Today, while working on school work we saw a bald eagle fly into the tree next door. It was amazingly beautiful.
Then I noticed it was eating it’s lunch! A squirrel!
There is a new place in Tampa that we just had to check out. It is called Air Heads. It is basically a 10,000 square foot trampoline. We had to get special helmets so we didn’t “scramble our brains”.
There was no “running” on the trampolines but I just couldn’t help myself. I liked the feel of running ore than jumping.
I had a lot of fun bouncing around with my group of friends.
We all fell, a LOT!
They brought out balls for us to toss around. I would NOT let go of the purple ball.
I joined in on a game of dodgeball, but they took my purple ball so they could play the game. Little did I know that was the last I would see of my beloved ball! I did listen very well to directions before the game.
I tried to play. I was not the first knocked out. I was actually the 4th out of 6 so I did fairly well, I guess.
They moved the dividers to make room for more “big kids” so we scooted to the little kid side for safety. There were adults and older kids flipping off the walls! REALLY!
I had a great time but think we will stick with the “youth jump” times. I was a bit overwhelmed when all the bigger kids came jumping towards me. Good thing Emmerson wasn’t jumping, he would have been jumped on!
I had a great first week of homeschool Kindergarten. So far science is my favorite but I really liked all my subjects.
Each day we work on handwriting, science (biology specifically right now), math, history & geography, art, music and literature.
This week I learned all about continents and how to read maps. We played a lot of fun games with the globe and directions. I learned a bit about the people and things on each continent.
Art was really fun. We painted with water colors and tempra paints. I learned about warm and cool colors and all about lines in art. I had a lot of fun painting.
Literature and Music have been a lot of review stories and poems so far but I still enjoy singing and saying them. I really liked learning about Johnny Appleseed. I even remembered the statue I saw in Ohio a while ago. I decided I want to be like Johnny Appleseed and plant lots of things. Good thing Daddy signed me up for 4H Garden Club.
Science was also fun. We read a lot and did several experiments. I have plants growing in the yard. Some with sunlight and some without. I am trying to find out if plants REALLY need light to grow.
I am also growing some beans to see the plant life cycle.
I learned about how plants drink water. We put white carations in different cups of colored water.
This was the green cup.
This was the purple cup. I want to try to figure out why it turned blue instead of purple?!
This was in the blue. I think I put a LOT of blue dye in the cup.
Each morning I have to update the calendar, days of the week, count as high as I can and practice my handwriting. These are some of my tools that I use. Also you can see some of my “Line Art”.
On the other wall is my magnet board/dry erase board and my cork board covered in art and drawing from this week. Oh, and my NEW desk! I LOVE IT!
Every day Mommy brings out the tub. I have folders for each subject and as we do them they are tucked away into the tub. It helps me understand how much we have left to get done and stay focused. If I get done quickly without being a goof I have more time to play with Mommy or Daddy. So far that has been a great reward.
I really like story time and going to the library to get new books. I picked out about 30 this week! We are half way done already plus have read a ton of other things! 🙂
So, week one homeschooling… BIG THUMBS UP!
I complete forgot to mention…I am taking piano lessons now. I really like my teacher. I am not quite about to focus the entire 30 minutes but I am trying really hard. Week two I was a bit goofy but after a quick lecture from Mommy I pulled it together and finished my work! 🙂
We shall see how things go.
Sorry the picture isn’t the best but Mommy didn’t have the other camera.
After we wrapped up all my school work for the day Mommy took us outback for some art fun. We played with shaving cream on the table and then added and mixed in colors and swished it all around.
I loved the feeling on my hands and skin.
Then Mommy got out the tumble mat and sprayed it all over with shaving cream. We slipped around for an hour!
I kept falling down and getting it all over my clothing.
Then I figured if I jumped my feet would fly right out from under me and I would fall to the ground.
Wrestling Emmerson to the ground. Honest, he loved it!
So much fun! 🙂