Friday, January 16, 2015


 This afternoon we had some fun with our Flying Creatures studies.  This is a science book from Apologia.  It's full of interesting facts and best of all focuses on our Creator.  Today we took a break from reading and dove into some hands-on activities.

 First we made hand print birds.

 Boo is a big help to me.  And yes, she is making that face on purpose.  Lol.

 First pink, then purple.

 Last was blue.  After they dry we will add googly eyes & beaks.

 Next were dragonflies.

 Pipe cleaners and beads for our creations.

 Ta dah!

 And lastly Princess wanted to make butterflies.  We haven't reached them in our book yet but that's okay.  Butterflies are always welcome.  =)


I made one too.  It was fun.  I think I'm going to hang them in the windows.  I am feeling the need for spring.


I forgot to post this from our Prairie Primer studies.  This fall we read "Little House in the Big Woods".  We met with friends to do some fun, hands-on activities.  In this post we read about the dance at Grandpa and Grandma's house, learned to square dance, made hasty pudding and learned how real maple syrup is made.  It was a great day.

Reading about the dance.

Hasty pudding.

Square dancing!  Elvis joined us to help out.

Swing your partner!

Time to eat our hasty pudding.

It was unanimous.  It was good but even BETTER with real maple syrup.

Coloring as we learn about how maple syrup is made.

It was another great day.  Prairie Primer is our favorite subject this year.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


The local schools had a snow day.  Not here at Hidden Treasures Christian Academy.  We like to work on the yucky weather days.  Then we are free for either an early summer vacation or a day off when the weather is beautiful.
We had a lot of fun and accomplished a lot today.  I am very pleased!   When you have a great day you celebrate!  
 Elvis constructing his catapult.  Thanks again, Aime!

 Working together.

 Faith joins the fun.

 Princess was introduced to Reading Eggs.  (Free trial.)

 It's a hit!

 Snuggly kitty.

 Still working hard.

 The boys decided to make gingerbread as part of their Middle Ages study.

 Next on the list was reading our chapter in Flying Creatures.  He likes us to read together.

 He wasn't pleased with the part about the maggots.  Lol.

 A new, funny bug game.

 They drew parts of their bug according to what numbers they rolled with the dice.

 Boo joined us for a round.

Last but not least was literature.  The boys each were assigned a new book to read.  Bugs is reading "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" and Elvis is reading "A Wrinkle in Time".  Both have literature studies that accompany their books.