Monday, April 12, 2010


Karissa has been learning about the writing process. To practice what she learned, she wrote a personal narrative. She brainstormed, wrote a rough draft, edited, revised, and typed her final copy. Good work, Karissa! I can't wait to go fishing again soon, too!

We thought Grandpa would like this one:

Personal Narrative

When I was six, I went fishing for the first time with my family. I saw cows, a bull, and a calf. I felt hot and cold at the same time. I also tasted Cracker Jacks. The ladies were getting hot so we jumped in the lake, but the men would not jump in because they said, "True fishermen never jump in because it scares away the fish." We begged them, then they jumped in. I can't wait to go next time!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Poetry

Hurt Nothing

Hurt no spider midnight black.

Nor puppy with a red tongue.

Nor person with a big heart.

By Karissa, 2nd Grade

(Inspired by Christina Rosetti's poem, "Hurt No Living Thing")

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Karissa Poem

Karissa's Turn! : )


Beetles like to munch and munch.
They also go crunch, crunch.

Ants work hard all through the day.
And at night they play.

Crickets chirp in the dark of the night.
And go to sleep in morning light.

Grasshoppers up in the air so high!
He wishes he could fly.

By Karissa, 2nd Grade

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Amy Poem

The Beach
By Amy, 1st Grade

People walk
Parents talk
Seagulls squawk
Boys mock.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Amy's Poem

We have been working so hard in school, we haven't had a lot of time to share it on our blog. We have some fun pictures to catch up on soon.

While you are waiting, you can enjoy the poem Amy wrote. She read a poem called "Boy Flying" and wrote a poem of her own in response.

I'm Flying

By Amy, 1st Grade

I can see beautiful colors.
I can't see Ben Ben playing.

I can hear the wind blowing.
I can't hear my sissy playing piano.

I can feel the wind blowing on my hands.
I can't feel the grass.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Little Scientists

From Karissa:

Hi guys!

This was me yesterday when I was working on math. And guess what I was learning about math? Faces, corners, and edges! It's geometry and shapes. Right now I'm eating cheese. : )

This is our second science experiment because the first one was before we got all of our equipment.

In this picture I am measuring the mass of a candy cane (After I was done I got to eat it!)

Bye! I'll be back next blog post!

From Amy:


I'm balancing a candy cane and with the other thing on the other side, I'm using gram cubes.

In this picture, I'm measuring with a graduated cylinder.

I love science!
Bye Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Mommy:
I love these pictures of my little scientists:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Back to School

From Karissa:

Hi Guys! I'm back!

Do you like the pictures of our dream dog? We were learning about Leonardo da Vinci and we wanted to draw a picture of our dream dog. I hope you like them!

The first one is a sketch:

The second one is the REAL THING!

I love sketching. In fact, I'm going to go sketch! See you later next blog post!

From Amy:

Yesterday, we learned about Leonardo da Vinci and me and my sister, we were looking for labradoodle dogs and we found one that was named Sally, but we would name it Honey and it is our dream dog. Leonardo da Vinci gaves us an idea. He likes to paint and we like to paint. And sketch, too.

This was my picture of Honey. I got the idea from Leonardo da Vinci:

I was laying on the floor because I was going to draw a picture of our backyard. I was telling Jesus thank you for the outside:

Amy writing in her prayer journal

I get to start learning about money and time now because I took the math test and finished it, so I get to move to Semester Two!

When I was in my old school I used to read All Tutus Should Be Pink all the time. When we went to the real library I found All Tutus Should Be Pink! Now I get it to read it all month!

Bye Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Mommy:

Yesterday was a little rough getting back into the swing of things after such a relaxing vacation, but we were able to make it through all of our lessons so I count that as success! : )

I love the pictures of Amy on the floor for all of these different lessons. She definitely likes to spread out!

It was fun for me to see how the girls are doing in math. They both finished up the Semester One curriculum and are ready to move on to Second Semester. Hopefully we'll be able to bump them up to the next grade level before the end of the school year. Letting them advance at their own pace was one of my goals for homeschooling.

We'll check back in tomorrow! It seems to be easier to write about the day before instead, so we'll tell you about today, tomorrow. Get it? : ) Thanks for supporting us!