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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Monday, January 05, 2009

A day of Ice

Monday's are homeschool co-op. The group met at our house this week, so I got to pick what we studied. I decided since it was so cold and wintery, (haha - try mid 70's!) we should study the arctic. We read Welcome to the Ice House by Jane Yolen, and The Little Penguin by A.J. Wood, played with polar bear and penguin and snowflake stickers for "art time" (that is definitely my weakness... I am NOT an artist!) and played outside with our own little piece of an arctic winter...

In the south, ice is not found in the usual places (like driveways, sidewalks or ponds).
Instead, it comes in coolers.

Ice by the shovelful.

Ice by the bucketful.

Crushing ice into snow. (notice the bare feet and the abandoned mitten)

Serious business! 
(This is the picture of the day, by the way... these three are siblings, and they were so adorable, working together so nicely.) 

Our poor, pitiful snowman! (or rather, iceman!)


Mary Wary said...

Those three siblings...my they are just gorgeous!! I wonder where they get their good looks and charming personality from....(o:

Carrie said...

You have the best ideas for theme days! We must continue this when you move here. I want to have another co-op day just with us!!!! What day works for you?!

Mary said...

Love the idea! Great pictures too.