Wednesday, October 30, 2013

homeschooling wrap up: october!

we started off October with a bang!
two new birthday presents for the music center!
a beautiful new keyboard from G-Ma and Poppy!

...and a super cool mini guitar from Mrs. Rhonda!

then, it was off to review our letters.
always some edible lessons....cracker caterpillar with cranberry eyes!

textile letter of the week...C for Corn.

fun with homemade pinwheels.
(air power lesson)

special D for Doughnut breakfast.

and D for Dips!

D for Dots was our textile letter of the week...
making tracks for our transportation unit.

E for Eggshells was the textile letter of the week...

then, lots of E foods ;)



then on to F! F is for Fishing (with magnets...)

F for Flat Fettucini :)

textile letter of the week was F for Feathers!

new South America center for our rotating culture series 

cracking coconuts on daddy's day off :)
(for South America unit)

making tostones!
(for South America unit)

painting pumpkins :)

counting pumpkin seeds craft

we do a different song, using felt, each week and we had to include a Halloween themed song :)

Halloween sensory tub!

we did lots of nature walks and found a huge spider web!

....and a massive slug!

and, perhaps the most important event of the month...spelling his name for the first time!
zero help from Mama!
so. proud.

a great month!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

friar tuck, robin hood, and other halloween fun!

while halloween isn't my very favorite holiday, i do love some good, old fashioned, halloween fun!
i love hand-making the boys' costumes and while they are still so young, i get to pick out the idea ;)
this year, it's friar tuck and robin hood! 

let's start with robin hood ;)

thrifted, $1, pink boots + brown spray paint = manly, robin hood boots 

$1 little girls' tights + green dye 

last year's Giant costume (from Jack and the Beanstalk and the Giant), cut, re-sewn into a vest + bib collar from green felt. $0
(a white, long sleeved tee will go underneath)

brown felt + red feather. $0

awesome mini bow that m made!
sans arrows.  we don't want a lawsuit.

complete costume!

onto friar tuck!

souvenir maple syrup jug + spray paint + black sharpie 

= mead jug to hang on his belt

complete costume = brown t-shirt of m's + rope belt + mead jug!

and then we just have the fun, miscellaneous halloween crafts and projects!

elmer's glue + silver glitter. peel off and use as a centerpiece or on a wall as decor. i'm gonna hang them from our porch!

our pumpkins :)

can you tell who did which? ;)

mike wazowski decor for our church's trunk or treat
paper plates + paint + crepe paper + green lantern. $0.

white chocolate covered marshmallow ghost pops
apple and mini marshmallow monster mouths
scary bugs in a blanket
(all for our church's potluck)

mummy door! 
white crepe paper + paper plates + paint. 

share your favorite halloween crafts!
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