another awesome month in the school of DeSa!
we focused this month on wrapping up our wonderful cc year and did Easter crafts and a Russia unit!
|X is for X-ray!|
|chapter books by himself and cookies :)|
|color of the month was pink!|
|skimming right along in his new kinder workbook|
|la professora had an interesting way of teaching the alphabet this month ;)|
|finally getting this money thing down...|
|finally getting this letter writing thing down...|
|michael's first research paper!|
apparently, he was bothering the church nursery workers about box turtles :)
so, one of them gave him a book on turtles and told him to write a few facts down :)
|X's on Pink!|
|adding to his color book|
|more pink X's|
|Y is for Yak!|
|spanish review and resurrection!|
|poetry tea time baking!|
|and our favorite author/illustrator!|
|needed a little help with scrambled month words|
|Easter poetry tea time with all the bunny books we could rummage up...|
|painting Easter eggs!|
|i can't ever resist a good hand/foot print craft...|
|break open the Easter egg and....|
|He is Risen!|
|not super happy that i wanted him to play with pink play dough for sensory play ;)|
|Z! last letter!|
|Z is for Zebra!|
he did those stripes "all by self!"
|gabriel obviously put forth a ton of effort with this one...|
|st. basil's craft!|
|and the mess that was left over :o|
|russian tea cakes for poetry tea time!|
|and the nearest to a russian fairy tale as we had in print|
|russian research paper!|
mostly just copywork but i had him read me the sentences and decide whether or not he wanted to use that fact or not.
then copy it over to his paper.
i think he did great!
|we had a real and very authentic Empress come to visit!|
|so naturally the boys wanted to dress up too.|
so, they are russian princes!
michael is obviously a very tough one.
|and we had a friend of the family that is russian call us and give us a taste of the russian conversational language :)|
|our big finale was our feast!|
first course was russian brown bead, crackers, "caviar" (chia seeds since i couldn't find caviar in east texas), and an assortment of pickled and smoked fishes and veggies
|second course was blinis with shirred eggs and scallions!|
|third course was borscht!|
made from our very own beets, cabbage, and leeks!
|fourth course was piroshki!|
meat stuffed bread, of sorts
|our friend gave us this authentic drink to taste (just a taste...it is slightly alcoholic)|
and we had leftover russian tea cakes for dessert!
|we finished up our cc year too! :) :(|
one of the boys' presentations was on our germany unit from last month!
|constructing egg protectors out of popsicle sticks!|
|and composer review|
|the big science finale!|
and daddy even got to come and drop all the eggs!! fun!
|paper airplane contest|
|straw bridge test!|
|practicing our final song!|
|gabriel had a fun month of playing in the nursery with nanny!|
|love these precious cc babes!|
|cc end of celebration night!|
|the boys helping me display all the artwork!|
|the kids sang so well for our final song!|
i like how it looks like audience is empty :) but the kiddos were sitting in those first couple rows ;)
and also! notice our own nanny's castle as the background!!
|a wonderful night!|
|another amazing month!|