Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

After workingon their book reports....the boys carved pumpkins and we made caramel apples:

Friday, October 24, 2008

October Art Class

The boys practiced drawing eyes and faces in art class last week.....

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Inspired by the Holy Grail....

Last month in art class, the boys were inspired by the Holy Grail to make these chalices. Joseph's Chalice (first 2 pictures) followed by Sean's Chalice and Joseph's snake. Matthew's bowl follows.....

Roses still blooming.....

I needed to get a breath of fresh air the other day and was surprised to see so many blooms on my roses this late in the season.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Joseph making Halloween treat boxes for his friends. The boys have been having fun with origami paper and J decided that he wanted to make treat boxes---

Sean's card-- he called it the Patriotic card....
Sean with his cat and sail boat

A card and a heart....
A really cool envelope....
Love the star!!! I told him he has to show me how to do it.....
another really cool card--and envelope
close up of the folding on the card-- pretty cool!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Around the World Night 2009

We've begun the journey! The boys have each picked a country for Around the World Night 2009. We've got Israel, Egypt and Canada. Our fun has started....they have already started a notebook and have been looking up information.

If you live in the Piedmont Triad and would like to participate in Around the World Night, here is more information.

This is from Lori, who coordinates Around the World Night

As of today (October 8, 2008), Countries TAKEN so far:

Sierra Leone
New Guinea
South Africa

There are so many more wonderful choices that haven't been chosen! Go on your search of the most unique, most fascinating, most historic journey to a far away land!!

I have had many new homeschool families contact me about this event. Here are some specific details... {also, in your FHE NEWSLETTER}

Here are a few of the preliminary details...

Date, Place, and Time: April 25th, 2009, Star of Bethlehem Church on
Jonestown Rd., 7-9pm

Presentations will be on a tri-fold decorated anyway you'd like.
The presentations will share a circular table with another country backed up to it. All of the table space in front of the presentation will be yours to put artifacts, small projects, reports, tasty foods to share, etc etc as you see fit. Some dress in their countries attire!!

As the evening goes on, some choose to stand at their project and answer questions; others roam and sample foods from far away places!

However you'd like, it is suppose to be a fun night to invite friends, dads, and anyone else to see what we have done. I started doing this many years ago b/c most homeschooled kids do not get to "show off" their talents as often as they should be able to!! In my humble opinion!! And, I LOVE to see the wonderful people and cultures of God's great world!!! Hope you'll mark your calendar either way; to join us in presenting your favorite country or to support those who are committed to sharing what they learn!!

If you have any further questions, I'm an email away!!!

Lori Deal

Student Night At the Opera

Tonight is Student Night at the Opera. The boys are looking forward to their 4th year of Opera at the Piedmont Opera Theatre

If you are a homeschooler and have not been to Student Night at the Opera, here is a bit of info about the 2008-2009 Season:

Student Night at the Piedmont Opera 2008-2009
A section has been reserved for homeschoolers and you may now purchase your tickets! Just let them know you would like to sit with the homeschooling group. Call the Box office at 725-7101. Tickets to each individual Opera are available or you may purchase a subscription which includes an extra performance by the NC School of the Arts. Tickets are $3 for children and $15 for adults.

Homeschoolers have the opportunity to purchase subscriptions again this year! This includes 3 performances. The two student nights at the opera and a performance of L’elisir d’amore by the NC School of the Arts. The subscription cost is $27 for adults and $9 for children. (That’s $3 a performance for kids! And $9 a performance for Adults! What a great deal!)

Student Night Dates are:

The Light in the Piazza on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 7:30pm at The Stevens Center.

L’elisir d’amore on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 8:00 pm at the Stevens Center

The Marriage of Figaro on Wednesday April 1, 2009 at 7:30 at The Stevens Center

For more information, please visit the Piedmont Opera Theatre

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Silver Bullet Book Theater

Coming Soon! J has been writing a spy novel....and has set his own deadline of Friday, October 10, 2008. He plans on reading it to his family Friday night.....if he "wraps it up". He came up with the name "Silver Bullet Book Theater" all on his own.

He's a funny guy and has been enjoying doing this. This is all his idea and he's been writing away!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Little Scherzo

Sean played all of these pieces with sore finger. He jammed it playing football.....shhhh don't tell his piano teacher!

Little Scherzo
Bela Bartok (1881- 1945)

Kansas City Jazz

Kansas City 1928

New Orleans Jazz

New Orleans 1928

We Found Our Friend

We kept looking at the web to see if the Spider would come he is!

Celtic Crosses and Spider Webs

This morning as we headed out to art class at the Gray Wing, we saw the neastest spider web! We had fun watching it blow in the wind for a few minutes.....

The boys picked up the Celtic Crosses that they made in their Ireland Art Camp this summer. Today they worked with clay again....they decided to make chalices. Once they are fired, they will bring them home.