Monday, September 24, 2007

Living Timeline Class

I am teaching a "Living Timeline" class at co-op this year. This past week we did a timeline of Egypt, and this little girl is representing when the Romans took over Egypt. All the kids have outfits or props and then we have fun sending one student out of the room, mixing up the timeline and then letting him/her try to put everyone in the right order. If you'd like to see more pictures from the timelines we've done so far, check out The password is "timeline".

Happy Birthday, Noah!

Noah turned eight years old on September 21st! He was so excited that his birthday was on a co-op day. After co-op, we brought three little boys home with us to celebrate. They had a treasure hunt, broke a pinata and just spent lots of time playing.

Soccer Season is Here!

All our boys are playing soccer this year. Caleb and Noah are playing for the Lakeridge Tigers (8-9 year olds). Terry is coaching the Lakeridge Warriors (10-11 year olds), and Nathan plays on his team. We have four to five games per week to attend. Both Caleb and Nathan have scored goals for their teams. Nathan's team only has a few subs, so most of the boys have to play the entire game. It's quite a workout.

Monday, September 10, 2007

What's up with the running?

I'm not sure how Caleb got so interested in running recently, but he's been running sometimes 4 or 6 miles a day. The first day he ran in Crocks, but I convinced him to put on some running shoes instead.

Caleb ran in the Eastman Road Race on Friday night and took eighth place.

One side-effect is that he seems to be much better behaved since he started running. Maybe he just really needed to run off some energy instead of focusing all his efforts on getting the best of his brothers.

Monday, September 3, 2007

How do you like my new bathroom?

The mirror is the biggest change. First I painted the room, then Terry bought and installed this new mirror and lighting, changed the hardware to chrome (including the towel bars) and fixed the blinds.

This Week's Science Lesson

We did a unit study on the children's book "Lentil" this week, and for our science lesson we studied how tastebuds work. We built a model of the tongue out of playdough and tested our taste buds with all sorts of sweet, salty, bitter and sour tastes. Sweet is preferred around here as you can tell by the "Koolaid smile" on Noah.