Thursday, January 19, 2012

Less Blogging

We've been looking for somewhere to live. It's been a much more difficult task than we thought it would be. We are narrowing the scope and may have a more final decision soon. Blogging will likely seem slower right now since we are in and out so much and we are trying to implement a different type of bedtime with the kids. Changes sometimes equal less blogging. I'll keep blogging but there may not be as many posts as I like.

For those who don't know our situation. We are living with relatives in a small farm house in Southern Ontario. We moved here last minute from Edmonton, Alberta to be closer to my Dad who has cancer. We have been here for months. Homeschooling has been a challenge. Wish us luck!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Book Sharing Monday - Chester

 Melanie Watt has such a great sense of humour. My kids love Chester and his funny power struggles to take over the story. He tries to change the authors words and she tries to get the story back.

In the end Chester is usually more sorry than the author and we are all laughing hysterically! This is a funny, feel-good book that you really should share with your kids.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nature Study Continued

 While comparing differnt textures of bark we noticed fungus growing.


 Some of the trees had moss on them. This one that is rotting is covered in it.

Some of the trees that were down had signs of insects.

This tree told a story. A woodpecker was here.

This tree was wet on one side. This is when I pointed out that all of the trees had more moss on the north side.

We had a wonderful hike. It was well overdue and now that it's cold again, it makes it that much more meaningful.

Bark Study

 Studying bark was an idea that came while hiking and we didn't have any guide book with us. We just compared each bark and plan on returning to do more detailed study later. Here are pictures to show you the different textures of bark we found.


 This is one of my favourites. It has such cool shapes on it.


 This one is cool too. It looks like paper.






It looks like some of these are the same kind of tree, but with age they look slightly different.

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