Wednesday, March 04, 2009

At School with the Princesses

There are many things that I love about home schooling, but one of the best things is that there is NO dress code! If we want to have class in our pj’s, it’s o.k., and we sometimes do just that! This morning the girls decided that they wanted to dress like princesses.
They think they deserve to be treated like royalty anyway, so it really didn’t change the dynamics of our day. lol

This was actually our 100th day of school which is a BIG deal for kindergarteners. We’re a little late celebrating this since we usually have school 4 days per week rather than 5.... another good thing about home schooling. There are no minimum required days. I am also careful not to count days where I don’t feel that we’ve actually accomplished what I intended…due to interruptions, etc. So, today was the big 100. Here’s the princess counting out 100 M& M’s to go along with the 100 pretzels, 100 peanuts, 100 popcorn kernels and 100 raisins in our special trail mix.
Our topic this week is “Vegetables.” The theme is God Provides Everything We Need for Growth just as He provides sun, rain, soil, climate etc. for the growth of our crops. We started the week off with a visit to the produce section of the local grocery store.
This morning DD spent some time observing and categorizing the different types of vegetables we purchased.
I got the girls to eat several of the vegetables by letting them make their own vegetable pizzas tonight.
I had to let them add a little pepperoni, too.
But underneath all of this cheese are olives, green and yellow bell peppers, and mushrooms. DD even ate tomatoes today. Tomorrow she's going to try carrot & raisin salad. It’s amazing what you can get kids to do if you just tell them it’s part of their school lesson…well, at least when their young. Maybe I should present a lesson on the “blessings of keeping a clean house”….Hmmm. It might be worth a try. LOL


Mama Ladybug said...

Isn't "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" an old expression used? Or was that just my mother trying to accomplish the same thing you are, LOL!! Hey, it's worth a try, look how long this stuck with me!

Debbie and Sam said...

My mother tried the cleanliness is next to Godliness thing too. It didn't stick here :(

Mommy Spice said...

Again, so much fun seeing what y'all do for school. I love the pizza idea. S.G. has made her own pizza before, but I need to give her more veggie choices. S.G. has been celebrating Dr. Suess' Birthday this week at her school, so today she got to wear silly socks for Fox in Socks day. Yesterday, she wore her shirt inside out and backwards for Wacky Wednesday. I don't think there's a princess day though.

Anonymous said...

What great pictures. And what a great idea for getting them to try different foods. It is so much better than taking away their dessert for not eating their veggies. That "cleanliness is next to Godliness" just puts us as adults on a guilt trip. However, I am learning to live with it! Love, Aunt Muhl