Monday, March 21, 2011

What in thunder are these kids learning about these days...

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."
-Albert Einstein

This is Jacob's project. He studied insects for a couple of months and he made this 
poster board at the end. Feel free to call him and ask what an insect is or to learn more about ladybugs.


This is Charlie's. He's been diligently collecting tree samples in these past winter months. I brought home the big round leaves from Mexico for him. Notice how his pine tree picture he drew has real needles glued to it.

Jane inspired all of us to pay more attention to the birds around us. I think we will continue studying birds indefinitely. Notice she found a real bird wing to glue on to her poster. 

 Having neighbors telling me my kids are in the trees is one thing, but me being up on a ladder and then in a tree retrieving this birds nest, crossed the homeschool line, right about when a  lady from our ward pulled up our driveway while I was stuck up there. It was genuinely super embarrassing. But look how cool it is, obviously worth it.
Do not ask me why Jane put a strawberry by the dead bird for the picture??

She made pine cone bird feeders. Roll a pine cone in peanut butter and then roll it in seeds. Hang it from a tree and voila.

I love catching these intense play moments. I disappear and all three of them are in "playland".

Budding artists. Its so adorable picking them up from their art classes and seeing them at an easel with aprons on.

Cotton candy again with our bestest pals.

We try and do this kind of thing while dads at work... 
It was sheer joy for them to roll around and fly in the feathers. 

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