So here is a little snapshot of what we've been doing. Shane & Kyle and I have completed our study of Ancient Egypt and have moved on to Ancient Greece. The boys are totally loving Greek mythology! Brendan is full force into American History and loving every second of it....Boston Tea Party was last weeks reading!
Of course we do math, reading....well, all of the subjects...our latest science experiment is a month long experiment with radishes. We will see them grow from seeds and test various environments and manipulate several variables and see how it affects their growth and heartiness. Here a few pictures of the boys getting their hands dirty. The fun part (or not so fun part depending on the day) is that we HAVE to visit this experiment every single day, chart their growth and examine something...so even when friends come to visit...they get a little science lesson. (Which is great...every kid wants to be homeschooled!) lol! - makes my kids feel pretty special! The picture above is our class clown Kyle pretending to eat the dirt. (Funny thing is...a few years back...I wouldn't have put it past him!)
As everyone knows, we have a puppy. That requires many breaks in our day...so we take full advantage of the fact that we must go outside about every 2 hours or so...we bring our binoculars out there and do what we Engels LOVE to do...bird watch. We have spotted several species right in our backyard. Here are some:
All that to say, this following picture is....
OH and then I caught my kids doing this:
Brendan is our resident breakfast chef, Shane loves to bake and Kyle...well, he wants to be a smoothie guy when he gets older! Here he is practicing and making strawberry banana smoothies for breakfast for our family.