In a homeschooling house full of 7 kids & 3 guniea pigs....there is never a dull moment! A lot of people show genuine concern for us and want to know how we are doing, as the road we've left behind was not a pleasant one. So, here I am, to tell some of our stories...share some of our days...and open up a part of our world to you! Come join us on our journey so you won't miss the moments that take our breath away!

Monday, December 5, 2011

This is the way days should be :)

Today, Falcon started a new job.  This change will help us stay more on schedule around here because my day is guaranteed to start somewhere between 5:00am and 5:30am. 

This morning, Macaw woke up at around 6:30am.  This is very early for her, but she couldn't go back to sleep because the poor thing was so disturbed about a horrible dream she had.  So, after I did a few morning chores we started her school day!  She was finished with school at 9:30am  at which time Eagle had already begun his work.  Since Eagle doesn't take to change very well, he had quite a struggle today with us being back on a strict schedule.  His day took much longer than it should have, but he managed to get all of his school work done, including Art!  In Art, he studied the life and art of Henry Rousseau.  Rousseau was born more than 150 years ago in France.  He was an artist who loved to paint rainforests filled with wild animals.  Eagle studied some of Rousseau's paintings and he learned about how he used different colors, shapes and patterns in paintings.  He also learned how to use "overlapping" as a way to show distance in his artwork.  He did a fabulous job on his Exotic Animals Project in which he put his overlapping skills to work.

So, our day is halfway over...two kids are schooled, one is sleeping.  Eagle is trying his hand at making a batch of cookies all by himself (and it seems to be going well)!  Emu and Macaw are eagerly waiting to do an art project (rock painting) and I'm going to take advantage of the quiet time to get a few chores done before dinner.  It's about time for Cardinal and Hawk to begin their school day...this cold and gloomy weather has made them quite lazy today (that and the fact that Hawk isn't feeling well).  Our entire school day should be done by now, but that's the beauty of homeschooling...we can adjust our schedule as we need to and even though we are quite off schedule, we are having a picture perfect day!

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