Wrapping up Bekah’s school year

So, it’s pretty late in the summer to admit this but I am finally getting around to going through school papers, artwork, etc. that have been sitting around from at least June.

I got all the way through Jordan’s on Sunday and saved a collection of things that had been assembled by someone within his class.

Today, I’m going through the huge file of art projects and 1st writing assignments that I’ve saved throughout the year. For posterity, here they are…

Jan. 26, 2009

My Friends:

Christina – play hopscotch

Momma – snuggle

Dadda – wrestle

Ashley – paint nails

Jordan – play action figures

Mary – play outside

Grace – Littlest Petshops

Sydney – play Supergirl and Wonderwoman

Donovan – play in his house and my house

Matthew – play house (he’s the dog)

Bekah from gymnastics – do gymnastics with her

Rebekah B.* – doll house, Barbies

Janelle – play outside in the snow

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* These are her words, not mine, so I guess this is what she likes to do when she is alone. šŸ™‚

Jan. 9, 2009

Rain

Rain helps plants grow

We drink the rain that goes into lakes

We need the rain to stay healthy.

I like to stomp in summer rain puddles.

September 2008
A Favorite Place

The sun is very, very bright and is kind of like light bulbs. The wind makes you able to fly a kite. Kites are colorful and you can take them to the beach or even play with them in your backyard. Woohoo!!!!!!

Make a Wish

I wish that Troy was 6 and I could be his friend.

Working with shapes and symmetry

Working with shapes and symmetry

Making prints as well as evergreen and deciduous trees

Making prints as well as evergreen and deciduous trees

Egypt, cave paintings, and the ancient middle east

Egypt, cave paintings, and the ancient middle east

Imitate an artist: Van Gogh's Water Lilies

Imitate an artist: Van Gogh's Water Lilies

More famous artists: Piet Mondrian, VanGogh; and a pencil drawing done to music "Fabulous"

More famous artists: Piet Mondrian, VanGogh; and a pencil drawing done to music "Fabulous"

Free drawing - I think it's about the Jews being at God's heart and Jesus' back.

Free drawing - I think it's about the Jews being at God's heart and Jesus' back.

I think I’m closing the book on 1st grade!

“Lying on beds” by Bekah

After morning,
I go lie on things.

I lie on my side
And look outside the window

I lie on my left side
And look at my books.

I always lie on things
After morning.

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A poem by Bekah based on “Lying on Things” by Dennis Lee.

Moon Craters

Bekah loves her science through K12. The last unit of the year has been about the moon and an experiment was just the perfect way to enjoy it. She loves donning her goggles and getting down and dirty…

Making our \

A thick layer of sand, followed by a layer of flour, topped off with cocoa powder created a simulated moon surface for us to conduct our Moon Crater experiment.

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Once the ‘moon’ was complete, the next step was to simulate rocks battering the surface…

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Bekah learned that although God protects our Earth with an atmosphere that burns up almost all rocksĀ headed for us, the uninhabited moon has no such protective layer and therefore ends up marred as rocks of varying sizes continually batter it.

The craters and \'moon dust\'

As evidenced by the cocoa powder all over the place, dropping the marbles and making the ‘moon dust’ go poof was a lot of fun. It would have been nice if we’d been able to get the marbles out each time by simply touching them with tape like the directions said, but we had to work at extracting them a little more than that! Another fun and learning science experiment!

Baseball, Bowling and Poetry

Ashley had a ‘tween bowling event today with Homeschooling His Way.Ā There wasn’t a great turn out, but those who came had a good time.

Jordan had his second baseball game of the season against his old teammates, the Pirates. He got a couple nice hits off the tee and ran the bases with increasing speed. They allĀ had a great time, though we’re ready for warmer weather at the games! His next game is Saturday afternoon.

Bekah was introduced to Haiku today and wrote a couple with some help. It’s great work with a focus on syllables. Remember that 5,7,5 syllable pattern? Here are some samples of her work today:

Gabriella

Koalas are so

Cute and cuddly, I love

To snuggle with her.

Online Fun

Anna, Lana and

Gabriella, my Webkinz

I love them so much.