Saturday, November 03, 2007

Pictorial Portfolio 1

I submit a Homeschool portfolio three times a year where I live. Instead of mailing photos it's more fun to post them here and send a link. Here are some of the pictures from the first few months of our school year.

This is the location we did our Community Profile this summer. We learned about the industry and characteristics of Kamloops. It was cool to actually visit for real and see good friends too:o)

A little fall art.

The making of a flower bouquet from pipe cleaners.

This was an activity on learning linking verbs. We took the words to made proper sentences and linked them together.

Another activity building sentences and identifying the parts.

What we caught at the pumpkin patch.

This was a fun experiment on making a raindrop fall. This is the second picture. She is putting the drops of water together to see how long it takes for it to get heavy enough to rain and drop.

This is the first step (I uploaded backward). You put little drops of water on the plastic lid and flip it quickly and go on to step two above.

This is our learning about erosion. We poured water over the flour (dirt) to see how the water would change the surface of the earth. We added the rocks secondly to see if they helped slow down the process. We discovered it does!

This is the effect of wind on the earths surface. Always use a straw when using flour in this me!

This was our first attempt at whole wheat homemade perogies. It was my daughter's idea. She wanted to make them for dinner. They were good! We used potatoes, light cottage cheese, light cheddar cheese, garlic and onions. We surprised ourselves. Now that she is getting older we are cooking more together.


Cara said...

Is that a Washington Redskins jacket that I spy on your little guy? I bet not a lot of kids in your area have those! You've been gone for a long time, lady, but I guess some things just die hard... go 'skins!

Melanie said...

Looks like you're having a great year so far!!!

Tracy said...

Looks like you are doing a great job teaching them with "hands-on" activities...awesome! I need more of that.