This week the kids dissected owl pellets. The older kids, now in their twenties, had done it before, but the younger kids hadn’t. So as part of a unit study we were doing, (I’ll share more on that later after I post the review for it) they finally did it. Hannah, 16, opted not to take part. She didn’t even want to walk through the room when we were doing it. lol I had purchased this Student Owl Pellet Kit, and the rest of the kids had fun. Well, Abby said she didn’t have fun, but she finished without complaining. Zach, 12, was the one who enjoyed it the most. Here’s one picture, I am saving the rest for the review. 🙂
Last weekend, our church had it’s annual outdoor youth revival, Praise Fest. My family worked so hard on it. The kids and my husband put in long hours making sure all the right equipment was there, setting up, working the event (singing, skits, cooking, audio, video), and cleaning up afterwards. They weren’t the only workers, by far, but they sure did put forth a great effort and lots of hours.
They had lots of giveaways for the attendees, including John 3:16 face tatoos. Temporary,of course! lol Zack liked them, until he tried to take them off.
My beloved mother in law died last Friday morning. While not totally unexpected, it still had a great and lasting impact on our family. I am so proud of my kids and husband for going forth with Praise Fest Friday and Saturday. Because they had seen what an awesome difference Praise Fest has made in lives in the past, they wanted to go forward and participate.
Monday night was the first volleyball practice of the season for the girls. I didn’t take any pictures. I’ll have to remember to get some next Monday. Their arms were all red, and Hannah had a few little bruises on her arms. They’ll toughen up. lol
Here are a the reviews I posted recently for The Schoolhouse Review Crew in case you missed them.
A Cry From Egypt – a great book for ages 8 and up on the events leading up the the exodus
Family Time Fitness – a great physical education curriculum for the whole family
Oregon Trail & Pony Express DVD – loved this dvd
Here are a few links I found interested and helpful:
10 Big Reasons Not to Send Christian Kids to Public Schools
Why Homeschooling has Gone Mainstream
Modified Workbox System for a Large Family
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