Thursday, September 25, 2008

Archaeology, Van Gogh, and 'guys'

All the kids are doing well this school year so far. We are on day 38, and we have studied all sorts of things and we are really settling into the year. This week, aside from core studies and penmanship, is Van Gogh in Meet the Masters, and Archaeology in Story of the World this week. It has been a LOT of fun.

Books for Van Gogh that we have read:

The Yellow House

Camille and the Sunflowers

Art for Children - Vincent Van Gogh



And me:

Logan gets to skip 'Day 1 Art Time'. We do it during his nap time. It makes for a long school day, but so far, it has been worth it. Oil pastels and paint and my baby just don't mix... and keeping him from them if he knows they are going on is neigh impossible.

Today was History/Geography day (Day 2). We are studying Archaeology.

Archaeology books we have read:

Archaeologists Dig for Clues

It's Discusting, and We ATE It!

I don't think that the sandbox dig is going to work out. I was sad to find kitty poo in it yesterday. I need to get all the stuff out of it carefully and give it to the kids so they can have the lesson... before washing the sand, so they can play in it on the warm days, without the benefit of kittyroca.

I don't think they are minding the sandbox-dig free lesson however. ;)

Alex's looks like something from Egypt... what could it be?

Very seriously brushing off their finds.

And now, I have to do a little update on Logan. He really has gotten left behind lately as the other two go on to greater heights of fun learning experiences.

Lately, Logan has taken to some "guys" as he calls them. They are Power Rangers (remember those?), and they were a gift from a long ago neighbors yardsale. My plan was to toss them in the Goodwill bag, but he found them and has carried them around ever since. He talks to his 'guys'. His 'guys' fight. His 'guys' talk and play. His 'guys' sleep with him. And if they are in sight, a full on breakdown happens until his 'guys' are in his hands, curled up with him in his bed. He asks for his 'guys' when he can not find them and we have to help him find them again. He really likes to carry all three.... but he only has two hands, so occasionally, he will volunteer me to be his 'guy holder'.

Another favorite is airplanes. He has two airplane figurines. I think they are both jet fighters. Those bash together mid flight and come crashing to the ground at least once a day with a huge "shooo, shooo, boom!" He is pretty much the cutest thing ever. He still loves going Bye Bye, he still loves seeing airplanes in the air and yelling and signing... but signing is quickly being paired with talking. "More Please" is a favorite phrase, as is "more juice", and "Please mine". They are, for now, paired with the signs, but I can see the day where he is clear enough that he doesn't need the signs and another one of my babies stops being a baby.

He was 20 mos a couple days ago.

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