My two little learners are having a great time with this new, free Monster Theme Unit from 2 Teaching Mommies. It is perfect timing, with Halloween approaching. It has many more parts than I have pictured here.
Here, they are rolling the "monster dice" and graphing the results.
Reading practice by gluing the body part words to the monster.
Learning about fractions
One of the two puzzles to put together...(in proper number order)
Today Daddy had the day off of work, so I decided to give the kids a day off of school and go on a field trip.
We headed off the pick apples and have some fall fun at Critz Farms.
We were greeted by this enormous "slide mountain". The kids jumped out of the car and ran immediately to the slides.
Any boy, does it pay to homeschool children....we practically had the whole place to ourselves.
After a quick slide or two, we headed into the apple orchard. Right now, my favorite variety of apple is the Honeycrisp...and these were absolutely delicious.
Luke, hard at work.
Are you supposed to eat in the orchard, Mark?
Mark and Grace had a plan to reach the tops of the trees.
Success!! But they could only stay this way long enough to pick one apple.
Daddy and Kimberly
That's quite an apple, Luke.
I doubt the crows will be scared.
Luke loved this train.
It was a school day, so we had the place almost to ourselves.
There were also a lot of animals to visit on the farm.
This minature donkey was my favorite.
The rooster kept crowing and crowning...the kids loved it.
Kimmy was a little nervous around the goats, especially after seeing our they behaved when you brought in a handful of food. But after checking Kimberly for goat treats, this one was content with being petted.
I love the whiskers on this goat. Maybe he is the old timer around the farm.
Heading to the pumpkin patch.
Heading home with our pumpkins.
Which way did they go????
I bought everyone a bottle of fresh cider to drink on the way home, and the perfect spot to stop for our drink was at Chittenango Falls.
What a little monkey!
I could only manage to make it a short way down the trail to bottom of the falls, but Daddy and the kids made it the whole way....it's quite a hike!!
Look down from heaven above and touch this special child with love, protect and guide this little one till each and every day is done: remind us often that it's true: this little life is a gift from you. A miracle You've send out way! Lord, bless this little child today.
Mother Theresa pray for us!
"How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers."