I have been so busy the last few days that I haven't even had time to blog about how our first week of school has been going. The kids have adjusted well to being back in the school mode. Mom, on the other hand, is exhausted! I know that with prayer and a few more days of acclimating to our new schedule I'll be just fine. I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend! :)

Today Bookworm and Mickey Mouse spent some time designing covers for their zoology notebooks. They'll be using these notebooks to record what they're learning about in science class.

We also conducted our first zoology experiment. All of the kids participated, right down to the three year old. I've been amazed at how she's been so interested in everything the older kids have been studying. Our focus for the experiment was air pressure and how it relates to a bird's ability to fly. For our experiment, we used a cup full of water and two straws. One of the straws was cut so that it was 1/2 inch above the rim of the cup. The other straw was held at an angle and used to blow air over the immersed straw. As a result of the lower air pressure being blown over the straw, water came up through the straw. The kids had so much fun sputtering water all over the place, and they now have a better understanding of one of the principles of flight.



This afternoon I headed to town for Bookworm's first lesson with her new piano teacher. Mr. C and I have been praying for quite a while that the Lord would provide for a smooth transition when the time came to switch teachers. Today's meeting with the new teacher was such an answer to those prayers! She and Bookworm hit it off right away, and I can tell that Bookworm is going to thrive under her instruction. The Lord teaches me to trust Him completely in so many ways. My nature is to fret and worry about something like this change, but there is great peace that comes from leaving all the details to Him.

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Thursday, August 02, 2007
I have been so busy the last few days that I haven't even had time to blog about how our first week of school has been going. The kids have adjusted well to being back in the school mode. Mom, on the other hand, is exhausted! I know that with prayer and a few more days of acclimating to our new schedule I'll be just fine. I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend! :)

Today Bookworm and Mickey Mouse spent some time designing covers for their zoology notebooks. They'll be using these notebooks to record what they're learning about in science class.

We also conducted our first zoology experiment. All of the kids participated, right down to the three year old. I've been amazed at how she's been so interested in everything the older kids have been studying. Our focus for the experiment was air pressure and how it relates to a bird's ability to fly. For our experiment, we used a cup full of water and two straws. One of the straws was cut so that it was 1/2 inch above the rim of the cup. The other straw was held at an angle and used to blow air over the immersed straw. As a result of the lower air pressure being blown over the straw, water came up through the straw. The kids had so much fun sputtering water all over the place, and they now have a better understanding of one of the principles of flight.



This afternoon I headed to town for Bookworm's first lesson with her new piano teacher. Mr. C and I have been praying for quite a while that the Lord would provide for a smooth transition when the time came to switch teachers. Today's meeting with the new teacher was such an answer to those prayers! She and Bookworm hit it off right away, and I can tell that Bookworm is going to thrive under her instruction. The Lord teaches me to trust Him completely in so many ways. My nature is to fret and worry about something like this change, but there is great peace that comes from leaving all the details to Him.

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8 Comments:
Blogger HsKubes said...
So glad to hear your week is going well and has been productive. What a great accomplishment.
I just love how our younger ones, too, love to learn right along with us. What a blessing that is!
Rejoicing with y'all in the new piano teacher that the Lord provided! I just love how He provides for us like that. Isn't He Wonderful?!

~ Christina

Blogger Pam said...
Oh I love the sound of your experiment! I know the kiddies enjoyed that!

Praise God for answered prayer concerning the transition for Bookworm, which by the way, I think is an awful cute nickname!

Blogger Julie's Jewels said...
I'm glad to hear things are going well and that the kids are adjusting well to this new schoolyear.

Blogger Bren said...
Looks like your school year is off to a great start!! What a fun experiment and the newly decorated notebooks will quickly fill up!

Blogger Becky said...
You have surely hit the ground running for school this year. Great job! I love a creative teacher :)

Blogger Pam said...
I just read your the comment you left form me stating that you remember the Arnolds! That is so neat!

Blogger Happymama said...
Looks like school is going pretty good so far!

I think it's in most of our nature to worry about things. It's funny how silly we feel when God allows everything to fall into place.

~Kristi

Blogger Sonya said...
We school year round but I can totally relate to the being tired! Yesterday, the girls went on a nature walk and collected leaves to sketch. It was alot of fun and I was so amazed at how well both of them depicted their leaves! I'm hoping to share more of our homeschooling on my blog as soon as I'm able to find time to post more! LOL!

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