Tiffany has written a write-up with a slide show of pics from the Jamboree in Nebraska last week. Here it is if you want to take a peek!
Archive for September, 2010
I realized I haven’t done one of these in a while, so until I catch up on photos and such I thought it could be fun. Here’s a few ways to have some homeschool fun this week…. Sing “100 bottles of beer on the wall” — math style. Take turns adding or subtracting numbers and [...]
The jamboree at Tiffany’s is in full swing and is so much fun. We have families here from Calgary, Michigan, Texas, Nebraska and Minnesota. Tonight the total is s 12 kids and 8 adults but it changes constantly. I am typing on Daryl’s laptop in the guest bed and the computer is really fighting me, [...]
The girls and I are really enjoying language classes. We had our second classes today and we’re thrilled with how quickly we’re learning. I like that both teachers jumped right into teaching us conversations instead of having us memorize lists of words. It’s a little wild for Victoria and me, because we are taking both [...]
Wow! Talk about a cool find! Workmen constructing a storm water equalization tank this week at the San Diego Zoo dug up a surprising find: a 3-million-year-old whale. The construction crew was using an excavotor to dig through fine grain sand, when suddenly the machine struck a solid item. Further investigation revealed that this obstacle [...]
We got to take part in some free foreign language classes this semester and the first ones were on Monday. Victoria took German, and Victoria and Anna took Spanish. I am attending with the girls so I guess I’m taking them too. I’ve already taken both languages but that was many years ago! The [...]
I asked the girls to write me up a short report on one of a few different questions, and one of them was how glass was made. Victoria chose that one and here’s her report (with photos she found and included). In case you were wondering! Glass making was invented by people around 3000 BC. [...]
Here’s a few of the fun things we did and some of the masses of photos I took last week on our trip up north. More tomorrow! That’s only a couple of days worth.
Suddenly all of our tiny earthly diamonds seem pretty paltry. Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered a diamond star of 10 billion trillion trillion carats. The huge cosmic diamond – technically known as BPM 37093 – is actually a crystallised white dwarf. A white dwarf is the hot core of a star, [...]
We are back from our trip to Duluth and had a wonderful time! We found agates (and learned how they were formed), went to the zoo, went to a railroad museum that was more like a trip back 100 years to another world under the city, went over the lift bridge (and waited while it [...]