Friday, July 28, 2017

Studying Space, Cave Art, Bearded Dragons and more 4H

For art this week we looked at Chauvet cave art in France.


We watched a couple videos about this cave.  And then created our own cave art with paper bags and chalk pastels.

This is Brayden's art.  I had to show you... he decided that he needed to do a dinosaur.  So he chose to do Red Yoshi.  Not bad...😍

In Computer class, we learned about the difference between various computers and also operating systems.  Some of class was a little over Caty's head, or so I thought.  When it came time for review questions, she started answering questions that I couldn't remember.  I was worried about doing a group computer study, but it seemed to work really well this week.

Lydia decided to spend her money on a new friend.  She bought a baby Bearded Dragon.  She has decided to name her Ginger.

The Style Review for our 4H sewing/fashion projects was this week.  The girls did wonderful.  Caty earned an Honorable Mention for her sewing project.

Lydia earned 2nd place for her Fusing project.

And 2nd place for her beginners quilting project.

That night the girls had a sleepover.  I messed up and didn't reserve the cabana for the waterpark in time.  We have to have that for Joey.  I felt so bad.  So they threw a huge sleepover with their friends that were supposed to be going with us the next day.

There was Messy Twister

Lots of slime and art projects.

I decided to spend the next couple weeks studying Space/Astronomy, since we will be going to view the solar eclipse in Tennessee in August.  We will have most of the month of August off from book work due to the various fair schedules, riding competitions, and our trip to Tennessee.  This week we studied the sun, moon, and started going through the planets.  We are using the Apologia Astronomy program, just at a much faster pace.

Here they were learning about how solar eclipses work.

And then we also talked about Moon Phases and did the fun Oreo moon phases project.  The kids really like this one.

I got Lydia her first scientific calculator.  She's working in Pre-Algebra right now.  I think I may need it more than

There was some reading this week.  Caty's new Captain Underpants books came in.  Finn was making himself comfortable with her while she was reading.

Lydia also worked on her Horse Math.  Each week she has so many assignments out of this series.  She is loving it.

We also started a few projects for the county fair.  They were working on paper mache here.

Grooming the rabbits for showing in a couple weeks.

I'm feeling very stressed lately.  So I've cut back on the amount of "book work" we are doing during the week.  We need a little break for a few weeks.  But I can't give a full break, so we are working on craft/art projects for the open class at our county fair, math and reading/literature.  Oh and we are learning about the planets.

I'll be ok.... lol.... we all get into that burnout phase.  I'm getting burnt out.  Feeling it horribly.  But I will survive.  With the cutback schedule, and the upcoming trip we have planned, hopefully August will bring a little rest.  But it does feel like this summer has flown by.  It's half-way over!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful and relaxing summer!!  See you next week.....

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