We have had an amazingly busy fall so far. Lots of fun field trips, cool studies, and (finally) cooler weather!!! I think the best way to show you what we've been up to is in pictures. So, I present to you--(man, I don't have any snappy titles coming to me whatsoever. Hmmm.)--What We've Been Up To, Volume One:
Indian Sand Painting (with Ninja Turtles--an interesting spin on it ; )
Autumn Treasures with an Amanda Bennett Unit Study (the first one we've done).
Some adaptations to the Autumn Unit Study with the Fall Unit from Confessions of a Homeschooler.
An interesting "experiment" from the anatomy lessons we've been going over. Firefly decided to create all known internal organs and attach them to a stuffed animal. The original plan, apparently, involved knives and "surgery". Luckily, I tuned in in time to realize I should offer her and her brother some tape, instead. It's kind of hard to see in the pictures, but she has *neatly* labeled the spine, lungs, kidneys, and, of course, the "butt".
A Super-Fun trip to a pumpkin patch. One of the local homeschooling mommas set this up, and we had a BLAST! There were a number of different "stations" set up throughout the patch, and we got to: go on a scavenger hunt (can you find a really lumpy pumpkin?), find out if our hypothesis was right about a mini pumpkin sinking or floating, estimating, measuring, using our senses, and comparing the weight of our little pumpkins with Reece's Pieces.
We had a really, really fun time. (And as you can see, that was before our *cooler* streak. Nothing says fall quite like visiting the pumpkin patch in shorts!)
And, finally, a trip to our local corn maze. Another great time! Not just a corn maze, they have a farm where you can visit and hold baby animals, a hayride where you can feed their humongo cows (Spellcheck is telling me that's not a word, but it's an accurate description, trust me!), a train to ride, pedal cars to race, a playground, and best of all (according to Firefly), a big tub of dried corn to "swim" in!
I think maybe we'll get back to schoolwork next week ; ). On second thought, I hear there is a Colonial Times kind of festival nearby soon . . .