Friday, May 5, 2017

Crayons and Birds and Rain

The week was rainy, stormy, windy, and sunny by turns, often all on the same day. We simply made the best of each moment. There were many board and card games, school work, driving practice, appointments, sports, scouts, and even Homeschool Book Club. It was a full week, but all weeks are full these days.

We started reading aloud our next book club title - The Wheel on the School(aff).So far everyone is enjoying this story of a small school with only 6 children who wear wooden shoes and live in Shorra, where there are no storks.

My middle sons worked together to make crayons in a muffin tin from our old, broken crayon pieces. It's a really easy project we do about once a year, or whenever the broken crayon bits add up. We even keep an old muffin tin just for this purpose. All you do is soak the crayons to help remove their papers, break the crayons, and sort them into a muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes at 250 F. Then carefully pull the pan out of the oven and let it cool until the crayons have hardened. Remember hot wax burns! This project requires adult supervision.

We did a lot of bird and squirrel watching this week too. I have zero pictures but decided to share our bird sighting list for the week.
  • house sparrows
  •  a pair of mourning doves
  • European starlings
  • a pair of cardinals
  • some blue jays
  • robins
  • Carolina chickadee

We ate a lot of fresh fruits and veggies thanks to some good sales at the grocery store: strawberries, apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelon, salad, peppers, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes and sweet potatoes (ok, we cooked the potatoes!). There was also some ice cream left over from my birthday on Sunday.

On the Blog this Week: How We Choose Books + Our Next 6 Read Alouds

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  1. I love the crayons. I forgot about those. We made them years ago. They would make a fun gift. That is a great list of fruits and veggies as well.
    Blessings, Dawn


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