Audrey invited her Daisy Girl Scout friends to a Valentine Party. The girls crafted paper valentines with paint, glitter, beads, sequins, and tissue paper. They also decorated heart sugar cookies with frosting, sugar, and sprinkles. They ate valentine treats and played Valentine Bingo.
Ethan is our big breakfast eater. He just loves to eat breakfast, especially french toast, pancakes, and waffles.
For the letter D, we read The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan by Beatrix Potter. We found D in shape and sound in the doors of the oven in which Ribby the Cat and Duchess the Dog bake their pies. Audrey drew such a clever oven with doors.
For another week in January, we learned all about ice. We made icy snow paint and salty watercolor paintings. We created an ice wreath to put outside and watch shine in the sun and eventually melt. We also made colored ice hearts to build and stack. Our favorite ice activity was when we went on a nature walk to look for ice. We found icicles and patches of ice to slip and slide on.
"Oh where do you come from you little flakes of snow?
Falling, falling, softly falling to the earth below.
On the trees and on the bushes on the mountains afar,
Tell me snowflakes do you come from where the angels are?"
We spent a week in January exploring snow. Our story for the week was The Story of the Snow Children by Sibylle von Olfers. This is one of my absolute favorite stories of all time, so magical! We made watercolor and crayon resist snowflakes. We also went out and explored the snow with a magnifying glass after reading The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder. The close-up photographs of snowflakes in this book are amazing. Ethan really enjoyed making snow dough (white homemade play dough with silver glitter mixed in). He enjoyed playing with his cars in it.
Hi! I am Allison. I am a happy homemaker, wife, and mother to four sweet babies. I am also a Classical, Christian homeschooling mom trying to make every day a celebration of love and family. I love to bake, cook, garden, read, do art, and spend time outdoors with my amazing family.
Our story of loving and learning at home...
"Let them be little, 'cause they're only that way for a while. Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day. Let them cry, let them giggle; let them sleep in the middle, oh, let them be little."
- Written and Sung by Billy Dean