Monday, March 25, 2019

Origami - A Recap

This past Friday was our presentation night where all of the students work was on display.  I enjoy seeing what the students did in Origami and was actually more impressed with their work then I was at the time we created it all.

 Our display Table


 The Dog and Cat - this was week one.  Just some basic folds.  To do this again, I would teach more folds the first week like the fox, a flower, ect.  We had lots of extra time on week one. 
 The Fish.  This was a favorite project.  The fish actually were a more difficult fold so it was a challenge to the students.  It took most of them the entire hour to complete.  
 I was disappointed in this project.  The wreaths were very flimsy and did not "slip together and hold firm" like they were supposed to.  I would not do this project again. 
This project was an all time favorite.  The fold was easy but there were a lot of them needed so it took up the hour.   This is also the project that got the most comments at our display. 
The piano!  It starts as a house and then fold to a piano.  The kids enjoyed this one and we also demonstrated it at our live presentation.  Next time I would use a solid color though so that it looked better AND have all of the kids add keys to their piano like Josh did above.

So, the ultimate question is, would I teach this class again?  Yes but I would need to find about 4 new projects to do.  I would also need to practice those four projects before committed to teaching it again.  That was one of my downfalls this semester - I had several really awesome looking projects but I wanted until the day before class and couldn't figure out the folds!  

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday Worship - Even If

Mercy Me songs are always amazing and this one has never disappointed.

Also, if you didn't catch my "Our Week in Photo's" post that went up on Saturday night, make sure and check out what fun we had last week! 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Our Week In Photos - #12

We had a busy week (which is why I'm just now posting this on Saturday night!)

 Our week started with my mom hanging out at our house for the weekend.  We went into town and shopped at the Christian Bookstore and then stopped at Nothing Bundt Cakes for a little dessert treat!  
 Sunday was St. Patrick's Day. 
 We did school including taking staged photos for Nate's Social Studies Project (He had to create a board game - He won and is thrilled and I'm sad because I lost HA!) 

 Our presentation night for our Co-Op was Friday night.  It including showing off projects from the semester and live demonstrations for some classes. 

 On Thursday (Yes, out of order!) we finally made it back to the Homeschool project where the boys learned about South America and made these art projects. 
We also worked on their Derby cars BUT, these cars just fell apart so the boys ended up using their cars from last year on Saturday.  

Friday, March 22, 2019

Weekly Menu

Last weeks menu shirted some.  I had great plans but again, we had lots of leftovers by the time we got to Sunday night/Monday so we ate doctored up leftovers both days.  I also made a grocery store run on Sunday night without a list so I had to just buy some things for meals that I could come up with on the spot!  Oh well, it worked out well since we ended up with some stomach flu in our house this past week so meals needed to be simple.

So, here's the plan for the next week.

Friday - Tonight is our presentation night for our co-op and dinner is served!  We are doing Soup/Chili, rolls and salads.

Saturday - Lemon Chicken (this is an OLD favorite of mine I kind of forgot about it!), Roasted Cabbage Steaks, and Baked Potatoes

Sunday - Darryl has a concert and then we are gathering with his family to celebrate his mom's husband's birthday.

Monday - Meatball Soup and Rolls.  It won't be much longer it will be too warm for soups so I thought it would be nice to have one of our favorites.

Tuesday - Sloppy Joes and French Fries

Wednesday - Pizza and Mac and Cheese

Thursday - Pork loin in the crock pot, Mashed Potatoes and Veggies

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Few of my Favorite Things

I don't think I've done one of these posts in quite awhile.  It's always fun to see what other people enjoy as a "favorite"!

The Spring baking Championship show on Food Network just started this week.  I love these competition style shows and seeing what the bakers come up with each week. 

This soup is the best.  They sell it in the grocery store and it is actually worth the price.  (Honestly, the other flavors, I don't think are worth the price)  This has become a go to dinner option - Darryl and I will have this for dinner along with a ham steak and it is so good. 

My go to drink.  Just add it to a bottle of water and I have something yummy to drink. It has to be this flavor too!  The others just don't measure up! 

We watched this movie this week and it is for sure one of my favorites.  I kind of avoided it when it came out due to the whole "spirit" idea but Nate wanted to see it so we watched it at home.  The moral of the story is just spot on.  I'm so glad we watched it. 

What is this? The SUN!  This winter had some long days in it with ice storms and record breaking cold so to see the sunshine and blue skies once again is a true favorite. 

So, what are your favorite things? 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Origami Week 7

This is our last week of our Co-Op.  I'll be honest, I didn't plan a whole lot for our last week.  We talked about what we would be sharing next week at our Presentation Night and then we actually made an activity out of their origami book.  We started with a house and then turned it into a Piano.  Here are a few samples of our work :-)

Monday, March 18, 2019

St. Patricks Day

We enjoy St. Patrick's Day in this house.  It was totally by accident but somehow, it's become a fun little day and we always have T-shirts!

 2012 - It was in the 70's so shorts were a must! Joshua
 2013 - Josh and Nate
 2014 - Nate
 2016 - Josh and Nate
 2017 - Josh and Nate
 2018 - Nate and Josh
2019 - Josh and Nate

So, the Leprechaun visits our house throughout the day and leaves "Gold" (Rolo's) all over the house.  The boys try frantically to catch him (and "he" tries frantically not to get caught HA!)  They always write him a note and he always writes back.  It's getting harder and harder to not get caught!!!! 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Weekly Worship - Happy Dance

So, first of all, at some point I am sure I will repeat songs.  Naturally there are songs that I just love and I'll repost them on accident (or on purpose).  BUT, I don't think I've shared are favorite "Friday Song".  Happy Dance by Mercy me is the perfect song to listen on on Friday Mornings as we are driving to our Co-Op.  We are all dancing in the car and it just sets the whole mood for the day!  So, listen and don't be afraid to stand up and dance!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Our Week in Photos week #11 (for real!)

Sorry my post went up last week without any photos :-)  Truth be told, I don't think I took any photos last week so it wouldn't have matter. HA! 

We spent the first half of our week concentrating on school.  It's been pretty quiet.  But, we did have some things at the end of our week!

On Thursday we went to a field trip that was actually held at a medical office.  It was "A Walk through the Nervous System" and each session was taught but a nurse or doctor.  There were five different sessions (about 25 minutes each).  The boys enjoyed it and were even able to share information with Darryl at dinner about what they learned.

 One of the sessions was on the senses.  They got to taste bitter, sweet, salty, ect and identify it.
 They also had to put their hand in a box and figure what things were by touch. 
 The next session was on the brain.  There were lamb brains that they could actually touch (Gross HA).  This was probably the most interesting session - the Doctor who led it was a great teacher. 
 They also learned how a cell works to transmits information to the cell body.  I think the enjoyed this one because they got to shoot these popper guns HA! 

Friday was our last day of Friday school.  Our main photos are from Tae Kwon Do testing.  

Josh earned his Green Belt and Nate earned his Orange Belt.  They worked super hard to get to this point and it really showed!  

So, that's our week.