Thursday, August 8, 2013

It is Finished!

My daughter & I accomplished our greatest feat of 2013!  She completed her kindergarten year and learned to read!  I completed my 1st year of homeschooling and learned to trust God more! I was carried by His grace the entire year.  Trying to manage the kids, the home, and everything in between, there were so many times that I felt overwhelmed, discouraged, & isolated (this is VERY hard for the extreme extrovert that I am).  But Praise the Lord that He remains faithful even when we are faithless (2 Timothy 2:13).  God is so good & His grace is sufficient!  In the midst of my spiritual growing pains, we were still blessed to do so much and we had tons of fun!  I plan to write a different post about what I learned this past year.  For now, I'll give a recap of Carysse's final two topics of study: Yellow, Bird...nope not the Big Yellow Bird from Sesame StreetJ. We studied Q for Quails and Birds in general.  Then we wrapped the school year off with Y for Yellow.

We made bird feeders.



The feeders kept falling off the tree but the birds didn't have trouble finding them! 

We made Bird's Nest Cookies & took them to the Fourth of July BBQ at our friends' house.  Too bad we didn't have any red, white, & blue M&Ms. 



Little sister diligently working on her feather painting craft.


Me & my girls taking a break to look at the birds.  
I desire to spiritually take more breaks to "look at the birds".


Quail Unit

After Carysse read the book, Herbie Bear and the Yellow Kite, she made a yellow kite. The cloud reads, "If I were a kite..." She wrote, "I would fly to Illinois to see Grandma."  We had no idea that my parents were going to make a SURPRISE visit to see us that week!  It's so sweet that they got to take this pic together.

We also bought a kite.

Daddy had fun flying it with his daughters.

Our yellow craft stick flowers covered with buttons.  
This is a great fine motor activity for little hands.

Carysse happily exclaimed that she made, "Noah's Ark" out of her Eggo Waffle.  We also had eggs & bananas to complete our "Yellow Breakfast". 

We went on a "Yellow Walk" to take a picture of all the yellow things we see in our neighborhood.









I guess it's time to go home now! 

Yellow Unit

5 comments:

The Keierleber Family said...

Fantastic!

Caryn said...

Thanks T!

Stine said...

So glad to have been there to take a picture with Carysse and see the kite drawing. She and I are so much alike!
Love Ya'll

Beth Pawley said...

Congratulations! The first year is always the hardest. :)

Blessings,
Beth-Renee

Caryn said...

Thanks Beth-Renee! You were one of my first homeschool mom inspirations!