This week the children and I decided to take a little holiday together. My husband couldn’t come because he was needed at work. So the children and I left the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, for a short time, and enjoyed the green pastures and slow pace of my sisters farm.
Archives for September 2015
This has been quite a week for our 8 year old son, Gabriel. This was the second week of his online Paleo Biology Course through Coursera. This is a 12 week college course from the University of Alberta that our son learned about online and was determined to take. He is loving this course. He has already learned all about dinosaur anatomy including vertebrae, fenestras in the skulls, arm bones, and leg bones. Also, the differences in Saurischian Dinosaurs and Ornithischian Dinosaurs and the fossilization process. It’s been very exciting around here!
This week the children and I decided to make nature fairies as a welcome to the coming of fall. We saw a post about making them at Twig and Toadstool and the kids loved the idea. With the first cool nights and the leaves changing colors, this is a great time for collecting nature items. First we went on a nature hike and found pine cones, acorns, rocks, sticks and leaves. Next we brought our hoard home and dumped it onto a blanket in the living room floor. The kids then proceeded to sort the treasures into piles.
On Friday morning our son, Gabriel, woke up and proclaimed the day to be “Harry Potter Day.” Now, internationally, “Harry Potter Day” is on May 2nd, but in our home it was September 4th. Gabriel declared that we could only do Harry Potter themed crafts, experiments, movies, books, etc. Normally we don’t do “themed crafts.” Can you imagine my mad dash for Pinterest? Thank goodness I found a few things that could be done with the supplies we had on hand.