Wednesday, February 20, 2013


This month we are studying birds with Barb at the Handbook of Nature Study blog.  We set up two tables in our living/school room.  This one is our nature table with lots of "bird" items to explore.
And we set up this table in front of the window where our bird feeders are, so we can watch the birds.  Tabbi really enjoys marking down which birds we see.
She was excited to see her first female Hairy Woodpecker on the suet.  
Wish we would have gotten a picture of it. 

For something new this year we did a study on owls. 
We listened to several owl calls here,
Made these cute pine cone owls.
Painted some owl pictures from inspiration we found here.

And we invited some friends over for an owl pellet dissection party!

We even made owl cookies for our party snack!

Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ice Skating

We were invited to attend a Valentine's Day Ice Skating party put on by the virtual academy.  We took Becca with us, too.  This is the first time either girl has ever been on ice skates, and they had SO much fun!  I thought they did pretty well for their first time, too.  Even though they both had a few good size bruises when we got home. :D

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Another idea from Pinterest!

Here is our art project for today.  Painting, using tape.  An idea I found on Pinterest.  The inspiration comes from "this blog"

First we used our frog tape to make abstract sections, painted them all different colors...

then peeled the tape off when it was dry.
Here's the finished project!  She looks pretty proud of herself!

Monday, February 4, 2013

History Pockets

    We are using this book to study Ancient Civilizations. 

 Today we worked on Ancient Greece.

And Tabbi made this double mask.  It was worn so the actor could play two people at the same time.
 She thought it was just hilarious!