Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Same Place, Different View

Our field trip today was to our local county’s landfill.  It was a very good field trip.  There were about 40 kids who attended.  We learned about trash and about how to reduce the amount of trash.  We learned about how the Landfill works.  In connection with the local children’s museum, the kids did experiments such as testing water and dissecting owl pellets.  The latter is not what one might first think of when hearing the term “owl pellets”.  Birds of prey cannot digest all that they eat so they will spit it back up much like a cat does a hairball.  Inside the owl pellets, which are held together by dried up hair/fur,  are the remains of what they ate.  The one that I helped with was thought to be a large rodent, such as a squirrel or large chipmunk.  We found the skull, jawbone, teeth, ribs, vertebrae, leg bones, etc.  See below for some pictures.    I reminded the kids why we don’t let the guinea pigs play outside unattended.  They could become lunch. 






Monday, September 26, 2011

The Irony of the Beauty

We had a field trip today.  Joining a local homeschool group was a good idea.  The best part is going to be the field trips. 

We were all pleasantly surprised at how much fun this field trip was. 

First, I would ask if you can guess by a couple of these pictures, where the field trip was?  I will post more pictures later that will reveal where this is but just found the beauty a bit ironic. 



Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Changes

It amazes me how much different Sean looks now than he did just two years ago.  And look at how his shirt has changed. 

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Friends come and they go

Sierra will miss her friends who are moving.  She does not have many girls to play with so this will be a noticeable loss. 

The oldest girl is only a year younger than Sierra but she’s tiny.  Her sister is three and has the brightest hair.