Today we had our Roxaboxen Co-op. The writer captured the wonder and imagination of children who played in the pretend town of Roxaboxen many years ago and wrapped it up in story form for all of us to enjoy. It is a timeless tale, and I’m not surprised at all that it was chosen for Five in […]
A pumpkin event that appealed to the senses! We touched pumpkins, tasted pumpkins & seeds (both raw and cooked), looked at the differences between vine fruits (pumpkins, gourds, and squash), and picked a pumpkin. Elijah said this was his "best field trip ever!" Gather ’round to learn about pumpkins! Lifecycle Craft From seed to leaf to […]
Last week we read Leah’s Pony and learned about plants, The Great Depression, The Dust Bowl, kindness, sacrifice, grasshoppers, and more! We had a great start to our week at co-op! After the story reading, we had an auction with a real auctioneer. Each child brought something to auction off and each child won an […]
Calling all you cowboys and cowgirls! Who says school can’t be fun?! 🙂 We started our week off at co-op with a Legend of Lightning Larry play and some lemonade tasting! Here is our finished lapbook: This is a double lapbook (two file folders glued together). This is the first folder. Inside the Books I […]
I am so behind in blogging all of our FIAR adventures (and our delight-directed studies such as Insects and Tigers…maybe I can get those posted soon!). Here are a few pictures of our Daniel’s Duck co-op. We met at a local park, and we toured a REAL log cabin! We are going to follow up this […]
After we rowed Little Nino’s Pizzeria, we went to a local pizza place with co-op and we…MADE PIZZA! Then we made pizza at home (Simon is beoming quite the pizza maker — if you like lots of mushrooms, that is). Every time we make pizza, Elijah wants to call it Little Nino’s Pizzeria Night.
Listening to the story. To the kitchen to learn how gingerbread was made long ago; she even showed them how the spices (nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves) were grated and ground. Let’s check the oven and see if the Gingerbread Man is ready to eat. He’s missing! Run, run as fast as you can and […]
Well, we hit Tammy’s farm for this one (for obvious reasons!). I had one group inside learning about the American Flag (pledge, symbolism, and a flag snack). The other lucky group was outside in horse heaven. Then we swapped groups. The kids even got to pose in a carriage!
Our group (well, most of our group!) Future Firefighter in the making? Elijah had a lot of questions for the firefighters including how do firefighters stay safe when there is a fire. He also asked where they keep their food and how many guys can fit in one truck. The highlight […]
For one of the lessons at co-op, we learned about Paul Revere and his family. The Revere children would have had to make their own toys, so we made a toy– a cornhusk doll. We also learned about the famous ride (according to the poem) and mapped the route. We made our map look old using tea […]
We did and learned so much! We arrived at the farm to eat lunch at noon, and we were making our purchases in the gift shop at 3:30 p.m. It was a wonderful experience, and we are sure we will go back someday! It was great to be able to buy a honeycomb to […]
I taught the fun lesson at co-op today, and we made salamander rooms! We discussed what makes a nice home for a salamander (a la the lesson in FIAR Volume III), and then we set to work making our own nice homes. If any of you FIARowers are interested, here is what we did: […]
We had a fantastic time Friday at Minnetrista. Our guide turned our students into miniature architects for the day and they learned about building materials, safety on the job, measurement, and more! Here are a few pictures of our day: Elijah helping make a brick from clay Where’s Simon? Playing peek-a-boo with his hard hat! Painting! […]
Wow! It’s been two months since we’ve all been together at co-op. I don’t know which set of friends missed each other the most– kids or moms! Here’s our big day with Mirette on the High Wire! Learning about balance Learning how to balance Simon wants to play, too! […]