made the lemonade all by himself.

Box Day: For homeschoolers, when your curriculum comes in the mail it is like Christmas . We waited for the UPS man for 2 days. Every time a big truck went by, someone jumped up to look at the window to see if it was him. We enjoyed looking through all the books & finding out about the new adventures we would be having throughout the year.

The boys had a great time at art camp.

Will's beach scene. (Mom's pick)

Collin's Deer in the field. (Mom's pick)

WE WON!!!!! $50 gift card to the Homeschool Bookstore. Our homeschool accountability group had an Educational Box Top contest. We sent in over 1,090 Box Tops in. Thank you friends & family for all your help. We couldn't have done it without your help.
(As you can tell, the boys were not as excited about having their picture taken as they were about winning. :)

We had fun visiting our local farmer's market. One of the vendors had a place where the children could make cards using vegetables. We love our local farmers.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bill the Duck's Adventures

We are participating in a homeschool project. We have really enjoyed it. Check out Bill the Duck's 1st week with the 'lilbucks.

Bill arrived on Tues., June 1st from Germany.
Complete with passport, plain ticket & an adventure journal.
A few very excited 'lilbucks.
6-2-10 Bill on the way to spend the day at the lake.

1st stop, Chick-fil-a. Bill was very happy to hear that they serve chicken and not fresh duck.
Bill slide down the slide over & over & over.
Bill enjoyed swimming with friends on such a pretty sunny day.
Wed. night, Bill had a great time learning how to play the organ.
He got a chance to "quack" in our church pulpit.
6-4-10 Fri., Bill took pleasure in riding in the grocery cart at Publix.
He inspect the produce.
Bill was a little confused why these people were not moving.
He learned how to read at the library.
6-5-10 Bill was the talk of the Victorian Tea party.

8 Little girls enjoyed spending time with Bill.
After the party, Bill flew to a wedding where he got to be one of the 1st to see the wedding cake.
He was curious about all the penguins in the wedding party. (tux)
Late Sat. afternoon, we spent some time at a pond where he was eagerly anticipating Collin to catch a fish for his dinner.
6-8-10 Bill felt like a true American today when he got to help us vote in the primaries for our state leaders.

Stay tune for more Bill Adventures.