|It was so beautiful two weeks ago the kids were dressed in shorts when we went to the park for a nature walk|
|That night we had a massive hail storm|
|with pretty good size hail|
|Just a few days later we had 5 inches of snow fall, the largest snow fall in our area for the year. Of course my husband was out of town so it was up to us to shovel it all.|
|Kids getting their exercise in|
|and collapsing from exhaustion after all the snow shoveling:)|
|Then the weather went back to being in the high 60's and we had another gorgeous weekend. It has been a crazy ride weather wise around here!|
|FireDrake went to a dance held by our Homeschool group! I chaperoned and assisted with the refreshment table for the evening.|
|She had fun meeting up with all her friends and even got on the dance floor a few times!|
|This truss bridge was built in 1885 and was one of the first bridge built in the park:)|
Next we will be learning a little about moving bridges and then wrapping up our Bridge unit as we prepare for the project fair at the coop.
I haven't mentioned in a while our history lessons. I create my own history program and as we have finished up talking about the Industrial revolution and the Gilded age in the cities we have gone back in time to discuss how the west was lost to the Indians.
|I have gathered up many books on some of the famous Indians of that period that resisted being forced onto reservations and we have been reading many. We are also watching documentaries and movies that address this time period.|
At the start of our unit, MarioFan built an Indian teepee from a kit I found at a local store
|MarioFan looked online to find some simple Indian teepee designs to recreate on his teepee|
|The finished project:)|
If you are interested some of the documentaries and movies we are watching on this topic include
How the west was lost by Peter Kater
The West by Ken Burns
Geronimo: An American Legend
Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee
The last of his tribe (the story of Ishi)
If you know of any other great movie for this time period feel free to let me know:)!