Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter Weather Update

First off, thank you for your prayers. We were very blessed to not get the ice as intensely as expected in my part of the state. We didn't lose power and I was able to get home from work on Thursday without as much trouble as I was expecting.

We are staying inside (with the exception of some snow fun) and keeping warm. I think that today we will try some snow ice cream for the first time. Here are some pics of the beautiful scene outside of our house.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bracing for impact

We have a big winter storm headed our way that should arrive here on Thursday. The next few days will involve preparation. We have firewood being delivered tonight in case we lose power we still have a source of heat. I am going through the cabinets and taking inventory of what we will be able to eat without power if that happens.

I also happen to work Thursday and I pray that I don't get stuck at the hospital overnight. I am one to try and drive no matter what the weather, but if they close down some of the roads then I will have no choice.

Thursday my husband and daughter will snuggle in and keep warm during the weather and I hopefully will join them early evening. By Saturday we will be out of the worst of it.

Keep us in your prayers. :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Exciting Changes

I am in the process of making some exciting changes to our homeschool curriculum. I will be posting about it as soon as it is all organized.

I am soooooo excited!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Science Museum of Oklahoma

We went to the Science Museum of Oklahoma last week. This is Reagan's first time to visit the museum and she had a blast! We spent about 4-5 hours there and didn't even come close to seeing half of it. We will be returning soon and hope by spring to have seen it all and then start over again :)

The day of fun begins.

She loved all of the magnet stations.

Reagans favorite part!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Rag Coat Day 2

Today we reviewed The Rag Coat by having Reagan narrate to me what she remembered. Reagan did really well and there were only a couple of points I thought it would be good to remember that she left out. We continued by reading Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds, I feel like this is such a great book to read when studying the Appalachians, and the only way I know to describe it is to say that the words bring to such a vivid picture in your mind of what the Appalachians must look like and the people that live there.

We looked at and talked about the compass rose and then we looked at a blank map of the United States and marked N, S, E and W. We found the Appalachian Mountains and marked them on this map, then found where we live and talked about the distance from us to the Appalachians, which direction we lived, the direction the Appalachians are in, etc.

Tomorrow the plan is to talk about coal.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Rag Coat Day 1

Today we read The Rag Coat and Silver Packages. I can't recommend Silver Packages enough either as a great Christmas book or a great go along for The Rag Coat. We then found the Appalachian Mountains on the map and looked at how many states this mountain range covers.

I decided to focus mainly on quilts today. I have a couple of quilts and we spread them out on the floor and really looked at the material and sewing. One of the quilts I knew the story to and the other quilt is probably over 100 years old and we know nothing about it, so we looked at each piece and thought about what that fabric might have origianlly been used for.

We read about the actual Santa Train. We talked about how neat it would be to send a gift that would be on the Santa Train and put into the hands of a child in need. I think we might make this a yearly read around Christmas.