Homeschooling -- We've been keeping on track with our new schedule for My Father's World. This is way more realistic for our family. Four days of MFW per week is plenty. I'm doing the crafts, games, and activities a LOT more...and am enjoying it! I take one day off for things like appointments, shopping, field trips, or other activities. I'm so glad I finally came to terms with what works for us. It feels grand. My teacher's manual will NEVER control me again.
Did the "metal casting" activity this week from ECC Week 20. Pretty cool, but I let the kids paint them on their own (I think I was in the tub or outside in the garden). They didn't turn out too fantastic, but, oh well. Plaster of Paris is cheap. I want to work with that stuff again, but in a way that is more interesting...like casting foot prints or something.
|"Metal Casting" from ECC week 20 -- took some tin foil and wrapped it around bowls, then filled them with plaster.|
|Let them dry, then popped them out.|
|Painted with washable tempera paint.|
|Tasha, Jordan, and Tristin|
|Jaden, Chet, and A.J. after a morning of fishing. They catch 'em this size ALL summer long!|