With the holidays coming up there has been more opportunities for volunteering.
|We made Homeless bags to put in our car so anytime we see a homeless person on a street corner we can hand them this bag filled with some supplies|
|Each family took home half a dozen bags to keep in their car|
|There were many families participating|
|Just a few of the items we placed in the bags. This is so easy to do anyone can do it. It is something we are going to keep doing as a family on our own!|
We belong to several homeschool groups and one group decided to set up religious field trips to various organizations around the area. We started doing this when we lived in England but then we moved back stateside so we didn't complete the experience. I want the children to understand religion, not just our own, so we have signed up for several field trips over the next few months.
|The first field trip was to the Ethical Society which is a humanistic Church. I had never heard of this organization before! This society was founded in the late 1800's by Felix Adler who was a son of a rabbi.|
I must admit I found this place very interesting. If it wasn't so far away I would probably attend a service to get a better understanding of it.
For history lessons we are working on understanding the many reason people came to the United states and we built a poster to help us remember.
For Literature both kids are reading The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and we will be attending local performance in December.
For Science MarioFan is working on a FutureLearn course on electricity and it is very good. If you haven't checked out this type of learning check out their course schedule here MarioFan is also reading about Alexander Graham Bella and Nicola Tesla . I am hoping to get to our local science center soon as I am told there is an example of Tesla AC motor there.
My husband and I had another date night in-between all his travels. This time I suggested a painting class. My husband was game but was worried as he doesn't feel he is very artistic. But he did amazing and even said he would do it again, Yay! This class was for couples to paint two different paintings but the painting can go together. Since we have a wine theme dining room I wanted us to try this painting together:)
|The class gives step by step directions. My husband's painting the wine glass|
|While I painted the wine bottle|
|The finish works! Actually this is the studio's version but you get the idea. I put our names on the wine bottle so can't show it. I can't wait to hang it up!|
That is our week in a nutshell. The kids and I will continue doing schooling the month of December but we will take a week's break between Christmas and New Year!